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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Gives a perspective.
by dsmogor on Fri 12th Oct 2012 12:35 UTC
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From this story hiring and outsider seemed a good idea.
But hiring one that has trouble telling best interest of his present employer apart from the former wasn't.
It validates the story of SW not being ready until late in 2011. On the other hand it proves "only one device" argument as present in the Feb 2011 cover story was twisted as it was the conscious choice, not platform induced necessity.
From the hindsight it now looks Google made a mistake by not offering any incentive for Nokia. They would at least have a counterbalance to Samsung and didn't have to buy Motorola.

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