So very briefly - late nite hotel, early departure tomorrow...
The Financial Times just wrote a few hours ago that Huawei CEO said yeah, they could be intersted in acquiring Nokia, but it would require Nokia's willingness (ie he'd not be interested in a 'hostile takeover'). He added - rather mischievously to me, considering Huawei also provides Windows Phone based smartphones while its majority is of course on Android - that Windows Phone is 'weak' yet one has to pay a license for it. This compared to the much stronger Android which is free.
Yeah - Hello Nokia investors and Board. Fire the Microsoft Muppet! Elop has driven Nokia to the gutter. And those of the Board members who don't stand up to fire Elop, should also be fired. There is no excuse for Nokia killing the world's most praised OS - the only one regularly rated better than the iPhone (MeeGo) in favor of Windows Phone, if even other Windows partners see that Windows Phone even in its current WP8 edition is garbage - ok, or 'weak' as in Huawei's CEO's words.
Also there is some gossip about Lenovo, that while its looking at NEC and Blackberry, it 'should' also consider buying Nokia. Maybe finally now, we will see the bidding start on Nokia, and most likely, that Nokia would be split by the buyer(s) and various other companies. And that Elop finally gets what he deserves - to be fired. (more and longer blogs to resume soon, as I wind down the end of this Spring's heavy travel, consulting and speaking season)