Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Feb 2012 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless How many N9's did Nokia sell, and how many Lumias did Nokia sell? It's an interesting thing to ponder, because estimates by Tomi T. Ahonen seem to indicate that, despite decidedly undermarketing the thing, the N9 faired considerably better in the marketplace than the Lumia did.
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RE[2]: Is it really true?
by JAlexoid on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 10:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Is it really true?"
JAlexoid
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Because the decision to switch to Windows Phone was taken in 2010 before hiring Elop, by the board. Think about it, why would Nokia hire the boss of the business division at Microsoft, someone who has zero experience in running a hardware company or a mobile business ? There can be only one reason, they had already decided to go with windows phone at that time, and they needed someone to work the deal with Microsoft, that someone was Elop.


That is an option, however unlikely. More like they were entertaining the idea that a former MS exec can get a better deal out of US software makers, than a finnish guy.

Microsoft did offer them a better deal(judging by the financials), no matter what you say.

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