Wouldn't Rush Into the New Nokia

We all know that the Nokia (NOK) mobile phone/smartphone business will soon be a part of Microsoft (MSFT). Thanks to continued share gains by Apple (AAPL) and Samsung, players in that industry are starting to drop: For instance, BlackBerry (BBRY) and HTC are both currently on the ropes. So it will be interesting to see how the Nokia-Microsoft combination progresses, and if it will serve as a repeat of the tie-up between Google (GOOG) and Motorola Mobility. I'm sure folks will watch and comment on it, and regardless of whether it works, I'm willing to bet there will be people playing the "told you so" game one way or another.

But the smartphone business generated only 49% of Nokia's revenue through the first half of 2013. The balance came from its mobile-infrastructure business, Nokia Siemens Networks, and now a mapping business called "Here." Buried inside all of this, Nokia will keep its patent portfolio, and it will look to monetize this much in the way that InterDigital (IDCC) and other intellectual property and technology-licensing companies try to do....345 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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