Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 22:17 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia board chairman Risto Siilasmaa went on a Finnish television show, and stated that while he is confident in Windows Phone 8, the company does have a back-up plan if it doesn't work out. Speculation aplenty - what is this backup plan? The answer's pretty easy, if you ask me.
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Am I the only one?
by ebasconp on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 00:31 UTC
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2006-05-09

Am I the only one that still has some hope that Meego and, don't now a N9++ device could be still being cooked?

Nokia is still investing in Qt and with all the Meego stuff they have, they could still have something to compete with.

Edited 2012-07-03 00:36 UTC

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RE: Am I the only one?
by ricegf on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 01:27 in reply to "Am I the only one?"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

I would buy one in a heartbeat, if Nokia actually showed the modest interest they showed in Maemo - but as long as Elop is at the helm, I'm sure the tiller will stay firmly set toward the biggest iceberg in sight. So sad.

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RE: MS Windows Phone
by Maxxum on Wed 4th Jul 2012 10:24 in reply to "Am I the only one?"
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2012-07-04

No one has mentioned the boycott by the carriers, they do not want to be turkeys voting for christmas. MS brings SKYPE, integrated into WP8, to the forefront and there is no reason why the carriers should co-operate, any MS phone OS however good will never succeed without the carriers pushing it and they will not as they do not trust MS.

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RE: Am I the only one?
by nej_simon on Wed 4th Jul 2012 18:41 in reply to "Am I the only one?"
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

Am I the only one that still has some hope that Meego and, don't now a N9++ device could be still being cooked?

Nokia is still investing in Qt and with all the Meego stuff they have, they could still have something to compete with.


I would love to see another meego phone, and I would buy it, but I think that's unlikely.

Elop already got rid of the symbian developers when he outsourced symbian development to Accenture and the meego team was laid off recently. So the question is if Nokia still has the competence to build and maintain its' own OS after Elop? I doubt it.

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