I doubt anyone here can rationalise Microsoft paying $5 billion for, essentially, Nokia’s core business. I personally think it’s stupid, although no more stupid than Google paying $12.5 billion for Motorola. No, wait, $7.5 billion less stupid. But still stupid.
Luckily, The Register rides to the rescue. It’s all about the patents!
Microsoft has posted the presentation it’s used to explain its decision to acquire Nokia’s mobile phone business and it reveals the key reason for the acquisition: hitting back at Apple and Google.
Apparently the slide-show gets interesting at slide 15, wherein ...