Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Feb 2011 23:02 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "There's just one problem, though: the 'nine young investors' don't really exist - according to the last tweet on the @NokiaPlanB Twitter account, it was all a hoax perpetuated by 'one very bored engineer who really likes his iPhone'. Ouch."
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Might be the other way round
by Paradroid on Thu 17th Feb 2011 09:30 UTC
Paradroid
Member since:
2010-01-05

It might be the case that the Nokia board brought Elop in with the specific objective of moving them to Microsoft's OS platform. If this is the case then there's no conflict of interest.

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daedliusswartz Member since:
2007-05-28

It's easier to bash Microsoft, didn't you know that?

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ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

It's easier to bash Microsoft, didn't you know that?


Sure it is: they have worked hard all through these years to build that reputation.

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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

It's also easier to go for the easiest explanation.

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

This is exactly what happened. Nokia approached MS and Google. MS made a more compelling case and Nokia accepted.

I expect Nokia to massively cut staff numbers and close facilities over the next 2-3 years.

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I thought I had seen an article about how they already fired 6000 Symbian developers at Nokia, but it was just a prediction of people at Nokia in an FT-article.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

It's rumored they also went to RIM.

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