The Microsoft/Nokia deal visualised

Microsoft and Nokia have a tiny slice of the mobile market at presentThe recent Microsoft acquisition of Nokia’s device division is visualised in this diagram by Luke Millar, which shows just how small a piece of the mobile pie this deal covers.

That said I think this acquisition has legs, especially with Microsoft’s recently discovered design ethic. I know several influential ‘creative’ types that are pretty excited with their Nokia Lumia, and this kind of flag-waving can go a long way. Additionally, big companies generally have a preference for devices that best integrate with their existing security and software set (read Microsoft), so I see this as a growth area too.

From small seeds, big trees can grow and I wouldn’t write Microsoft off just yet.

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