Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Oct 2012 10:56 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Things ain't going well for Nokia. Their quarterly results are - again - a disaster, and Lumia sales have dropped 28% (50% if you look at just the US). Windows Phone 8 is really going to be a make-it-or-break-it kind of thing. If it doesn't go well, the company might consider going back to focussing on rubber boots.
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Allright BUT you missed the goal. From the beginning Elop made clear that this is not other smartphone companys Nokia competes with, its other ecosystems! If you keep that in mind then all the steps done, the whole strategy makes sense.

What people need to understand is the mindset that controls Nokia this days. Its the Microsoft mindset and there its Microsoft products vs competition and not Nokia products vs competition. Its a war of ecosystems (Elop's words) and not a war of company products.

That also explains why it was needed to kill Symbian, Meego, S40 and why Android will never be an option. They are not Microsoft products. They may Nokia products but they not belong to the ecosystem Nokia fights for in the war of ecosystems.

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