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[3]: Stop whining!
by przemo_li on Tue 30th Jul 2013 09:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Stop whining!"
przemo_li
Member since:
2010-06-01

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!"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

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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RE[5]: Stop whining!
by Vanders on Tue 30th Jul 2013 12:27 in reply to "RE[4]: Stop whining!"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Really? It was a great example of the Ratner Effect with a little bit of Osborne effect thrown in for good measure. "Not doing that" is the kind of thing they teach you in MBA school, precisely because of people like Gerald Ratner, Adam Osborne and now Stephen Elop.

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