Microsoft (MSFT)’s latest collaboration with Nokia (NOK) has been taken into consideration by the leading Microsoft investors who are looking for similarities between this move and Google’s 2011 partnership with Motorola Company (GOOG). With the failure of the Motorola deal not meeting the expected profits, investors believe the same might be the case with Nokia. The software giant went an extra mile by taking over Nokia’s handset division with a handsome amount of $7.2 billion.
This division was causing serious setbacks to the company’s overall productivity. There are a number of similarities between the Microsoft-Nokia and Google-Motorola associations. The most worthy of note is the point that both Google and Microsoft are software firms who have issued the license to their very own competitors in the hardware industry. However, Microsoft has played smart and the deal will most likely add value to the Microsoft corp.
— Guru Focus