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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I concur. If Nokia decides to go WP7 across the board I won't buy Nokia again. WP7 looks good, but has nothing under the hood and at the end of the day it's still Windows. Android is okay, but sitting on top of that Java stack hinders it in my opinion.

At this point I really don't know what's taking them so long. Writing phone drivers shouldn't be hard, especially when you make the hardware, and writing a 3G / network stack shouldn't be hard either, especially for someone like Nokia. They need to release some phones with Meego, even if the apps aren't 100% there. They need to market it and they need to allow it on non-Nokia hardware. They need to make it appear cool. If they build the core, the apps will come. QT is an awesome toolset and easy to develop in and a lot of apps will be portable with a little modification.

note: "hard" being relative. I surely couldn't do it in a week, but a company the size of Nokia should have been able to crank out a OS, especially one based on Linux where 80% of the work was done for them already, within a year or 2.

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vodoomoth Member since:

At this point I really don't know what's taking them so long.

Pure speculation: maybe that same question has been asked (given the lag Nokia now has, probably several times) and someone in the upper management decided to "kick the anthill", i.e. shake things up and change direction. You know, like people shifting waiting lines in supermarkets just to have the "fast cashier" and get out as quickly as possible, or like people so adamant on being in the "lane that moves" that they change traffic lanes back and forth. Needless to say, I dearly hate the latter category but that's off-topic.

Some other posters have also hinted at a possible lack of steady direction as the reason.

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jabbotts Member since:

"have to be in the lane that moves so they change constantly"..

I've often thought that it should be legal to use a paintball gun in such situations. Even issue them to pedestrians. Lay on the horn when the person in front clearly can't move; expect paint. Game the traffic lanes screwing everyone else trying to go to the same place; expect paint.

I just think the sound of three or four balls of wax against the driver side window would be a nice "don't be an ass" notice.

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