Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Jul 2013 21:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia's vice president Bryan Biniak: "We are trying to evolve the cultural thinking [at Microsoft] to say 'time is of the essence'. Waiting until the end of your fiscal year when you need to close your targets, doesn't do us any good when I have phones to sell today." Later Biniak adds: "As a company we don't want to rely on somebody else and sit and wait for them to get it right." There was a simple solution to this problem.
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RE[2]: Stop whining!
by TechGeek on Tue 30th Jul 2013 02:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Stop whining!"
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Uhh, Symbian was doing well up to the point that Nokia killed it. Before its decline in 2009, they had around 50% of the market share. The reason it died was Nokia announcing that it was dead. While Nokia did other things wrong, the software was not the problem. They did so poorly with Qt that a lot of projects have been switching over to it. Elop kill Nokia, no doubt about it.

Edited 2013-07-30 02:15 UTC

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RE[3]: Stop whining!
by przemo_li on Tue 30th Jul 2013 09:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Stop whining!"
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What 2009????

Get the facts straight first:

Q1 2010 . . 22.7 Million smartphones . . 42% market share . . 3.4B Euro Revenues . . +350M E profit
Q2 2010 . . 25.2 Million smartphones . . 41% market share . . 3.5B Euro Revenues . . +283M E profit
Q3 2010 . . 27.1 Million smartphones . . 34% market share . . 3.6B Euro Revenues . . +335M E profit *
Q4 2010 . . 28.6 Million smartphones . . 29% market share . . 4.4B Euro Revenues . . +548M E profit

As You can see NOBODY killed Symbian in Nokia. In fact Elop managed to show its true strength in Q3/4 2010...

And then in Q1 2011 called Symbian "burning platform". That is what killed Symbian.

(FYI, those number are ONLY Symbian...)

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RE[4]: Stop whining!
by Nelson on Tue 30th Jul 2013 11:59 in reply to "RE[3]: Stop whining!"
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The idea that a fucking memo killed SYMBIAN is the most monumentally stupid idea I've ever heard of. This is unreal.

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