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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RE: time to reconsider
by chemical_scum on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 00:05 UTC 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[3]: time to reconsider
by leoplan2 on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 00:26 in reply to "RE[2]: time to reconsider"
leoplan2 Member since:
2011-10-23

Honestly, there are some businessmen who are very (or appear to be) immature, like Steve Ballmer

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RE[3]: time to reconsider
by AdamW on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 06:34 in reply to "RE[2]: time to reconsider"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

"I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong"

"I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this"

They don't?

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RE[3]: time to reconsider
by chemical_scum on Mon 24th Oct 2011 00:36 in reply to "RE[2]: time to reconsider"
chemical_scum Member since:
2005-11-02

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


No they don't. They are like politicians and pork belly futures, they can be bought and sold.

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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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