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PocketGamer.biz Week That Was: Microsoft nabs Nokia, Android hits a billion activations, and indie devs defend the Vita
by Matthew Diener 7/9/2013
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Manufacturer: Steel Media
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We were repeatedly reminded this week that business makes for some strange bedfellows.

As the logical - and perhaps inevitable - conclusion of the Microsoft/Nokia saga concluded with a $7.2 billion deal, rumours surfaced that Beijing-based Lenovo would emerge as the highest bidder on BlackBerry's future.

On the smaller scale, we also heard from a representative sample of indie developers currently developing for the PS Vita as to why they're bringing their games to a decidedly more niche gaming platform.

Whether the strange bedfellows in these examples led to multi-billion dollar deals or a couple thousand downloads, it's important to take a step back and remember that stranger partnerships have happened (we're looking at you here, Google and Nestlé).

Now let's take a look back at all this and more with the Week That Was:

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