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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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jphamlore
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2011-02-15

Everyone interested in honest debate should read Michael Copeland's article "An Empire Strikes Back: Intel Muscles Into the Mobile Market" at Wired.com.

http://www.wired.com/business/2012/08/ff_intel/all/

Nokia's Meego partner Intel had already decided by July 2010, before Elop was hired at Nokia, that it was going to hire Mike Bell, a veteran of Apple and then Palm, and give him almost unlimited resources and almost unlimited control over his team to produce an Intel-hardware ANDROID phone from scratch. It had already been announced to the public that Intel was going to buy Infineon's Wireless Solutions Business before Elop was hired at Nokia. Intel had already decided that Meego was dead and that Android was the future for Intel phones before Elop was even hired at Nokia.

The entire reason it was Meego and not Nokia's Maemo was the alliance with Intel which was already dead in spirit by July 2010, at least on Intel's side. With Intel acquiring Infineon's unit, there was absolutely nothing Nokia had left that was of interest to Intel. It certainly was not in Intel's interest to create another phone OS for an ARM-based phone.

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