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: NOKIA, RIP
by ricegf on Wed 19th Sep 2012 16:39 UTC in reply to "NOKIA, RIP"
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"What if" is always a tricky game to play. The N9 received rave reviews, but was hobbled by Nokia's decision to limit distribution. Had it been marketed as their flagship phone and a high-end complement to "Symbian Forever" (even with a knowing wink that no OS is forever), with the follow-on phones we now know were in the pipeline, would Nokia hold double-digit market share today?

Maybe.

But it would certainly be a more independent company, and I would certainly be able to rationalize their strategy and support them with enthusiasm (and my wallet). The current Microsoft-centric Nokia, not so much. "Windows" just doesn't call "leading edge tech" to mind any longer.

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