Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Sep 2012 13:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Stephen Elop only has a few months to show he can turn Nokia around if he is to survive but the new smartphone is unlikely to woo customers back from Apple and Samsung. Investors and analysts say the chief executive has until early 2013 to prove he made the right choice by partnering with Microsoft Windows or his future at the loss-making company will be called into question." Well, I'll be doing my part. I'm buying a 920.
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RE: Please
by HangLoose on Wed 19th Sep 2012 16:34 UTC in reply to "Please"
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You must not remember the burning platform memo then.

A CEO that calls it's current line up of products "rubbish" and tells all the customer base to "wait for a year until we make the current prototype into a working product" is either crazy or incompetent.

He could have gently phased out Symbian in favor of WP, for example. But he just went ahead and killed Symbian prematurely and didn't even have anything to replace it with. There was a myriad of ways to go but he chose to "jump from the platform to the water" without checking if there was a raft down there. This is business 101.

Besides, he said that there was "no clear strategy" in Nokia's smartphone business. And, yes, MeeGo won praises of reviewers left and right, which is no guarantee that it would be a success since WP also won reviewers. It is so much more than "killing our MeeGo".

And what about the faster development that would be ushered when the great MS system would be implemented?

And no, Nokia was not in a "wild downward spiral". What do you call this now? Batsh1t crazy tornado?

And as you mentioned, Nokia has a great location which was "partnered" with Microsoft, meaning, MS got to ditch their horrible location service in favor of a much superior one. Talk about a great deal!

But go on, cherry pick all you want. ;)

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