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[4]: Obvious
by Wafflez on Thu 17th Oct 2013 17:11 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Obvious"
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Best mobile OS yet, I don't care what iOS/Android users say, na na na.

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RE[5]: Obvious
by shmerl on Thu 17th Oct 2013 17:58 in reply to "RE[4]: Obvious"
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I'm waiting for Sailfish to be a breakthrough. So far hopes are high for it.

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RE[6]: Obvious
by ebasconp on Thu 17th Oct 2013 18:42 in reply to "RE[5]: Obvious"
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Me too,

but importing to South America one Jolla phone when it will be ready will cost me one eye and one kidney, I think ;)

Edited 2013-10-17 18:43 UTC

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RE[5]: Obvious
by zima on Wed 23rd Oct 2013 18:25 in reply to "RE[4]: Obvious"
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Yeah, this will be more silly than the Amiga myths...

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