Nokia Looking to Sale Phone Division to Microsoft; Negotiations Begining Next Week!

According to Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin, some solid Nokia sources revealed that "Next week Nokia will start the negotiations about the sale of it's phone unit to Microsoft," said Murtazin in the post. "For now the results of the negotiations won't be public, but the deal might close before the end of 2011. Both companies […]

According to Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin, some solid Nokia sources revealed that "Next week Nokia will start the negotiations about the sale of it's phone unit to Microsoft," said Murtazin in the post. "For now the results of the negotiations won't be public, but the deal might close before the end of 2011. Both companies are in a big hurry."

When Microsoft teamed up with Nokia to create WP7 hardware, it showed a massive shift in strategy for Nokia. But if rumors hold true, then this may only be the start of a massive acquisition of the.

A Nokia PR spokesman responded to the rumor with a tweet today, though he didn't deny the story outright:

"We normally don't comment on rumours as you know, but we have to say that Eldar's rumours are obviously getting less accurate with every passing moment," tweeted UK communication director for Nokia, Mark Squires.

Murtazin stated:

People live in the old and do not understand how the information that such media. And lose again and again. But my problem is just doing their job. Given the degree of insanity in the Nokia, it becomes easy to do.

And there you have another piece of information -- the following week Nokia begins talks on selling the phone division at Microsoft. While the results of these negotiations will not be public, but the deal could be closed before the end of 2011, both companies are very much in a hurry.

After all, today the problem for the current management of Nokia does not produce good products, but as soon as possible to destroy the company, and interesting assets transferred to the MS. Everything is transparent and takes place in public.

Murtazin has a favorable track record -- was the one who broke the Nokia-Windows Phone story and, more recently, the news that Nokia will kill its OVI brand.

[Source: Eldar Murtazin]