Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jun 2012 21:28 UTC, submitted by Radio
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "One of the casualties of Nokia's latest cuts is Meltemi, the company's effort to create a new Linux-based operating system for low-end smartphones. The project was aimed at offering smartphones at prices that neither Android or Windows Phone could easily reach, but also would have required Nokia to try to woo developers for yet another operating system." I've said it before and I'll say it again: it's Elop's job to make Nokia as miserable as possible, so that when Microsoft finally makes its move, it can be seen a saviour rather than a predator. Everything that can be cut has to be cut to dive the price down.
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by robojerk on Fri 15th Jun 2012 22:25 UTC
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I somehow hope that when that day comes when Microsoft tries to buy Nokia or it's assets (patents), this debacle of Nokia destroying it's own brand is investigated. This had to be the strategy Elop was planning for, as we all predicted this would be the outcome.

Nokia is a handset company. It should have worked harder to compete against iOS and Android. Or just started making handsets with Android (and WP7) on them. Nokia had all to loose, and little to gain with this marriage to WP7. If somehow WP7 penetrated the market as they and MS projected other OEM's would be whittling away at the Nokia market still.

Edited 2012-06-15 22:26 UTC

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