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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It's obvious
by gregthecanuck on Wed 9th Feb 2011 04:18 UTC
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They have been outspent by Apple, Google and Microsoft.

Would it be wise to attempt to bring up a fourth ecosystem distinct from the three above? I think not.

No doubt in my mind they will go WP7. For now probably only in some high-end phones to test the waters.

No other choice. They cannot outspend Google, Apple or MS. Game over on software.

Microsoft is hungry for WP7 wins and marketshare which is a huge leverage point for Nokia. I would expect Nokia to pay very little for the O/S per phone - perhaps less than $5 per phone - perhaps even zero for some time/quantity. Squeeze MS hard. ;)

All that software money could then be spent making a better phone. Focus on one thing and do it well.

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