Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Oct 2013 13:30 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Jorma Ollila, ex-chairman of Nokia, admits Windows Phone was the wrong choice.

While Nokia brought in Elop and focused on Windows Phone, Ollila admits Microsoft's software hasn't helped the company. "We were not successful in using Microsoft's operating system to create competitive products, or an alternative to the two dominant companies in the field", he says, while noting it's "impossible to say what would have happened to the company if different decisions had been made in early 2011 or at some other time."

As if failing sales, a terrible financial situation, and a sale to Microsoft weren't enough evidence to conclude Windows Phone was the wrong choice for Nokia, we now have it straight from Nokia itself.

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RE: Obvious
by Radio on Thu 17th Oct 2013 13:51 UTC in reply to "Obvious"
Radio
Member since:
2009-06-20

And inappropriate.

Nokia had an execution problem, they did not know how to do software (on time and on specs); and Microsoft, despite being a software company, failed too.

Of the two, Microsoft should take most of the blame. Software is supposed to be their core competency. Nokia's hardware, through the Lumia line, has stayed top notch from start to finish.

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RE[2]: Obvious
by kwanbis on Thu 17th Oct 2013 14:04 in reply to "RE: Obvious"
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2005-07-06

Nokia had an execution problem, they did not know how to do software (on time and on specs)

I don't know, Meego seemed to be very much ready...

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RE[3]: Obvious
by BallmerKnowsBest on Thu 17th Oct 2013 15:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Obvious"
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2008-06-02

"Nokia had an execution problem, they did not know how to do software (on time and on specs)

I don't know, Meego seemed to be very much ready...
"

Yes, "ready" in the sense that if you order a pizza for a party that & it doesn't arrive until 2 hours after everyone has gone home or made other food arrangements, then that pizza could still technically be considered "ready." But on time? Not so much.

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RE[3]: Obvious
by shmerl on Thu 17th Oct 2013 16:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Obvious"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Meego was ready, but Nokia wasn't. And never became ready, so it sunk.

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RE[3]: Obvious
by zima on Wed 23rd Oct 2013 18:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Obvious"
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2005-07-06

Meego seemed to be very much ready...

The Meego brigade would like you to think so, but read the conclusions of http://www.mobile-review.com/review/nokia-n9-2-en.shtml

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RE[2]: Obvious
by missingxtension on Thu 17th Oct 2013 21:44 in reply to "RE: Obvious"
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2011-01-14

I don't believe the hardware is top notch.
I can't believe that when I see the 1020 specs its a 920 with 41 megapixelz. But it would have been nice to have a quad core that would wake up with 8.1.
I mean come on, we all know the 900 would run 8 just fine. Instead its stuck with 7.8.
we all know the future of the 1020, its already outdated! After all megapixelz aren't a requirement for future updates. Usually it is processing power.

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