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.
Permalink for comment 461660
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: Lovely Nokia
by Neolander on Wed 9th Feb 2011 16:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Lovely Nokia"
Neolander
Member since:
2010-03-08

Non-touchscreen phones should be considered as low-end phones. For that kind of phones and the "Touch & Type" series, juste use Serie 40. Nothing else.

Why would people who don't like touchscreens only get low-end phones ?

Besides, that's the approach which all other phone manufacturers currently follow. Should Nokia follow it too, they'd become just another phone manufacturer which makes the same product as every other. Not being able to compete on merit, they'd have to compete on cost. And the cost battle is a very tricky one, especially when you've pissed off a part of your user base by beginning it and are not known for the quality of your products in the area where you try to compete.

Edited 2011-02-09 16:36 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 1