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February 11, 2011



This is the death of Nokia

Can we campaign against the CEO of Nokia?
Either he knows something that we don't or he just does not get the big picture

What a stupid decision

What happened to Finnish ingenuity ?


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Chris Knight

Stunned. Just stunned.
Nokia - the Palm of 2011.


There is something called confirmation bias.

It has to do with how you portray information in a light that only reflect your own preconceived opinion.

Tomi, with all due respect, I think you have a huge confirmation bias. Knowledgeable? yes, without a questions. Objective? not by a long shot, and Im talking light years...

Don McLean

Tomi, here is another piece of today just to add suprise:

Mel Pullen

As a programmer, I have to say that WP7 is a great platform and Microsoft had made a great effort to sort out application and update delivery.

WP7 offers a fantastic development environment for simple, scripted apps (something that Apple will never allow on their phones) that uses F#.

I wish the pair of them luck. I for one will be buying a WP7 phone and developing apps on it. I won't stop developing for Android and iOS. I already stopped developing for Symbian.


Trojan horse comes to mind. Will be interesting to investigate how Elop actually came in this position. That is really something I admire on Apple: their absolute brand awareness, they would never ever give up their OS and bring out products that don´t hold up with their standard. Interesting also that Elop just sees and argues this whole story from an US point of view, though Nokias strongholds are for sure not there.
They also underestimate the effect on the developer community. Imagine what a frustration it must be if you are still developing for Symbian / MeeGo, and then you hear this. It is not that they loose these people, they have made real enemies. Think of the message: they officially annonced today: our OS was shit, we failed 100%, our internal developer team failed, we simple dont have the competence, we go to Microsoft! (though their mobile story was an utterly fail so far)
Tomi, I think the strategy you laid out the other day would be the best for them, not easy to execute probably but with the potential holding the Nr. 1 position. Today they officially annonced they are not claiming Nr. 1 any more.
Today you could also see the effect if you have a CEO manager, who is not 100% identified with the brand and company. I don´t know whom Elop is loyal to, but imagine Steve Jobs giving up his baby this stupid way? Never ever.


Nokia is going to lose it's customers by truck load

I just hate ELOP, seriously..

after struggling for years Nokia came up with somewhat great phones N8, E7 and now when it was on the cusp of recovery it makes a hash of it

I loved the N93 Adverts when it was launched..

All of that is gone ??????????????????????

I can't believe the Finns doing such a thing

Remove the American..from Nokia

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To all in this thread - thank you for comments. Obviously I was hoping for opposite result. Please ignore this thread, I was utterly wrong, no point in discussing it here. I have a new blog about the partnership, will be happy to discuss it there.

Tomi Ahonen


That deleted article was such a great example of wishful thinking. I know I'm going to get the Nokia fanbois all over me for saying this, but i truly think you guys all terribly overestimated Symbian and Meego. Symbian is old, cumbersome, complex, slow, touch unfriendly, and it's going to die in the next year or two. Meego development was just not fast enough (and I suspect that even when finished it would not have been competitive with iOS5 or android 4 (those are the OSs it would be up against). I know you won't believe this, but clearly the Nokia board did and they have access to more information about these platforms than any of us.

And Tomi: your dream solution hardware truly included the phrase: 'slide out QWERTY'? That's so 2007. I remember all the dinosaurs of the mobile industry predicted iPhone would be an epic fail in 2007 because it lacked a hard QWERTY. Each year that goes by the idea that an advanced phone needs a hard QWERTY is slowly dying. In 2007 the iphone will fail because it lacks a hard QWERTY (and removable battery) meme was all over every prediction. Don't really see that now do we? Any company relying on hard QWERTY as a key differentiator is deluding themselves.


I take my hat off for you Tomi for beeing such a strong character. Not many people out here on the net or in real life have the balls to say whats really on their mind and believing in it. Pls continue delivering interesting numbers and funny tweets to us. Peace


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