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Maximo Roboto
Feb 4, 2012



1. Samsung-Nokia sounds like a megacorp in a third-rate cyberpunk novel

2. Lots of Mongol memes.

3. Symbian gets a new lease on life and the Nokia N950 gets released for public consumption?

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pram
Jun 10, 2001


perhaps the least interesting alternate universe possible

Maximo Roboto
Feb 4, 2012



This thread is also open to other tech what-ifs. Samsung-Nokia still sounds like a cyberpunk name though.

SpaceAceJase
Nov 8, 2008

and you
have proved
to be...

a real shitty poster,
and a real james


Xerox invented the computer mouse and GUI Desktop and the engineers were laughed out of the room so they sold the tech specs to apple for practically nothing.

Stereotype
Apr 24, 2010




College Slice

Wow dude. Way to throw me for a loving LOOP with that insane hypothetical. I can't even begin to explain the horrific anxiety, confusion, and fear caused by even beginning to approach an understanding of something so wild and outlandish as your suggestion, actually happening, in real life. I feel like you've opened the void into some sort of grotesque dystopia whose mere suggestion dramatically and fundamentally altered my outlook on reality. I have been gutturally shaken to my core.

Hed
Mar 31, 2004



Fun Shoe

Samsung Galaxy with Snake(tm)

pram
Jun 10, 2001


Stereotype posted:

Wow dude. Way to throw me for a loving LOOP with that insane hypothetical. I can't even begin to explain the horrific anxiety, confusion, and fear caused by even beginning to approach an understanding of something so wild and outlandish as your suggestion, actually happening, in real life. I feel like you've opened the void into some sort of grotesque dystopia whose mere suggestion dramatically and fundamentally altered my outlook on reality. I have been gutturally shaken to my core.

lol

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


touchwiz on a friendly brick of bright blue plastic

Maximo Roboto
Feb 4, 2012



Stereotype posted:

Wow dude. Way to throw me for a loving LOOP with that insane hypothetical. I can't even begin to explain the horrific anxiety, confusion, and fear caused by even beginning to approach an understanding of something so wild and outlandish as your suggestion, actually happening, in real life. I feel like you've opened the void into some sort of grotesque dystopia whose mere suggestion dramatically and fundamentally altered my outlook on reality. I have been gutturally shaken to my core.

Carnac the Magnificent: What if Stereotype made a good post?

feedmegin
Jul 30, 2008




Nokia were poo poo at producing software. Samsung are poo poo at producing software. They'd probably have tried to merge Meego into Tizen or something and they'd still be working on it today and it'd still be poo poo and something you only find shipped in two brands of Samsung TV sold in Kazakhstan or whatever.

cheque_some
Dec 6, 2006
The Wizard of Menlo Park

If Samsung had bought Nokia instead of Microsoft buying out, windows phones market share would be a lot smaller

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


the darkest timeline

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



the dankest tineline

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

dude put that thing away


Oracle Business Machines, a division of Coca-Cola Pepsi Vending Services (formerly Texas State University)

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


echinopsis posted:

the dankest tineline

poty
Jun 21, 2008

虹はどこで終わるのですか? あなたの魂の中で、または地平線で?


i guess less people in finland would have lost their jobs

Maximum Leader
Dec 4, 2014


rip Finland they had a good run but the Nokia shut down. good things aren't meant to last

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



They should have stuck with their original business plan.

Doc Block
Apr 15, 2003

Hello!


Fun Shoe

Hed posted:

Samsung Galaxy with Snake(tm)

Maximo Roboto
Feb 4, 2012



Maximum Leader posted:

rip Finland they had a good run but the Nokia shut down. good things aren't meant to last

I thought Skype was created by Finns but turns out the company was founded by Danes and the tech made by Estonians so maybe MS just likes to mess with Scandinavians and Balts in general lol

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



Maximo Roboto posted:

I thought Skype was created by Finns but turns out the company was founded by Danes and the tech made by Estonians so maybe MS just likes to mess with Scandinavians and Balts in general lol

am I remembering correctly that microsoft bought skype from ebay who bought them for literally no good reason other than they had a bunch of cash lying around?

fake edit: some VCs bought 2/3 of skype off ebay

quote:

n September 2009,[13] Silver Lake, Andreessen Horowitz, and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board announced the acquisition of 65% of Skype for $1.9 billion from eBay, which attributed to the enterprise a market value of $2.92 billion. Microsoft bought Skype in May 2011 for $8.5 billion.

Syncopated
Oct 21, 2010


Stereotype posted:

Wow dude. Way to throw me for a loving LOOP with that insane hypothetical. I can't even begin to explain the horrific anxiety, confusion, and fear caused by even beginning to approach an understanding of something so wild and outlandish as your suggestion, actually happening, in real life. I feel like you've opened the void into some sort of grotesque dystopia whose mere suggestion dramatically and fundamentally altered my outlook on reality. I have been gutturally shaken to my core.

nice meltdown

Maximo Roboto
Feb 4, 2012



What if Nikon had bought webOS from HP?

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



this thread is reminding me how hilarious it would have been if microsoft had actually paid 44 billion dollars for yahoo back in 2006

qirex fucked around with this message at 23:43 on Dec 20, 2017

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeRghYqi090#t=10s

big scary monsters
Sep 2, 2011

-~Skullwave~-


qirex posted:

this thread is reminding me how hilarious it would have been if microsoft had actually paid 44 billion dollars for yahoo back in 2006

remember when yahoo! was valued at negative thirteen billion dollars cos its alibaba shares were so much more than the company's total valuation lol

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003




It's a stick shift, and you can hear the gears changing with both of his hands on the wheel, and I can't tell what he's doing at the end with the shift lever.

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

dude put that thing away


star trek (2009) is an abomination

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004



akadajet posted:

It's a stick shift, and you can hear the gears changing with both of his hands on the wheel, and I can't tell what he's doing at the end with the shift lever.

its a movie

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

dude put that thing away


the engineering deck is clearly just a brewery and somehow running from the bridge to the transporter room is faster than taking the turbolift

it's dumb

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

dude put that thing away


also qo'nos is like a 20 mintue drive from earth in the 2nd jjtrek? also ricardo montalban was a way better khan. that chest

Roosevelt
Jul 18, 2009

I'm looking for the man who shot my paw.




Stereotype posted:

Wow dude. Way to throw me for a loving LOOP with that insane hypothetical. I can't even begin to explain the horrific anxiety, confusion, and fear caused by even beginning to approach an understanding of something so wild and outlandish as your suggestion, actually happening, in real life. I feel like you've opened the void into some sort of grotesque dystopia whose mere suggestion dramatically and fundamentally altered my outlook on reality. I have been gutturally shaken to my core.

Trimson Grondag 3
Jul 1, 2007



Clapping Larry

Sakia Sybian N950

Doc Block
Apr 15, 2003

Hello!


Fun Shoe

jj trek 1 was p dece
jj trek 2 was p bad
trek and the furious was “ok”

H T H

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



Stereotype posted:

Wow dude. Way to throw me for a loving LOOP with that insane hypothetical. I can't even begin to explain the horrific anxiety, confusion, and fear caused by even beginning to approach an understanding of something so wild and outlandish as your suggestion, actually happening, in real life. I feel like you've opened the void into some sort of grotesque dystopia whose mere suggestion dramatically and fundamentally altered my outlook on reality. I have been gutturally shaken to my core.

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



Doc Block posted:

jj trek 1 was p dece
jj trek 2 was p bad
trek and the furious was “ok”

H T H

i like the heaps of lens flare

i haven’t seen the movies but love lens flare

Bored Online
May 25, 2009

We don't need Rome telling us what to do.


jjtrek1 was deece because it explained itself away from trek proper

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



Last Chance posted:

its a movie

yeah, a really bad movie.

Maximo Roboto
Feb 4, 2012



J. J. Abrams basically made a really good "Death of Kirk's father" intro sequence and the rest of his two Trek movies were bleh

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Bloody
Mar 3, 2013



what if coca cola bought pepis

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