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[5]: backup plan
by moondevil on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 14:10 UTC 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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RE[7]: backup plan
by cdude on Wed 4th Jul 2012 14:36 in reply to "RE[6]: backup plan"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Now that the platform is "not burning any longer" and "is facing a new era of growth" [1] they fire 1 out of 5 employees to "get the burning platform smaller" [2].

[1] http://www.businessday.co.za/articles/Content.aspx?id=164732
[2] http://247wallst.com/2012/06/14/nokia-fires-10000-as-its-burning-pl...

Edited 2012-07-04 14:38 UTC

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