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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Lovely Nokia
by ultrabill on Wed 9th Feb 2011 10:42 UTC
ultrabill
Member since:
2008-08-07

Customization is forbidden on WP7. WP7 runs on ARM phones only.

Google will ban third party UI (Sense, TouchWize, etc.) from Android. Once again, no customization allowed.
Android will live in 2 branches : "phone" and "tablet".

So, why should Nokia use WP7 and Android with their restrictions ?


Now Meego : ARM and x86. It works on phones, tablets or computers.
It's a "real" Linux (not a Java VM on a Linux kernel) with applications made with Qt. Remember Qt is also available on Symbian^3.

I think Nokia have to :
- stop building a new model every week and concentrate on, say, 10 models
- say goodbye to the S60 platform !
- sell feature phones with Serie 40 only
- a few midrange smartphones with Symbian^3
- one or two high-end smartphones and a tablet running Meego
- use Microsoft as a service provider
- engage someone in the marketing department !

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RE: Lovely Nokia
by vodoomoth on Wed 9th Feb 2011 12:55 in reply to "Lovely Nokia"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

I think Nokia have to :
- stop building a new model every week and concentrate on, say, 10 models

Amen!
I've never understood why they felt the need to have so many models. I've been very satisfied with the 6110 Navigator though, best phone I've ever had.

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RE: Lovely Nokia
by Neolander on Wed 9th Feb 2011 15:11 in reply to "Lovely Nokia"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

- say goodbye to the S60 platform !

Can they make Symbian 3 work on a low-power, cheap non-touchscreen phone ?

This is a genuine question.

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RE[2]: Lovely Nokia
by ultrabill on Wed 9th Feb 2011 16:12 in reply to "RE: Lovely Nokia"
ultrabill Member since:
2008-08-07

Non-touchscreen phones should be considered as low-end phones. For that kind of phones and the "Touch & Type" series, juste use Serie 40. Nothing else.

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