Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jun 2012 21:28 UTC, submitted by Radio
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "One of the casualties of Nokia's latest cuts is Meltemi, the company's effort to create a new Linux-based operating system for low-end smartphones. The project was aimed at offering smartphones at prices that neither Android or Windows Phone could easily reach, but also would have required Nokia to try to woo developers for yet another operating system." I've said it before and I'll say it again: it's Elop's job to make Nokia as miserable as possible, so that when Microsoft finally makes its move, it can be seen a saviour rather than a predator. Everything that can be cut has to be cut to dive the price down.
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Comment by robojerk
by robojerk on Fri 15th Jun 2012 22:25 UTC
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I somehow hope that when that day comes when Microsoft tries to buy Nokia or it's assets (patents), this debacle of Nokia destroying it's own brand is investigated. This had to be the strategy Elop was planning for, as we all predicted this would be the outcome.

Nokia is a handset company. It should have worked harder to compete against iOS and Android. Or just started making handsets with Android (and WP7) on them. Nokia had all to loose, and little to gain with this marriage to WP7. If somehow WP7 penetrated the market as they and MS projected other OEM's would be whittling away at the Nokia market still.

Edited 2012-06-15 22:26 UTC

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RE: Comment by robojerk
by No it isnt on Fri 15th Jun 2012 22:43 in reply to "Comment by robojerk"
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The idea that Elop is some kind of trojan horse planted there by Microsoft and not the choice of the board of Nokia is just lame and stupid. They hired Elop because they were going with Microsoft, not the other way around.

His 'burning platform' memo was probably the single dumbest action of any CEO of the last decade, though. Way to remove all faith in all they currently had, and any potential plan B.

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RE[2]: Comment by robojerk
by robojerk on Fri 15th Jun 2012 23:15 in reply to "RE: Comment by robojerk"
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I think his Burning the Platform memo is what makes people (me included) he's a trojan horse planted by MS planted. I sure disagreed with his plan (but who cares what I think), and thought that there's no way this could work.

I'm not disagreeing with you. and you're probably right.. I'm just saying this has been such a blunder, one would almost expect it was done on purpose.

Even if you are right, the shareholders of Nokia should be very pissed at Elop, unless the strategy now is to sell to MS and get rich.

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RE: Comment by robojerk
by DavidStone on Fri 15th Jun 2012 23:34 in reply to "Comment by robojerk"
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Don't attribute to malice that which can be explained by stupidity :-)

Also wishing they went with MeeGo instead...

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