Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Feb 2011 00:04 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Speaking of Nokia - Engadget got their hands on what is supposedly an internal memo sent to Nokia employees by the company's new CEO. It's... Brutal. As in, brutally honest. There's no sugar-coating here, no unicorns, no glitter. "Nokia, our platform is burning." Update: Android is probably out of the question. Will it be Windows Phone 7, after all? Damn; Palm tonight, Nokia Friday - what a week for mobile! Update: The "Communities Dominate Brands" blog published an in-depth analysis of the memo, which claims with sound arguments that it might well be a hoax.
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Nokia should have bought Palm...
by apoclypse on Wed 9th Feb 2011 03:53 UTC
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Nokia needed to buy PAlm which they had the chance. They could have had WebOs waiting in the wings for a decent phone to run on and fhey could have had a tablet OS all in one go. Their faith on meamo/meego and intel basically set them back.

The issue is that while Nokia was putting their new OS together they were getting flanked by Apple and Google. The tech industry moves quick, meego wasn't moving fast enough to matter, regardless of how technically superior it supposedly is. Palms great software and Nokias great hardware would have been a real competitor in both the tablet and smartphone space. Sometime you have to know when to buy things and build on them as opposed to falling into the nih syndrome.

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