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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RE: I really don't get it
by dsmogor on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 18:12 UTC in reply to "I really don't get it"
dsmogor
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We may never know what has really happened. There are signals supporting both ways.
The unexpected awesomeness of N9 GUI layer (remember the launcher is Nokia proprietary) may as well be result of the extra effort the Finnish team have put into the device development to prove Elop wrong *after* the inglorious announcement and calling them incompetent and redundant. But that only proves Elop failed in one of the core competencies of a successfull CEO: gettin best of his employees for the benefit of the company. I doubt the same people would put as much of passion to fixing WP7 hw compatibility bugs.
Anyway, from what I heard important figures from both WP7 and Android gui teams have worked on Nokia launcher, and it shows.

Edited 2011-10-23 18:16 UTC

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