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: Told you so!
by henderson101 on Mon 24th Oct 2011 05:07 UTC in reply to "Told you so!"
henderson101
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2006-05-30

Except, Nokia don't know how to build platforms and retain developers. I developed fot a while for Maemo and the N800. I gave up when Nokia dumped the platform (N800 and N810) and said, we all needed N900's to develop for Maemo 5. As a hobbyist, that just wasn't viable for me. Nokia break the ABI on every major release, constantly change the UI, pretty crappy and hard to configure toolsets (at least for Maemo - "run this script" which fails," use these RPM's" but, I'm using Debian and besides Maemo is Debian based?! "try these vm's we half configured", um... Okay, but no thanks.)

Nokia is just no longer a company I trust. Not on a hobbyist nor a commercial level. I've seen first hand what BS they pull commercially (RFID tracking platform, suddenly dropped like a hot potatoe after we had paid to be trained in it only a month prior, cancelling the phones we had ordered with RFID jackets, giving us 1 year "maintenance" before the platform was turned off.)

At least Elop is consistent. That might not be in the direction many hardcore Nokia fans would want, but it is true enough, given the reality of Nokia's corporate mismanagement over the last 5 or more years.

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