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[2]: Not true.
by sgtrock on Fri 18th Oct 2013 02:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Not true."
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"Plenty of sources cited in Wikipedia make it abundantly clear that the N9 running MeeGo was more than capable.

Oh, Wikipedia, you say? I stand corrected!

No. I used Meego and it was a piece of shit with horrible battery life and no apps.

Note that I said "Plenty of sources cited in Wikipedia...". The Wikipedia link itself had quotes pulled directly from the source.

But that's OK. Facts don't matter, only your opinion counts.

:eye roll:

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RE[3]: Not true.
by jared_wilkes on Fri 18th Oct 2013 11:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Not true."
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You do understand that Nokia has fanboys (like you) and that reviews can be found of all kinds, right?

I can find even more reviews saying how great WebOS and the Pre was. It sucked too!

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RE[4]: Not true.
by zima on Wed 23rd Oct 2013 18:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Not true."
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Don't bother, the N9 myth will be more silly than the Amiga mythos...

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