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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tyrione
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2005-11-21

He's completely right and it's good to hear him say it. Too many companies deny their problems all the way into the grave. I hope they use this opportunity to start actually competing. MeeGo has a lot of potential if it's used correctly, polished and brought to market. Things like QML and better integration with my desktop (and then the cloud, not the other way around) could be powerful tools and entice developers and users away from other platforms. I much prefer C++/QML to Java or Obj-C and I think I'm not alone. I want to see Nokia succeed here even if they are late to the party and have a long way to catch up now. Between the big strategy announcement he talks about in a few days and the MeeGo summit coming up, I'm keeping my fingers crossed we'll get something worth supporting in the near future.


I much prefer ObjC-Cocoa on my platforms.

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