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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RE[2]: Comment by robojerk
by robojerk on Fri 15th Jun 2012 23:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by robojerk"
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I think his Burning the Platform memo is what makes people (me included) he's a trojan horse planted by MS planted. I sure disagreed with his plan (but who cares what I think), and thought that there's no way this could work.


I'm not disagreeing with you. and you're probably right.. I'm just saying this has been such a blunder, one would almost expect it was done on purpose.

Even if you are right, the shareholders of Nokia should be very pissed at Elop, unless the strategy now is to sell to MS and get rich.

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