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  • Ford adds more Rangers to Takata recall list  [View news story]
    As much as I love Ford and how well Alan turned this company around, they should have had a recall or some program for all the Rangers who's use was cut early because of Rusted frames. This has been a major issue for many owners !
    Jan 26, 2016. 08:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Does A 4-Inch iPhone Not Matter?  [View article]
    The surveys says 20% would like it, and in my estimates that's around 50 million adults in the (250 Million ) USA adults alone, so I don't think its dead meat but a niche market that is still a money maker. Now multiply that by 6 billion people in the world and 10 - 20 % of that is still a very nice niche market to be in.
    Dec 7, 2015. 09:07 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Does A 4-Inch iPhone Not Matter?  [View article]
    I thought of the same thing when I worked at Nokia and suggested a corporate trade in program, where a 3rd party would take the phones and refurbish them and resell them. Like many other ideas I had suggested they fell on deaf ears. That's one of the reasons Nokia fell off the top, because they did not listen to customers and employees, and Apple could do they same if they ignore the same people and feel they can never fall off he top also.
    Dec 7, 2015. 07:12 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Does A 4-Inch iPhone Not Matter?  [View article]
    As an older American 62 and a former Nokia Employee, A lot of us have no use for the larger phones and Apple would be stupid not to offer a new smaller iPhone that is the size of iPhone 4 and or iPhone5. Our pants pockets are only so big and the small iPhones fit in them better. I would bet that my baby boomer generation would be happy with smaller phones and if we need larger screens will use tablets. ( What age groups did this US consumers surveyed use?)
    Dec 7, 2015. 06:37 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia plots mobile comeback  [View news story]
    I guess the big questions is do they just build another Android OS based phone with Nokia tweaks ? Or do they build a Linux based phone that could run Android, Sailfish OS, blackberry OS 10.3 or Open Webos 1.0? I believe the market could support another Linux OS. We did build some great phones, but iPhone3 changed the world and OPK and his team refused to see the writing on the walls. The Linux development teams had their hands tired by the dominant Symbian teams. So Nokia from a former employee, Please!! be Lean Mean & Green, learn by your past mistakes and never take your eyes off the ball. ( I mean by this they would loose focus every 6 months, too many levels of management, but they were Green for the environment). Go where no others have gone before in Mobile and be innovative again and listen to others ( meaning there where many of us that had good ideas and got blown off by people that had no idea what they where doing, yet where leading projects that failed all the time.)
    Aug 10, 2015. 07:31 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Ford's Minor Hiccups A Sign Of Something Bigger?  [View article]
    Ford's replacement of MyTouch with a Blackberry system is a good think, why do you think the good and fast systems are UNIX "iOS"/Linux "Android" based. QNX is a UNIX based OS and has been around for a long time. Even thou Windows has also been around for a long while, its not an efficient OS and the masses are proving it.
    Mar 1, 2014. 06:46 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Indian court lifts freeze on Nokia factory  [View news story]
    Is not Nokia the parent of the India subsidiary? And so responsible for paying the bills.

    They could threaten to close down the factory and move jobs elsewhere!
    Dec 12, 2013. 07:21 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Falls Victim To Politics In China  [View article]
    The EU can Screw China back by doing the same for work done in the EU by chinese companies!
    Aug 27, 2013. 10:54 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Tablet? Really Nokia?  [View article]
    What do you all know about this app?
    Win86emu: Running x86 apps on WinRT devices
    So you would have to jailbreak the device, but it sure would be nice if Microsoft opened up this funtion to Windows 8 RT.
    Aug 22, 2013. 12:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Tablet? Really Nokia?  [View article]
    So my reasoning about hoping it is a Windows Pro is the ability to run traditional ( Desktop) applications and it can run new (Windows Store) applications. This would be a great option for medical people like doctors and nurses who not walk around with a laptop in hand.

    I said many times while at Nokia they need to capture the medical apps and desktop apps tablet space. With 4G LTE & VOIP options, along with Bluetooth and NFC for medical devices.

    Converting old medical desktop apps to run on a touch screen tablet could be the game changer!
    Aug 19, 2013. 12:45 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Tablet? Really Nokia?  [View article]
    Could they be building this on Windows 8 Pro and not Windows 8 RT?
    This OS would make so much more sense, because in my opinion is the ability to run traditional desktop apps, which in many companies could replace the need to carry a laptop around.

    Windows 8 Pro (x86)
    - Desktops, - Notebooks, - Tablets
    - Can run traditional ( Desktop) applications
    - Can run new (Windows Store) applications
    Aug 19, 2013. 08:10 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • For Nokia, Stephen Elop Is A Flop  [View article]
    Being a former employee I can say this first hand, OPK spend $$ on projects that went no where and hired a lot of BSA in high executive positions who new nothing about innovation and build real products.

    So too all of you who say Elop is a flop, no one else wanted to touch the CEO job at Nokia from the outside and he has done a great job saving this company from the ashes. We all new in 2008 -2009 that Symbian OS was dead, yet the leaders did not see the writing on the walls and spent $500 million buying the rest of the Symbian foundation out. In my opinion he could still find more dead wood and clean house.
    Jul 27, 2013. 08:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Bob Shanks' interview with Seeking Alpha: The "underfunded status" of Ford's (F) pension obligations "has improved materially since the end of last year," when the figure stood at $18.7B globally. "We're not going to provide a number; we'll do that at the end of the year," Shanks said. Ford has been continuing to make contributions to its pension plans, which have also benefited from rising discount rates. (Q2 earnings[View news story]
    The question should be is Ford any different than any other American corporation in being behind on funding its pension fund?

    I hope Ford moves towards a 401 style retirement system like the rest of us have.
    Jul 24, 2013. 09:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • For Nokia, Stephen Elop Is A Flop  [View article]
    Agree, this is what got them in trouble last time and may do it again.

    I was compare them to GM when it had all the different models
    Jul 24, 2013. 08:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • For Nokia, Stephen Elop Is A Flop  [View article]
    I do speak from experience ( 16 years)
    Jul 24, 2013. 08:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment