Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Sep 2013 23:56 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

A team within Nokia had Android up and running on the company's Lumia handsets well before Microsoft and Nokia began negotiating Microsoft’s $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's mobile phone and services business, according to two people briefed on the effort who declined to be identified because the project was confidential. Microsoft executives were aware of the existence of the project, these people said.

Another person said the idea of Nokia using Android wasn't a part of Microsoft’s discussions with the company about an acquisition, even though that was widely recognized as a possibility.

Windows Phone never fit into Nokia's DNA. It's too closed, too external, too controlled; Nokia had little influence over its own destiny with Windows Phone. It's not surprising that many of the brightest minds in the company left in the wake of the Windows Phone announcement (such as the team now at Jolla).

Nokia should have gone Android.

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EEC investigation, the missing elephant
by Tractor on Tue 17th Sep 2013 14:11 UTC
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I still don't understand why this case has not been investigated nor prosecuted.

It's so obvious that Nokia has been ripped of its future from within, by placing a giant Microsoft Mole at its head.

The most important effort of Elop has undertaken is to comprehensively destroy the Nokia Symbian / Qt / OVI store ecosystem, to make room for Microsoft, and as a consequence, leave no other choice to Nokia than to be a puppet of Microsoft. Nokia will be bought later on for a fraction of its former value.

What a massive value destruction for Nokia shareholders ! And I'm not even talking about Nokia employees, and sub-contractors, which lose even more, but have not even a word to complain ! At the very least, Nokia shareholders should ask why they were ripped of this way.

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