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 the marketing, stupid!
by spiderman on Wed 9th Feb 2011 07:05 UTC
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Nokia can build whatever platform they want, it won't sell as much as Apple's or Google's. People are lining at Apple store for months before the product launch, on rumors that it will launch. I was hearing about the iPhone long before it was going to be released. Nobody knew anything about it, just that Apple would make a phone and the fan boys were already praising it like the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Nokia needs to build some partnership with Hollywood. They need propaganda, fanboys, free press, free media time and all the ecosystem that Apple and Google enjoy. Microsoft needs that too BTW.
The product does not matter much nowadays.

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