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[2]: Stop whining!
by przemo_li on Tue 30th Jul 2013 09:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Stop whining!"
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Bunch of crazy ideas:

Nokia had 2nd biggest app store with profits from this. (Second after Apple App Store).

Nokia had extensive partner ecosystem centred around Symbian.

Nokia had nice migration strategy for its own assets (Symbian, ivo store, qt, maps, ads, hardware division, software division, etc...), their partners business (which would not be disrupted), their carrier clients who liked Nokia headings...

Nokia had great offering for their MOST LOYAL customers, including features Nokia LOYAL customers LOVED (QWERTY keyboards, strong sms, bluetooth, that actually is bluetooth-no-strings-attached).

Nokia had software platform that would continue to enable their crazy (and not so crazy) hardware development (cameras, physical designs, etc...).

In other words MeeGo (this is what I talk about), had EVERY ANSWER RIGHT for Nokia and their partners, and carriers interested in Nokia offerings, and Nokia loyal customers.

Only problem was that MeeGo had no LTE capability (and would not have before Nokia could offer it in WinP).

With WinP:

No Nokia owned app store, and no profits from it.

No Nokia partners. WinP is completely different game. Assets build around years of Symbian could not be reused by partners.

Hardware and software divisions since then been butchered. Other assets either discontinued, spinned off, or sold. Partner ecosystem is non-existing, and carriers hate and distrust WinP as too closly tied to Skype...

Nokia have BIG problems with keeping their users. (To the point where its easier for Nokia to get new user, than to get old one to buy another Nokia handset).

Nokia hardware, software, and designs efforts are strongly limited by what Microsoft is willing to certify for their WinP.

LTE is still no-no for Nokia as EU and USA market shares are too low.. (And other parts of the world are mainly 3G/2G...)

Add to it insult:
Nokia pre Elop did good job products/solutions wise, bad management wise (stronger leadership hence was seen as needed remedy).

After Elop took charge, for few first quarters (and now with NSN), he did good job restructuring, and focusing Nokia efforts (those RECORD PROFITS and GROWTHS...), and then he destroyed that gains (and Nokia brand as a brand) by declaring Nokia products/solutions obsolete/crap/inferior, etc...

So Nokia instead of getting better management, got jerk who fail at 101 of management (Never, ever, ever call your own products bad, never, ever, ever call your product obsolete unless you already have successor ready, never, ever, ever call your product dead in the water, on the day before its launch...)

But You can focus on "but android ..." if you like to ignore real problems.

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