Last week, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced that it's buying Nokia's (NYSE:NOK) handset business and access to its patent library for just over $7 billion. Is this a sign of good things to come or that Microsoft is in trouble?

In the following video, Motley Fool analyst David Meier shares his view of the recent purchase. He believes the move was unwise and thinks that Microsoft looks very vulnerable going forward. Ultimately, he concludes, "Ballmer is leaving a tangled, twisted mess for the next CEO."

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