Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Oct 2012 10:56 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Things ain't going well for Nokia. Their quarterly results are - again - a disaster, and Lumia sales have dropped 28% (50% if you look at just the US). Windows Phone 8 is really going to be a make-it-or-break-it kind of thing. If it doesn't go well, the company might consider going back to focussing on rubber boots.
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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by jgfenix on Fri 19th Oct 2012 19:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
jgfenix
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That´s untrue. Nokia had a problem of management and Elop improved it. But Elop created a problem that didn´t exist:
Nokia had a working strategy: there would be 1 ecossytem, Qt, running over different kernels (Linux and Symbian). That would create a synergy over the whole line of phones. It would take some time to implement (months to 1 year) but Nokia was not in inmediate danger, the sales were increasing. Then Elop worte "the burning plataform and leaked it (I am 99% sure) and destroyed the trust in Nokia´s products.

In overall Nokia was profitable when Elop arrived: it was under him that it started to lose money.

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