Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Oct 2012 21:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's a long read - but totally and utterly worth it. After interviewing ten former and current Nokia employees, and combining their insider information with publicly available information, Sampsa Kurri has written a long and detailed article about the history of Maemo and MeeGo within Nokia, and everything that went wrong - which is a lot. It's sad tale, one that reads almost like a manual on how to not run a large company. Still, between the bad decisions and frustrations, there's a red thread of hope that leads to Jolla.
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by MOS6510 on Fri 12th Oct 2012 10:37 UTC
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My experience with Nokia is that the hardware is often let down by the software.

The software on their dumb phones was fine, easy to control, fast to use.

I liked EPOCH on my Psion 3a. It was clever, could do what you wanted to do, but when it morphed in to Symbian it became less convenient, slower.

My Nokia 9500 and E90 often felt sluggish. Surfing, ssh'ing, it wasn't very pleasant.

Also the screens of S40/60 phones and other systems often felt very crowded, too small.

WP works much better on their Lumia range, but then again that wasn't made by Nokia.

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