Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Remember back when Nokia jumped to Windows Phone 7, abandoning all other platforms and future directions? Remember Elop's infamous 'burning platform' memo was coveniently 'leaked' to the web? Remember how Elop claimed Windows Phone 7 was the only way forward, since nothing else inside the company would be ready for prime time soon enough? Remember how I thought this was a very good and sane decision? Well, the first reviews of what will be the only MeeGo handset from Nokia (the N9) are in, and well... To whoever decided to go WP7 and ditch MeeGo: I don't like you. To myself: I'm an idiot for arguing this was a good idea.
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I really don't get it
by pandronic on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 07:38 UTC
pandronic
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N9 with Meego looks like a great polished device. The OS is speedy (even on yesterday's hardware), looks great and brings a few good concepts to the table. Sure, there are some small quirks, but nothing that couldn't be fixed in a minor update (after all, it's the first version). On top of that, even if it's late, Nokia got it out the door BEFORE their WP7 phones.

So where was the logic to go with WP7? There's something fishy here ... I think that through Elop, Microsoft is using Nokia to push their OS, regardless of Nokia's interest. The other people and shareholders at Nokia are fools for not realizing this. They'll pay with their company in a few years.

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