Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jun 2012 20:54 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless JLG (we can suffice with his initials on OSNews, right?): "Nokia, once the emperor of mobile phones, shipping more than 100 million devices per quarter, is now in a tailspin, probably irrecoverable, taking its employees into the ground. And there is Nokia's chosen partner, Microsoft. What will Nokia's failure do to its future? Ballmer knows Microsoft can't be relegated to a inconsequential role in the smartphone wars. Will this lead to Microsoft going 'vertical', that is buying Nokia's smartphone business and become an vertically player, as it already is in its Xbox business?" Microsoft will eventually buy Nokia's smartphone business. I mean, it's not as if they have any other serious WP7 OEMs they can piss off with such a move.
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Sad sad sad
by plague on Mon 18th Jun 2012 21:47 UTC
plague
Member since:
2006-05-08

I absolutely hate how Elop and the (stinking rich) morons on the board are sinking Nokia into the ground.
How could anyone think it would be a good idea to _only_ put WP7 on the phones? Why not offer both WP7 and Android models, like everyone else is doing (plus MeeGo to stand out, as Samsung is doing with Bada)?
_Then_ you can see what works and what doesn't.
If they needed a quick fix to save the company, Android would _definitely_ have worked, since Nokia is a very popular brand and Android is a very popular operating system. People would absolutely have bought those phones, me included.

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RE: Sad sad sad
by cdude on Thu 21st Jun 2012 08:40 in reply to "Sad sad sad"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

> If they needed a quick fix to save the company

You seem to assume that this is what they want. I have my doubts.

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RE[2]: Sad sad sad
by plague on Thu 21st Jun 2012 20:44 in reply to "RE: Sad sad sad"
plague Member since:
2006-05-08

I know the whole idea was to sink the company so Microsoft could buy it on the cheap, but _publicly_ they sounded like they needed a quick fix to save the company..

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