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[5]: Comment by Luminair
by cdude on Tue 30th Jul 2013 16:23 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Luminair"
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Anyway, Microsoft needs to pick up the pace.
And if they don't?

No what if, they don't what lead to the strong public critic raised by Nokia now. Read the interview. According to Nokia Microsoft was all in for the first half of 2012 and stopped since then. Why? Connect the dots.

Would you admit that Nokia (specifically, Elop) f--ked themselves over hardcore?

Its not that big secret that reasons human and financial resources are removed is that, for Microsoft, the WP strategy did not work out. It failed and behind the scene work towards an alternate strategy goes on. That's where resources where shifted to.

I suspect Microsoft aborting negotiations with Nokia has the same reason. Microsoft is working on an alternate strategy since more then a year now. Maybe a Windows Phone 9 bundled with a Surface Phone. I think we will see soon and Nokia may well aware of it what is why they raise public voices now.

This isn't any longer a warning, its a loud Nokia-investors alarm-bell ringing here. Microsoft may show off there new strategy soon and Nokia will be sidelined.

Edited 2013-07-30 16:30 UTC

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