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  • 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
  • Is Nokia Still Dead Or Will It Outlive BlackBerry? [View article]
    Where have you been for the last few years? Yes Blackberry has a lot of business in the Corporate world, but guess what they are loosing a lot of that business to BYOD world. and BYOD does not include BB10 or if it does it is very little.
    Jul 22, 2013. 01:15 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Nokia Still Dead Or Will It Outlive BlackBerry? [View article]
    What if Nokia licensed this technology to others ? they could make lots of $$ off of that.
    Jul 22, 2013. 09:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Nokia Still Dead Or Will It Outlive BlackBerry? [View article]
    Yea BB management is a bit arrogant about their position in the corporate world, they are still thinking they are living in 2009 and BES5 days. LOL

    Maybe HP should buy Blackberry like they bought Palm and then have no clue what to do with it
    Jul 22, 2013. 09:51 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Nokia Still Dead Or Will It Outlive BlackBerry? [View article]
    So yes they are at the mercy of MSFT, but I would also say so isn't Microsoft at the mercy of Nokia. Without Nokia leading the charge in WP OS , I think WP OS would be far behind BB 10.

    Nokia screwed up by not dropping Symbian a long time ago, they also should have bought or partnered with Palm/HP WebOS and made a MeeGO / WebOS OS platform. I read that there may be a Nokia Laptop / Table in the making. If they can pull this off where the screen detaches from the keyboard, this could be a game changer for those who still need and want a laptop, but also need a tablet.
    Jul 22, 2013. 09:43 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Nokia Still Dead Or Will It Outlive BlackBerry? [View article]
    Thank you for a well written article, Nokia board realized back in mid 2010 that the ship was starting to sink under OPK and began looking for a replacement. Thank god they went outside and found new blood, if they hadn't done that I think the old management would continued with Symbian as the primary platform and a side kid Linux MeeGo one. I got bashed for writing in the internal blog saying Symbian was dead and we needed to invest in Linux. Turning around a company the size of Nokia takes time and yes they will hit bumps in the road and or miss judge the market and what works and does not work. The problem is Wall Street understanding of what it takes to do a job this big, too many of these analyst never worked in the field and have no understanding and yet claim to be experts. They expected companies to be like a light switch and change over night and pump out double digits results. NSN deal had to be done and should prove out to be a good deal in the next few years for Nokia.
    Jul 22, 2013. 09:00 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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