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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axilmar
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2006-03-20

Even after 4 years from the release of the original iPhone, and competing companies still don't have a competitive product! it shows how lame these people are: they pay no attention to their competition, they pay no attention to online discussions (hey, even spending one hour in a forum would reveal many market trends), they only pay attention to their own hype, fueled by themselves.

If I run Nokia, the first thing I would do in 2000 would be to bring out a fully featured smartphone, complete with support for all standards. Nokia had the infrastructure, back then.

Today, I don't care about Nokia at all. I care about Qt, because in the land of C++ there is no other GUI toolkit that allows me to write quality applications in such a short time.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

it shows how lame these people are: they pay no attention to their competition, they pay no attention to online discussions (hey, even spending one hour in a forum would reveal many market trends), they only pay attention to their own hype, fueled by themselves.


I would show some respect. Without Nokia, the iPhone would not exist. Remember that Nokia developed most of the tech underlying mobile phones, the entire infrastructure, and so on. It was mostly Nokia that got mobile phones to every corner of the globe - rich or poor.

That is a FAR greater achievement than just making a decent smartphone (which already stood on the shoulders of giants).

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Also the reason the iPhone was even possible is because the technology was available. In all the years before the iPhone release there was no high-quality touchscreen available at a somewhat afordable price.

I think the designers at Apple always wanted to make such a device but the technology just didn't exist. So when it got available they probably had already created most of everything else that was needed.

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axilmar Member since:
2006-03-20

Ok, I respect Nokia for its achievements regarding cellular phone technology, but what the actual phones? the fact that Nokia doesn't have any good smartphone, despite being totally obvious were the market goes, makes me lose all respect for them.

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