Microsoft Phone Home!

The actually somewhat inevitable happened: Microsoft buying Nokia’s phone business.  Here’s how things may go down, and there’s skepticism that Elop is going to be the next big leader.  Elop has his strong points, but don’t expect him to become CEO.

Does any of this surprise anyone?  I’m surprised it took this long.

I see this as having to have some effect on Microsoft’s plans (probably can’t do any worse), but am not sure what it’ll mean employment-wise.  Microsoft was doing some hiring lately, so I don’t know if they’ll shed – or add – people.

Also? Nokia’s stock did well.

– Steven Savage