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.
Your obvious statement is obvious.
Too little, too late.