Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Tue 15th Feb 2011 13:04 UTC, submitted by sawboss
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "While Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop has steered the company into a Microsoft future, not everyone is happy about it. Workers have walked out in Finland, and now a group of shareholders is planning a new strategy called "Nokia Plan B". The new plan has been formulated by a group of young Nokia shareholders who all have experience working for the company. None of them are happy with the decision to embrace Microsoft, and all of them plan to challenge the decision and strategy going forward."
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MeeGo had a key advantage, though - it could use the same development platform and deployment infrastructure.

Nokia would have been able to make every attempt to retain and perhaps grow their group of developers and app consumers. With the WP7 switch, they will lose most (even all) of them as Symbian is wound down, and they will have to start from nearly zero as WP7 begins its Nokia rollout.

Even if MeeGo took years to reach the polish level WP7 will have in 12-18 months' time, it will take Nokia much longer to build a WP7-based ecosystem as large as the one they're abandoning.

Edited 2011-02-16 05:54 UTC

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