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July 11, 2016

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Loyal fan

That factory is undoubtedly going for use by FIH to build those famous high-quality slider-QWERTY phones only Nokia factories can make and then to sell them with Nokia branding to become 3rd largest smartphone vendor by 2019.

Winter

"I think this still is or at least at some point recently was the world's largest phone factory."

The DigiTimes say:
"Foxconn Electronics has announced that one of its subsidiaries, Chief Expertise, has purchased a 100% stake of Microsoft Mobile (Vietnam), a handset unit of Microsoft Mobile in Vietnam, for VND492 million (US$22 million)."

Only $22M for the world's largest phone factory?

HaventYouPaidAttentionToThisBlog

The factory has been poisoned by Microsoft.

Wayne Borean


Fascinating. There's nothing on the Microsoft corporate site about the sale.

As to the price, if the plant is assembly only, the price may not be out of line. It depends upon the equipment installed, and we do not know what the plant has.

Wayne

Speaking of smartphone dominance - I'm surprised you haven't commented on Pokemon Go. It's the first widely adopted Augmented Reality game. It's a smash hit. And it's really funny the social impact it's already having. Some bad things too as in folks luring games users and robbing them

Keen reader

Factory was part of the deal announced in May:

http://news.microsoft.com/2016/05/18/microsoft-selling-feature-phone-business-to-fih-mobile-ltd-and-hmd-global-oy/#sm.001gaalv51dbffjjuht1j0c1vbr0z

Abdul Muis

Two high-end Nokia Android smartphones with Android Nougat Flavor in works.
http://www.nokiapoweruser.com/two-high-end-nokia-android-smartphones-with-android-nougat-flavor-in-works-more-details/

Abdul Muis

Nokia flagship SD820 5.5" android will be priced at US$500?
http://www.gizmochina.com/2016/07/17/android-based-nokia-phones-2k-display-sd-820/

cornelius

We have good news from Microsoft's earnings report. WP revenue is down 71% yoy. Well, OK, it's not as bad as it seems because such decline is the new normal at Microsoft. So, it's business as usual.

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