Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jun 2012 15:15 UTC, submitted by Jos
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless And the burning platform is still, uhm, burning. "Chief Executive Stephen Elop is placing hopes of a turnaround on a new range of smartphones called Lumia, which use largely untried Microsoft software. But Lumia sales have so far been slow, disappointing investors." It's a shame to see a once proud company in such a downward spiral, but alas, it's the way of business. If you get complacent - as Nokia had gotten - you will fail.
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RE[2]: Its a restructuring
by Nelson on Thu 14th Jun 2012 22:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Its a restructuring"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

I think they should've redoubled on their Symbian support (instead of ringing its Death Knell years before they can replace it). If Symbian sales would've held strong, Nokia would actually be doing great right now. That was a severe miscalculation on their part.

I'm on the fence about the MeeGo stuff, on one hand, the project was really going nowhere (Evidenced by N9 not even using the publicly available MeeGo stuff, but Nokia's own incarnation), on the other hand it did create a lot of ill will. This I think was a harder decision.

They've done well for Windows Phone. I hope with WP8 (being announced in six days) that they'll launch some low cost phones to replace Symbian.

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RE[3]: Its a restructuring
by shmerl on Thu 14th Jun 2012 22:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Its a restructuring"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

MeeGo stuff, on one hand, the project was really going nowhere


Of course it couldn't go anywhere, because Nokia sabotaged it right when it was in critical development stage, and Intel decided to dump it shortly afterwards. So the project itself can't be really blamed. But brainless mismanagement of it coming from Nokia - can.

Edited 2012-06-14 22:53 UTC

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RE[4]: Its a restructuring
by Nelson on Thu 14th Jun 2012 22:58 in reply to "RE[3]: Its a restructuring"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

So two independent companies dump an OS because it was great, right?

Wrong. It had no future, and they saw that. It was going nowhere. Nokia didn't even deem it fit to go on their N9 device.

It was always vaporware. Its time to move on man, its been like a year, who the fuck cares about MeeGo.

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RE[3]: Its a restructuring
by cdude on Fri 15th Jun 2012 16:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Its a restructuring"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

> Evidenced by N9 not even using the publicly
> available MeeGo stuff, but Nokia's own incarnation

Meego was a *specification* and Meego Harmattan followed that specification.

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