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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RE[7]: Remember...
by Neolander on Tue 16th Oct 2012 15:57 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Remember..."
Neolander
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2010-03-08

So they saved nothing and were not successful. Thanks.

Surely you must consider every other product which has been discontinued after some initial period of commercial success as a failure, too ;)

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RE[8]: Remember...
by jared_wilkes on Tue 16th Oct 2012 17:25 in reply to "RE[7]: Remember..."
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2011-04-25

What commercial success?

You might judge it a "commercial success" based on other complete and utter failures, but by no measure was Maemo/Meego a commercial success in the slightest regard in comparison to its truly successful competitors.

Yes, I would consider similar failures (5+ years of effort, one product that didn't remotely outsell or even sell comparably to its leading competitors, and a complete dead-ending of the effort, and near collapse of a megacorp as a result of the failure) to be FAILURES, yes.

Edited 2012-10-16 17:27 UTC

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