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[4]: Comment by Luminair
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 30th Jul 2013 14:04 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Luminair"
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Anyway, Microsoft needs to pick up the pace.

And if they don't? Would you admit that Nokia (specifically, Elop) fucked themselves over hardcore? All I see according to the article is Microsoft screwing up and dragging their feet around with Windows Phone... and that is nothing new. It's also nothing new that Nokia is hurting over this. I don't need to read financial reports to tell me that:

1. Microsoft has been screwing up their phone platform forever now, and
2. Elop has made Nokia a Microsoft-only shop, despite the above fact.

I'm sure Microsoft loves their former employee for the loyalty he expressed by locking an entire phone hardware company into their operating system, but you'd think that after all this time they'd have already repaid him by supplying his company with a workable product that people (hardware manufacturers, phone customers) expect. But no--and now even Nokia's admitting that they're feeling the heat from the fact that Elop got them stuck between a rock and a hard place by making them dependent on Microsoft, and their well-being is effectively in the hands of Elop's partner.

Nokia screwed up. Now it's up to Microsoft to determine their fate, or for Nokia to consider a plan B. Nokia doesn't appear to be going anywhere fast.

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