Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jan 2013 14:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Buried deep within Nokia's press release about its financial results, there's a line that pretty much signals the end of one of the most popular and successful mobile operating systems in history. With Nokia retiring its use, Symbian is no more.
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The end of the line for Symbian?
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 25th Jan 2013 22:51 UTC
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Look on the bright side, this is the end of the line for Nokia...

Yeah, it's not the greatest thing to happen, but Elop's busy ringing the company's death knell. At this point, who still even gives a damn about the company? It's been destroyed. Sooner or later, Nokia is going down... and since Elop is Microsoft's biggest (only?) fan in the cell phone industry, Windows Phone will probably go down with it. Maybe that will leave Elop without a company to steer right into a cliff, and the idiot will fade into history as one of the world's most incompetent company leaders, unable to receive such a high position again.

This is exactly why some foreign business owners refuse to give top management positions of their company to anyone unrelated to them, or especially to people of other nationalities. People like Elop. And it's a damn good reason. Too bad the people at Nokia didn't know any better.

Microsoft better hurry up and get their own hardware business in gear and up to full speed, because it looks like they're running out of other people who make phones that are willing to put their OS on. I can't imagine Nokia being strong enough to hold them off the ground.

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