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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RE[4]: backup plan
by cdude on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 10:30 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: backup plan"
cdude
Member since:
2008-09-21

I would not name Meego unproven. The N9 sold well and Nokia still has the knowledge inhouse to pick it up again, put it on hardware and sell products within short time.

For network-effects the WP7 experiment did show that this is not the selling point. You can partner with a giant like Microsoft and yet fail (in fact it seems partners of Microsoft failing is more the rule then an exception).

What they should do is to pick what they have, Symbian and Meego, sell products with them and give Android a try too. Do it like Samsung (Android, Bada, Tizen) and be not that stupid to put all eggs again into only one basket.

Edited 2012-07-03 10:32 UTC

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RE[5]: backup plan
by JAlexoid on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 12:14 in reply to "RE[4]: backup plan"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

The N9 sold well and Nokia still has the knowledge inhouse to pick it up again, put it on hardware and sell products within short time.

From what I hear from my Finnish friends, Nokia no longer has that knowledge. Elop's cost cutting plans have been very effective at weeding out that knowledge.

But hey, Finnish startups got a very good injection of prime talent.

Edited 2012-07-03 12:15 UTC

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RE[6]: backup plan
by cdude on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 18:13 in reply to "RE[5]: backup plan"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

> Elop's cost cutting plans have been very effective

That Elop's plans are very effective are known. Its just that he usually reaches the opposite effect he planed (and sold) to reach.

I think it does not take much effort to offer a N10 running Meego. Its all there. Build up on it and from here on evolution rather then revolution.

Android indeed will take more. Also cause they need to be better or different enough to competition to sell well.

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RE[5]: backup plan
by moondevil on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 14:10 in reply to "RE[4]: backup plan"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

I would not name Meego unproven. The N9 sold well and Nokia still has the knowledge inhouse to pick it up again, put it on hardware and sell products within short time.


Actually, most of the Meego employees are no longer working at Nokia.

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RE[6]: backup plan
by cdude on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 18:16 in reply to "RE[5]: backup plan"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

The product is there and ready for the market.

Edited 2012-07-03 18:16 UTC

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RE[6]: backup plan
by Loreia on Wed 4th Jul 2012 10:23 in reply to "RE[5]: backup plan"
Loreia Member since:
2012-01-17

"I would not name Meego unproven. The N9 sold well and Nokia still has the knowledge inhouse to pick it up again, put it on hardware and sell products within short time.


Actually, most of the Meego employees are no longer working at Nokia.
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Just a small clarification. Did they fire all those people, or did they outsource the development of Meego (like the outsourced Qt to Digia)?

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