* Update *: according to Reuters, Bill Plummer, Vice President of external affairs at Huawei, has indicated that his company “has no plans to acquire Nokia”, thus denying the statements of Yu in the Financial Times.
Nokia shares grew 11% value on the NASDAQ during the day today after a recent article in the Financial Times. In it, one of its editors indicates EU Huawei is open to the option of purchasing Nokia.
Richard Yu, responsible for end-user products, said in an interview in London – where today has been presented the Huawei P6–that at Huawei they have “an open mind” This option which would be one of the bombings in the world’s mobility in recent years.
We are considering this type of adquisicione; It can the pleasant combination certain synergies, but everything depends on the willingness of Nokia. We have an open mind.
With those words, Yu confirmed that possible interest by the acquisition of the Finnish giant, whose value in stock market It has been falling gradually over the past years.
Huawei is one of the major manufacturers of smartphones on the market today, and in fact currently is the third in distribution This type of terminals after Samsung and Apple.
What would Windows phone?
That would be the first question that would arise before the possible acquisition. Given that the current bet of Huawei is complete to Android, it seems logical thinking that the future of Microsoft’s mobile platform would be compromised.
This is precisely a risk that Microsoft does not want to confront. Given the current alliance between both companies, Huawei would have that make an offer and some very convincing arguments so Nokia agreed to such acquisition.
Yu also spoke about the situation and said that Microsoft’s mobile platform has”a very low market share”, indicating also that that alternative is necessary to the payment of a license, something that”it is not good”, especially when compared to Android, which is free.
At least, in part, already than most OEMs who distribute terminals with Android they must pay some royalties to Microsoft following the agreements for licensing certain patents in Google’s mobile operating system.