Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Sep 2012 13:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Stephen Elop only has a few months to show he can turn Nokia around if he is to survive but the new smartphone is unlikely to woo customers back from Apple and Samsung. Investors and analysts say the chief executive has until early 2013 to prove he made the right choice by partnering with Microsoft Windows or his future at the loss-making company will be called into question." Well, I'll be doing my part. I'm buying a 920.
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I am also doing my part
by HangLoose on Wed 19th Sep 2012 13:47 UTC
HangLoose
Member since:
2007-09-03

If anything I am voting with my wallet and lobbying everyone that I know that would buy a MS-Nokia phone in getting something else.

Microsoft (and their puppet Elop) are the other bullies of the mobile world nowadays.

Since the announcement that Nokia basically gave up the entire company (including NAVTEQ, App Store, Development tools and so on) to Microsoft in exchange for US$1B "deduction" on the price of a WP license I disliked his management.

A once great company that stood up for innovation, taking ownership of its own future (look at all the initiatives that Nokia started and notice that I am not saying that they succeeded in those innovations) backtracked so badly that it needs support from a "sugar daddy" to stay afloat?

IMO, Elop should be fired. New CEO should revert some of the policies: partner with Amazon to have access to a great content right out of bat, continue selling WP phones but without being the flag bearer of Microsoft.

Elop made sure that there was no going back to "old" Nokia. Sold QT, dismantled App Store, offloaded the "dead beat" Symbian developers and alienated almost the entire developer base.

</rant>

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RE: I am also doing my part
by ebasconp on Wed 19th Sep 2012 15:28 in reply to "I am also doing my part"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Agreed,

Simply firing Elop their stock shares would get more value immediately.

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RE: I am also doing my part
by ronaldst on Wed 19th Sep 2012 17:31 in reply to "I am also doing my part"
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

Nokia only has a few more years to live before some other company guts it apart for patents and valuables. The market wants iPhones and Galaxy smartphones now.

Nokia is going the way of the Amiga.

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RE[2]: I am also doing my part
by leech on Wed 19th Sep 2012 18:02 in reply to "RE: I am also doing my part"
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

I was thinking the same thing, and in both cases, it was because the CEO was a giant douche.

Nokia should just dump him, and hire back all the Jolla people and control their own platform again. With how much buzz they received, there obviously is a lot of interest in a third mobile platform that isn't a locked down nightmare like iPhone or WPx.

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