Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Sep 2013 23:07 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Cyanogen, makers of popular software based on Android that extends the abilities of smartphones, is making a bid for the mainstream. The four-year-old company, which began as a one-person side project, said today that it has raised $7 million from Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures. The goal is to vault past Blackberry and Windows Phone to become the third-most popular mobile operating system, after traditional Android and iOS. And the company is already closer than you might think.

The announcement blog post has more details and background. This is either the best idea they've ever had, or the beginning of the end. I honestly have no idea which of the two it will be. I like the fact that they might be more popular than Windows Phone though - puts everything into perspective, doesn't it?

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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by RshPL on Thu 19th Sep 2013 15:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
RshPL
Member since:
2009-03-13

Why Nokia did not continue the N9 line? This phone got some very positive reviews. Why not keep this life boat? This is one of the reasons Elop has been called a trojan horse.

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RE[4]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Thu 19th Sep 2013 16:11 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Nelson"
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2005-11-29

Lumia devices also review extraordinarily well. So do some Symbian devices like the 808. Nokia makes good phones, but that's not enough.

The Trojan horse charges are childish and unfounded, unless the entire board including its President are complicit in this grand conspiracy to destroy shareholder value.

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