ANALYST VIEWS: WHY HAS NOKIA’S DEAL BEEN SO BADLY RECEIVED?

JAMES CRAWSHAW | S&P EQUITY RESEARCH
It was a mistake to kill off Symbian prematurely. It will take two or more years to transition to Windows and meanwhile no-one will want to buy a Symbian phone.

TERO KUITTINEN | MKM PARTNERS
We expect that Nokia’s smartphone market share will collapse as developers abandon Symbian support following Elop’s dismissive comments about Symbian and Qt software
platforms.

GARETH JENKINS | UBS
While no outcome would have been particularly palatable, we understand the rationale for adopting Microsoft. This said, the clear winner in the deal is likely to be Microsoft.