Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jan 2013 14:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Buried deep within Nokia's press release about its financial results, there's a line that pretty much signals the end of one of the most popular and successful mobile operating systems in history. With Nokia retiring its use, Symbian is no more.
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The end of the line for Symbian?
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 25th Jan 2013 22:51 UTC
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Look on the bright side, this is the end of the line for Nokia...

Yeah, it's not the greatest thing to happen, but Elop's busy ringing the company's death knell. At this point, who still even gives a damn about the company? It's been destroyed. Sooner or later, Nokia is going down... and since Elop is Microsoft's biggest (only?) fan in the cell phone industry, Windows Phone will probably go down with it. Maybe that will leave Elop without a company to steer right into a cliff, and the idiot will fade into history as one of the world's most incompetent company leaders, unable to receive such a high position again.

This is exactly why some foreign business owners refuse to give top management positions of their company to anyone unrelated to them, or especially to people of other nationalities. People like Elop. And it's a damn good reason. Too bad the people at Nokia didn't know any better.

Microsoft better hurry up and get their own hardware business in gear and up to full speed, because it looks like they're running out of other people who make phones that are willing to put their OS on. I can't imagine Nokia being strong enough to hold them off the ground.

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Nelson Member since:

Look on the bright side, this is the end of the line for Nokia...

Only in the OSNews bizarro land, where up is down and down is up, does a profit of half a billion dollars mean the company is DOA.

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cdude Member since:

Its 1/4 billion and includes
* cheap dumps of WP7 Lumia written off in Q3 already.
* one-time incomes like RIM's patent-payments, sold headquarter and other assets like patents.
* WP8 and Asha channel stuffing, xmas sells, etc
* First time since 150 years no dividend was payed saving 700 million.

Also this was the last quarter Nokia got money from Microsoft. From now on Nokia has to pay the regular WP license fees.

I expect Q1 will be lose again. Call me wrong when we have the numbers.

Edited 2013-01-26 10:56 UTC

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