Apple Outsider on the Microsoft Nokia Deal

Matt Drance echoes some of my own thoughts on the Nokia Acquisition:

5) Nokia was already making very nice Windows Phone hardware. And the Windows Phone software, while not making a huge market share dent, has been routinely praised. What, then, has been the problem — and again, is this merger really the solution? This is easy to answer with another question: How would the Lumia line be selling if it ran Android, and without Nokia as a Google subsidiary?

You should read the rest of them, too. All great points.