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[7]: Stop whining!
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 30th Jul 2013 14:24 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Stop whining!"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Symbian sales were rising.

Then Elop announced the death of the platform.

Then sales dropped for the first time.

From growth, to dropping.

Do you deny these plain and cold facts?

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RE[8]: Stop whining!
by Nelson on Tue 30th Jul 2013 16:16 in reply to "RE[7]: Stop whining!"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

No, but obviously correlation is not causation. I think it's kind of insane to suggest there's a singular reason like a memo for its demise.

Marketshare was dropping like a rock, and other explanations are just as plausible.

Edited 2013-07-30 16:19 UTC

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RE[8]: Stop whining!
by lucas_maximus on Tue 30th Jul 2013 17:30 in reply to "RE[7]: Stop whining!"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Do you honestly think that a large percentage of people walking into a shop to buy a mobile phone keep upto date on every statement of a CEO?

Edited 2013-07-30 17:30 UTC

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RE[9]: Stop whining!
by TemporalBeing on Tue 30th Jul 2013 17:40 in reply to "RE[8]: Stop whining!"
TemporalBeing Member since:
2007-08-22

Do you honestly think that a large percentage of people walking into a shop to buy a mobile phone keep upto date on every statement of a CEO?


Considering how much that single memo got out in the press, I'd find it hard pressed that people that knew they were buying Symbian or Nokia (ie Brand Loyalists - the people you really want to keep around as buyers) didn't hear about it.

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RE[8]: Stop whining!
by zima on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 22:47 in reply to "RE[7]: Stop whining!"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Thom, two more plain and cold facts about the OS:

Symbian was open-sourced (you can grab a code dump at sf).

No company picked up that free OS.


Ponder that for a while...

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