Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Feb 2011 00:04 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Speaking of Nokia - Engadget got their hands on what is supposedly an internal memo sent to Nokia employees by the company's new CEO. It's... Brutal. As in, brutally honest. There's no sugar-coating here, no unicorns, no glitter. "Nokia, our platform is burning." Update: Android is probably out of the question. Will it be Windows Phone 7, after all? Damn; Palm tonight, Nokia Friday - what a week for mobile! Update: The "Communities Dominate Brands" blog published an in-depth analysis of the memo, which claims with sound arguments that it might well be a hoax.
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by Hiev on Wed 9th Feb 2011 01:03 UTC
Hiev
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2005-09-27

Dear Nokia, your worse misstake was to buy TrollTech and Qt, yes, it is a multiplatform framework, but you don't need multiplatform, you need something it can run on your phones, not on the desktop or whatever crap it means "runs everywhere", the N900 was a kickass product that it didn't rely on Qt, it was just Linux with GTK+ and it was great, porting everything to Qt was a waste of time, and Qt wasn't the wonder you thougth it was cause it was and it is still at these day full of bugs so you have spend a good part of your meego resources in fixing Qt than delivering a product.

So, you are doomed, I'm sorry to say it, but is true, you are not relevant, you are late, and meego is not the answer, is even ready anyway?, I still use a phone of your brand, is not a smartphone but the battery last 4 days, It was nice to meet you Nokia.

Edited 2011-02-09 01:21 UTC

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by sirspudd on Wed 9th Feb 2011 01:39 in reply to "..."
sirspudd Member since:
2010-10-13

You think Qt slowed them down?

I would estimate the time taken to make a Qt interface/application set (browser/mail/media player) of comparable quality to the current (gtk) n900 stack, to be around 3 months for a moderate sized team.

It would be faster, it would be portable and it would be feasible. It would not have been QML, that was not out the door, but it would have been Qt as known and loved by legions, and the KDE dudes could have gone to town on the resulting device.

The n900 was 5 years late, under loved and an only child. Nokia rode a lone horse (Symbian) architected with way too much of an emphasis on performance (at the cost of extensibility, convenience and broad usage) straight into the ground.

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by sirspudd on Wed 9th Feb 2011 01:41 in reply to "RE: ..."
sirspudd Member since:
2010-10-13

5 years late because the n770 should have been a phone

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by Hiev on Wed 9th Feb 2011 02:06 in reply to "RE: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

You think Qt slowed them down?

By far it did, and drayned a lot of money in the process.

it would estimate the time taken to make a Qt interface/application set (browser/mail/media player) of comparable quality to the current (gtk) n900 stack, to be around 3 months for a moderate sized team

You dream to much, and the reality says the contrary.

It would be faster, it would be portable and it would be feasible

"It would" differs from "It does", being multiplatform brings zero to the table, it just need to run well on Nokia phones.

The n900 was 5 years late

In the contrary, it was a phone ahead of its time, many many agree with me.

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You are seriously trying to blame Qt?
by nt_jerkface on Wed 9th Feb 2011 02:42 in reply to "..."
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Qt is clean and has nothing to do with the delay of MeeGo.

If anything their mistake has been partnering with Intel.

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by shmerl on Wed 9th Feb 2011 07:17 in reply to "..."
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Fixing bugs in Qt is good. Buying Qt was probably the best decision Nokia made. Not pushing it full force before was a mistake.

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