Analyst predicts Nokia will sell smartphone business to Microsoft and Huawei in 2013

A couple days ago we posted our predictions for 2013, and we admittedly had some pretty crazy ideas (Ballmer  deodorant, anyone?) Even we couldn’t come up with something as crazy as Tristan Louis from Forbes. Tristan says that in 2013 the mobile industry will see a big shakeup. The biggest move will involve Nokia, Microsoft, and Huawei, says Tristan.

He predicts that in 2013 Nokia will realize their bet with Windows Phone has failed. Microsoft and Huawei will be the two parties competing to gobble up their mobile division. They will sell their smartphone business to Microsoft, and their telecom interests to Huawei. Analysts say the darndest things, don’t they? We would be very surprised if this prediction came true. RIM is in an arguably worse position than Nokia and they continue to keep on trucking. If this prediction does ever come true it won’t be as quickly as 2013.

What do you think about this lofty prediction?

[via BGR]


  • JSYOUNG571

    I have always felt Microsoft should just buy Nokia out and use it to make Windows Phone period. Cut out the middle people and just go for the gusto Microsoft. It is no secret that Microsoft shows more favor to Nokia while giving HTC and Samsung the middle finger when it comes to Windows Phone.

  • CX1

    Forbes tech bloggers are a joke.

  • Edgar Cervantes

    This guy is NUTS. Really? What a joke. And Nokia is not doing bad at all, their phones are actually selling!

  • http://twitter.com/richkidumad Josh (LosAltosHills)

    this report is absolute nonsense, but from the beginning I thought MS would or should buy nokia and punch out their own phones.