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  • 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
  • For Nokia, Stephen Elop Is A Flop  [View article]
    If I was running Nokia I would still do more cuts, but I would do it at the dead wood that still is hanging around and call themselves managers or directors. Many are former IBM / Lotus managers who never produced anything good then and now!
    Jul 22, 2013. 08:13 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • For Nokia, Stephen Elop Is A Flop  [View article]
    I would to hear what Kofi thinks of Blackberry ! here is another High Tech, that stumbled in 2008 - 2011 and is losing corp customers ( their bread & butter ) and yet Wall Street kept their stock high.

    Now here is a company that should have gone to Android.
    Jul 22, 2013. 08:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • For Nokia, Stephen Elop Is A Flop  [View article]
    I would like to go back to Sept 2010 when I was working at Nokia. Stephen came in and the first thing he did is send us all and email asking for our comments of what we saw wrong with Nokia, and 2,000 of us responded to him. Symbian was already in decline, yet under the former CEO OPK who painted everything as fine. His Symbian team convinced him and his team that they were the way to go while Linux Meamo OS team took a back seat. If that guy and his team had look at iOS & Android and not discounted them in 2008, then Nokia would have pushed Linux OS out a long time ago! Stephen took a sinking ship and pugged the leaks as he had to make decisions has how to save it. Did he make all the right decisions ? time will tell. Also look at Nokia in 2010 when no one wanted the CEO job of a sinking ship! We judge too many of our CEO's these days by stock price and not the underlining business and how they fix it and make it grow through innovation which can take more time then investors are willing to wait for. Alan G. McNally at Ford is one of those CEO's that a book will be written about how he took hold of a sinking ship and turned it around.
    Jul 22, 2013. 07:01 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • For Nokia, Stephen Elop Is A Flop  [View article]
    So true that companies are judged by stock price and not by growth and or financial improvements. Rebuilding and or fixing a problem company takes time and so turning around a product takes time. I am sure people said the same about Ford.
    Jul 22, 2013. 06:47 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Is Neither HERE Nor There  [View article]
    This would all be nice but what I found from working at Nokia and suggesting many cool things they should do is nothing zero or the person on the other end being clueless. Back in 2008 I suggested we partner with Nurance next door and come up with a voice to text feature in Nokia / OVI maps on all high end Nokia phones, just like what Siri on iPhone. The PM said we would have to develop it in 147 different languages and would be to hard to implement. He was clueless, I said do it in ENGLISH first then the other 4 or 5 major languages. It feel on death ears.
    Nokia's biggest problem is Stephen needs to clear house some more and get ride of more dead wood and people who have no clue about the mobility field!
    Jul 19, 2013. 08:14 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Is Neither HERE Nor There  [View article]
    You forgot to add that Yahoo Maps id powered by Nokia Maps.

    OPK made a lot of bad decisions back in 2008 timeframe, the Symbian guys convinced him and his staff that Symbian was the best OS an all others where just a fad and would not last.

    What would be a good article is how much Nokia has spent since OPK took over in 2006 until now timeframe
    Jul 17, 2013. 02:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Gets An Opening As BlackBerry Stumbles: Can Pureview Provide The Momentum?  [View article]
    As much as I want Nokia to succeed the Lumia phone are to fat for the average hands, so if they made it just a little thinner and shorter then I think people would like it better. This info comes from internal & external Nokia people. So Stephen get your designer team to do some research on the size of peoples hands and don't worry about having the biggest screen size. It is still a cell phone and you need to be able to pull it out of your pocket and or pick it up without dropping it or having it pop out of your hands as you are trying to call or answer a call.
    Jul 15, 2013. 05:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Nokia Should Not Go Towards The Dark 'Android' Side  [View article]
    As I said earlier, If Nokia could run a Linux OS ( Android Jolla, or MeeGo) on top of the existing Lumia based hardware then they could have a game changer ( just rename the models). PC makers have been doing it for years! Nokia's problems in the past where they kept changing their minds every 6 months as to what their next direction was and so good products never got a chance to succeed.

    Maybe it is time for the likes of Nokia Mobile and Blackberry to join forces and product devices and port BB10 to run on Nokia devices. This might be a good option for MS to buy out both and combine their efforts into one truly third option where a, BB10 device, or Nokia device could run either BB10 OS and or WP8!
    Jul 5, 2013. 08:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Nokia Should Not Go Towards The Dark 'Android' Side  [View article]
    Well I think having an Android option on the same hardware is the way to go for Nokia 9XX Lumia devices would save in long term cost, besides the mobile devices turn over is 15 months to 2 years and so developing new hardware for two OS's would be costly. I also think a dual boot OS may be or should be an option.
    Jul 4, 2013. 07:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Nokia Should Not Go Towards The Dark 'Android' Side  [View article]
    I have a simple question for hardware / OS guru guys, how much effort would it be to take the Lumia Windows based smartphones and port Android OS on them?
    Jul 3, 2013. 09:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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