Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Remember back when Nokia jumped to Windows Phone 7, abandoning all other platforms and future directions? Remember Elop's infamous 'burning platform' memo was coveniently 'leaked' to the web? Remember how Elop claimed Windows Phone 7 was the only way forward, since nothing else inside the company would be ready for prime time soon enough? Remember how I thought this was a very good and sane decision? Well, the first reviews of what will be the only MeeGo handset from Nokia (the N9) are in, and well... To whoever decided to go WP7 and ditch MeeGo: I don't like you. To myself: I'm an idiot for arguing this was a good idea.
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time to reconsider
by chekr on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 22:55 UTC
chekr
Member since:
2005-11-05

The N9 has sold very well and we are yet to see how well the market receives the wp7. Nokia still have qt and linux as strategic technologies going forward, it wont be branded Meego but who cares about that?

i have been using an n9 for about a month now and this is by far the best device on the market today.

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RE: time to reconsider
by chemical_scum on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 00:05 in reply to "time to reconsider"
chemical_scum Member since:
2005-11-02

Unless Nokia gets rid of Elop, Nokia is finished, there is an MS shill running it. Any company that has an MS shill installed as CEO/President gets destroyed and sold for parts with MS buying up the useful patents. Just look what happened to Silicon Graphics a once mighty company that is no more.

I have always bought Nokia phones - not anymore.

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RE[2]: time to reconsider
by No it isnt on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 00:14 in reply to "RE: time to reconsider"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Businessmen don't act like immature fanboys on the internet. Going for WP7 was probably not Elop's idea alone.

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RE[2]: time to reconsider
by cyrilleberger on Mon 24th Oct 2011 07:12 in reply to "RE: time to reconsider"
cyrilleberger Member since:
2006-02-01

Well Elop's days at the head of Nokia are very much dependendent on Nokia's Windows Phones sales figures. If after 6 months, they don't catch up, he is out of job. What will happen after that is unknown (revive maemo or go android's road...).

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RE: time to reconsider
by adkilla on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 12:01 in reply to "time to reconsider"
adkilla Member since:
2005-07-07

I am using one myself and can tell this is the best phone I've ever laid my hands on. I've used Symbian and then iPhone and then back to Symbian. The iPhone is nice but too restrictive and lacks many standard features like full BT A2DP.

I hope Nokia releases new firmware, especially those that are supposed to take advantage of the front facing camera. I am currently using it to do video Skype on my corporate laptop that has no webcam. Check out SmartCam on the Nokia store if you are interested.

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RE[2]: time to reconsider
by steve_s on Mon 24th Oct 2011 16:41 in reply to "RE: time to reconsider"
steve_s Member since:
2006-01-16

iPhone has supported BT A2DP since iOS 3.0

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