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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Nokia's awesome alliance with Intel
by jphamlore on Tue 30th Jul 2013 03:29 UTC
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Let us not forget that during the mid 2000s, Nokia decided to ally itself with Intel on WiMAX and other initiatives. And how did Intel repay Nokia?

What Nokia needed first was a fab partner to replace Texas Instruments. I have read nothing to indicate Intel ever offered Nokia the use of Intel's fabs.

And while Intel and Nokia were working on Meego, Intel hired Mike Bell in July 2010 to begin a skunkworks phone project at Intel for an ANDROID phone:

"And so in July 2010, three months after the release of the iPad, Otellini brought in Bell ... He hired a huge number of Android software developers to adapt Google’s open source mobile operating system so it could run apps on the Intel phone. One month after Bell was hired, Intel paid $1.4 billion to acquire German chipmaker Infineon Technologies’ wireless division." Nokia hired Elop in September 2010. Intel had already planned to jump ship to Android before Elop was even hired at Nokia.

And what was Intel doing for Meego which Nokia needed as a successor to Symbian?

"In addition to the lack of LTE support, another MeeGo developer described that Intel was trying to slow down the development of MeeGo on its own part. MeeGo was designed to support both x86 and ARM architectures, and the hardware adaptation of Intel’s Atom SoC mated with MeeGo, codenamed Ilmatar, wasn’t ready yet."

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