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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Where we go with Meego again.
by siraf72 on Fri 18th Oct 2013 13:20 UTC
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My uncle has the N9 with Meego on it. It's good, a bit dated now, but good. Was it as slick as the original iPhone? not in a million years. Does it have features the original iphone didn't? yup loads (the vast majority of which the average user doesn't care about it).

So while OSnews denizens would and should rate Meego, in the real world it wasn't ready.

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