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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Well this is a tech forum so yes you will see speculating here just like you will see recipes in a cooking forum. The internet was created for nerd arguments and porn, go read a book if you don't like it.

Anyways I don't see any evidence that people are buying Nokia for Windows Phone. In fact Nokia is doing best where it is an established brand.

Hence I don't see why they would have done worse with Android. Furthermore the Nokia Lumia hardware is top notch, the cheap Nokia Lumias blow away some of the more expensive LG phones. So yes I think they could have competed just fine with existing Android OEMs.

In fact I think we will see further proof when the dummy in charge of Microsoft orders that the Nokia brand be removed from the Lumias. Sales will drop as a result of being dependent upon the brand name.

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