Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Jul 2013 21:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia's vice president Bryan Biniak: "We are trying to evolve the cultural thinking [at Microsoft] to say 'time is of the essence'. Waiting until the end of your fiscal year when you need to close your targets, doesn't do us any good when I have phones to sell today." Later Biniak adds: "As a company we don't want to rely on somebody else and sit and wait for them to get it right." There was a simple solution to this problem.
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RE: Stop whining!
by kurkosdr on Mon 29th Jul 2013 23:32 UTC in reply to "Stop whining!"
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Next you kill Symbian, sell Qt and go with Windows-Phone-OS.
You loose control of the OS and product timeline.

From a different point of view, Nokia doesn't "get" software (and operating systems in particular), so, it made sense to stop trying to make "their own" OS. After they purchased Symbian ltd, they tried with Symbian for a long period of time, no success. They tried with Linux and waited forever for their MeeGo OS to mature when at the same time the world was filling up with Androids, no dice.

Nokia decided it was in their best interest to stop making OSes, because they just couldn't, and use someone else's OS. If they hadn't picked the wrong OS (Windows Phone) but went with Android, they might not be where they are today.

The best years for Nokia's smartphone line were when Symbian S60 phones where being bought as feature phones by the general public (pre-iPhone days, of course), and that says a lot.

Here are some interesting reads for you, fellow Symbian user:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/23/symbian_history_part_one_da...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/29/symbian_history_part_two_ui...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/01/12/symbian_history_part_three_...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/10/nokia_ui_saga/

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/11/nokia_meego_inside_story/

Edited 2013-07-29 23:34 UTC

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