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[4]: Stop whining!
by Nelson on Tue 30th Jul 2013 11:59 UTC 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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RE[6]: Stop whining!
by MOS6510 on Tue 30th Jul 2013 12:47 in reply to "RE[5]: Stop whining!"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I don't think the average Symbian buyer knows who Elop is or what he has said, but I think we can be certain his remarks didn't cause more Symbian phones to be sold.

And we must not forget those great WP 7.5 Lumia's that got stuck on 7.8, unable to move up to WP8. Had I known that in advance I wouldn't have bought one.

It's rather annoying to read an article about a new app, only to get a "your device is not supported" message when you try to install it.

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RE[6]: Stop whining!
by Nelson on Tue 30th Jul 2013 14:18 in reply to "RE[5]: Stop whining!"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I can buy an accelerated demise, or even a slow down in sales but to be the single cause for its demise is unfounded even by the Ratner and Osborne effect. I suggest you do some reading, or learning, given that you brought up business school.

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