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[5]: Comment by Luminair
by cdude on Tue 30th Jul 2013 16:23 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Luminair"
cdude
Member since:
2008-09-21

Anyway, Microsoft needs to pick up the pace.
And if they don't?

No what if, they don't what lead to the strong public critic raised by Nokia now. Read the interview. According to Nokia Microsoft was all in for the first half of 2012 and stopped since then. Why? Connect the dots.

Would you admit that Nokia (specifically, Elop) f--ked themselves over hardcore?

Its not that big secret that reasons human and financial resources are removed is that, for Microsoft, the WP strategy did not work out. It failed and behind the scene work towards an alternate strategy goes on. That's where resources where shifted to.

I suspect Microsoft aborting negotiations with Nokia has the same reason. Microsoft is working on an alternate strategy since more then a year now. Maybe a Windows Phone 9 bundled with a Surface Phone. I think we will see soon and Nokia may well aware of it what is why they raise public voices now.

This isn't any longer a warning, its a loud Nokia-investors alarm-bell ringing here. Microsoft may show off there new strategy soon and Nokia will be sidelined.

Edited 2013-07-30 16:30 UTC

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RE[6]: Comment by Luminair
by TemporalBeing on Tue 30th Jul 2013 17:34 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Luminair"
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2007-08-22

This isn't any longer a warning, its a loud Nokia-investors alarm-bell ringing here. Microsoft may show off there new strategy soon and Nokia will be sidelined.


Which is why you NEVER partner with Microsoft.

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RE[6]: Comment by Luminair
by Nelson on Tue 30th Jul 2013 18:39 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Luminair"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

So you're predicting a Surface phone? Just so I can add it to the list of things you've been wrong about.

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RE[7]: Comment by Luminair
by cdude on Thu 1st Aug 2013 18:58 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Luminair"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

So you're predicting a Surface phone?

No, that's why I added a "Maybe" in front of that sentence. Sorry, I realize now that wasn't idiot-prove enough. I will color it yellow next time, okay?

What I predict is that somewhere between 2012/Q3 and 2014/Q2 Microsoft announces what can be understood as strategy-shift. Some new products that effectively sideline WP8 and with it Nokia. I mean much much more then they got sidelined ever since 2012/Q3. More in that Microsoft stops investment into WP8 in favor of an alternate (yellow-begin) like for example WP9 with Android emulator and a new strategic partnership with Samsung to bring it to the masses (yellow-end).

Microsoft is well aware that the Nokia-partnership failed. WP had a higher market share before the partnership. Goal is to increase massive and not decrease it. Even Bill Gates himself sayed it didn't worked out. So, question is not if but when and what. Its only clear that Nokia as of today isn't of much interest for Microsoft. Let them continue with WP8 and focus yourself on (yellow-start) WP9, Surface Phone, ... (yellow-end).

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