Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Oct 2013 13:30 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Jorma Ollila, ex-chairman of Nokia, admits Windows Phone was the wrong choice.

While Nokia brought in Elop and focused on Windows Phone, Ollila admits Microsoft's software hasn't helped the company. "We were not successful in using Microsoft's operating system to create competitive products, or an alternative to the two dominant companies in the field", he says, while noting it's "impossible to say what would have happened to the company if different decisions had been made in early 2011 or at some other time."

As if failing sales, a terrible financial situation, and a sale to Microsoft weren't enough evidence to conclude Windows Phone was the wrong choice for Nokia, we now have it straight from Nokia itself.

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RE: Obvious
by Radio on Thu 17th Oct 2013 13:51 UTC in reply to "Obvious"
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And inappropriate.

Nokia had an execution problem, they did not know how to do software (on time and on specs); and Microsoft, despite being a software company, failed too.

Of the two, Microsoft should take most of the blame. Software is supposed to be their core competency. Nokia's hardware, through the Lumia line, has stayed top notch from start to finish.

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