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[6]: Its a restructuring
by shmerl on Thu 14th Jun 2012 23:04 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Its a restructuring"
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Sounds like Elop's PR to me. But who are to be blamed that Nokia didn't work on Meego for a year, didn't produce new Linux handsets after N9, and didn't market them? Nokia is to blame (with MS shadow somewhere on the back). Now they either admit their mistake, and try to recover (no guarantees that it'll work), or they'll die as a company from the MS partnership. Either way it's not clear if they can survive IMO, but becoming MS subsidiary is probably worse.

Edited 2012-06-14 23:20 UTC

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RE[7]: Its a restructuring
by Nelson on Thu 14th Jun 2012 23:05 in reply to "RE[6]: Its a restructuring"
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You didn't answer my question in the end.

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RE[8]: Its a restructuring
by shmerl on Thu 14th Jun 2012 23:10 in reply to "RE[7]: Its a restructuring"
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Let's assume that they went with MeeGo instead of Windows Phone, what exactly is it that would put them on firmer footing than they are now?

Flexible system, which can share effort with other manufacturers, and not controlled by MS and their idiotic restrictions.

Meego however wasn't organized too well management wise (too much control from Nokia). They had to structure it better to attract participation from other hardware vendors.

I really hope something like this will eventually emerge, whether with Nokia or not - I don't really care about them anymore. May be Tizen or something the like. I'd prefer for them to use Mer, since Tizen seems to be too much under Samsung's control (same problem as before).

Edited 2012-06-14 23:12 UTC

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