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June 24, 2011

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Tomi T Ahonen

Second set of replies (am still on 24 June)

Hi Earendil, rodrigott, Eurofan, EM, eFlop and Roo

Earendil - good points and yes, I agree with you that its likely Elop believed that the existing platforms were not viable, and he then issued the burning platforms memo to set those platforms on fire. Also true, especially now as we see the first looks into MeeGo, that this could not be Nokia's agenda, all of Elop's actions speak to Microsoft's agenda, not Nokia's. Even the bizarre comments that 'even if MeeGo is a success, there will not be another MeeGo phone from Nokia? How crazy is that!..

rodrigottr - yes, the most bewildering point is how quiet the Board is in all of this. I think it speaks to a 'promise' made to Elop - when he was hired, Nokia seemed doomed, and Elop must have been given 'carte blanche' to do 'whatever it takes' and be promised that the Board would not meddle into his management for a set period of time - probably 24 months from his start ie Sept 2012 would be the earliest he'd be 'reviewed' is my guess. That would explain why the Board is so completely absent from any Nokia discussions.

But it would not be the first time that a Board appointed the wrong guy to run a company as CEO, and if Nokia has hired the wrong guy - I think all evidence now says so if shareholders, the retail channel, the customers and the partners in the ecosystem from carriers to app developers - all abandon Nokia - and do so in a period of four months - then yes, Elop is the wrong CEO for Nokia. And the longer Nokia's Board waits, the more it will hurt. This strategy is now utterly untenable and he has to go...

Eurofan - thanks! I really appreciate that. And yes, I will keep on blogging here on items that are of interest to me, and the Nokia saga will definitely be part of it. I honestly believed, that the Nokia story would be a Harvard MBA case study of excellence, how one company managed to go from winning on the previous paradigm (dumbphones) - and see the new world (smartphones) and manage the transition into the new world, winning in it too. The Symbian/MeeGo/Ovi/Qt strategy had all the signs of doing that - even as Android passed Symbian in total reach, Nokia was still twice as big as the second biggest smartphone manufacturer, and in the MeeGo partnership Nokia had many strong players so over time MeeGo could easily have become the biggest challenger to Android (more open, both Linux based, etc - especially as Android's strongest supporter, Samsung would migrate its smartphones increasingly to bada).

Thats all gone. Now instead, Elop will go down in history as the man who destroyed a 60 Billion dollar company in a matter of months haha.. A totally different type of Harvard MBA case study in incompetence and stupidity.

But on the market being able to decide on the N9.. yes, that would be the right thing to do, except that Nokia has 'kindly' killed that too. All of those markets that get the new Microsoft WP7 phones by Nokia are not going to see the N9 !!!! Yes, Nokia knows how strong the N9 with MeeGo is, and they do not want to 'pollute' the market with MeeGo. Does Microsoft fear MeeGo haha.. that is what it looks like. And considering that there is a seller boycott in Europe, refusing to sell Symbian, and Nokia's 'back yard' strong markets of Britain, Italy, Spain, France, Germany and the Netherlands - Europe's six biggest markets for smartphones, these six sell almost as many smartphones as the USA - and Nokia will not release the N9 there for fear they would like MeeGo. Ouch.

The point you make is very valid. It would be great to let the market decide. But Elop is doing all he can to torpedo MeeGo, at ever stage. Including that it will not be sold in most of Nokia's big smartphone markets, including all where the Windows WP7 phones are launched. That's how you stack the deck against your own products haha.. Who is Elop working for? Nokia or Microsoft?

EM - good points. First, do you have any public references to the point you make that MeeGo UI was written in 9 months and under Elop? I know MeeGo the OS itself has been long time in development from Nokia's previous Linux based smartphone OS Maemo and Intel's Linux based OS Moblin, so even if the 'User Interface' ie the most visible but 'decorative' part of an operating system was perhaps redesigned now, most of the really hard work of millions of lines of code have been developed over several years in the past.

On Nokia access to Bing. This is again another part that is angering the carriers. Microsoft wants to put advertising on phones bypassing the carriers. The carriers want to do their own advertising. Nokia had its own advertising initiatives it had built over many years, patiently, to work WITH the carriers. Now Microsoft arrogantly comes in and demands to do it 'their way'... I don't see much benefit to Nokia from Bing, especially if many carriers demand Bing is stripped before the Nokia-Microsoft phones are sold haha... Lets see how this plays, but once you are on the bad side of the carriers, the worst thing you can do is to anger them more. Microsoft (after buying Skype) needs to appease the carriers in every way they can, and so does Nokia. Bing is not part of the answer, it is more of the poison.

Then you say Nokia would gain access to 'Microsoft's ecosystem' - sorry. This is giving up the best ecosystem on the planet - Nokia has over 400,000 developers specializing in mobile - to the weakest ecosystem which is now only growing in the summer of 2011 because of Nokia. The Microsoft WP7 OS was dead-last, well behind bada even, and yes, had less committed hardware partners than Symbian had left - and MeeGo had already signed. Nokia abandons the best ecosystem, it has spent a decade in building and nurturing, and instead Nokia inherits the weakest (mobile) ecosystem, that is now polluted by all the disgruntled Microsoft PC based Windows ecosystem players who are pushing all sorts of stupid PC metaphor concepts to mobile. At least with Symbian, MeeGo, Ovi and Qt, Nokia ecosystem was from the start built to recognize mobile is the newest medium, that mobile is different from the PC. Now with Microsoft Windows they are regressing. If that Windows compatibility was the golden bullet, Microsoft's Windows Mobile phones would have been the biggest OS years ago, rather than dying today.

rodrigottr - good points about MeeGo and Elop and internal divisions in Nokia. There is clearly still a remnant of those who believe in open source, but Elop is very openly and in a hostile way, illustrating that he will not accept the internal revolt trying to push MeeGo. That Elop would childishly reveal the first WP7 phone a day later after the N9 was generating all that media attention and good will to Nokia, shows us how much Elop hates MeeGo.

eFlop - yes, thanks for the link. So it was that blog by Konttori. As we can read, it was not written from scratch, it was 'rebuilt almost from scratch' so first, its easier to redesign something that already exists than to create from utterly nothing, and secondly even Konttori admits it wasn't everything, and only 'almost' from scratch. Nine months from June 21 was late September, ie exactly when Elop had taken charge of Nokia.

Now the really REALLY nasty part. So, Elop comes in, reviews MeeGo in September 2010, and concludes its not competitive. Fine. He's a software guy, comes from Microsoft, he's the new boss, he takes charge. Fine. He then says, you've got 9 months, fix this. Now that he sees the product in June - and all analysts are all gaga over it, Elop then says, I won't make another phone on it EVEN IF ITS A SALES SUCCESS. What a lame boss. Who is Elop working for? If he worked for Nokia, and challenged his internal OS people to come up with a winner - and they did - he'd celebrate them. But if Elop works for Microsoft, then he'd go torpedoing every conceivable attempt by Nokia to create a winner - and when against the odds they deliver - he still kills the project.

Roo - totally true, thanks. Yes, Elop had the choice (and clearly very competent staff and powerful ecosystem and great tools) to build patiently the winner for Nokia, using Nokia's stated path and ecosystem. He'd now have 3 MeeGo phones to sell, with more coming before the end of the year, with a re-energized 400,000 strong developer community and the world's second bestselling app store in Ovi, all ready to fight for the next stage, with Intel, against Android. But no, thats the slow steady way of hard toil and not the glamorous way to be in the press in events gotether with Steve Ballmer. He chose the glamorous way, the egotistical way.

Thank you all for commenets, keep them coming

Tomi Ahonen :-)

kevin

Staska is correct. Nokia's death spiral was in full effect before Feb.11th and even Tomi could see that. The spiral had begun at least 18 months earlier under previous management, and Nokia's Board already saw that prior to hiring Elop.

Elop has nothing to lose, and everything to gain. He most certainly will NOT "go down in history as the man who destroyed a 60 Billion dollar company in a matter of months". Either, he will be praised as the one who engineered one of the greatest turnarounds in history if Nokia succeeds, or he will be given props for having tried under desperate odds, with the assumption that no paths would've led to success.

It seems to me it is time to move on. It is obvious Elop will not be fired by the Board over Feb.11th or his handling of WP7/MeeGo. The constant complaining and clinging to past failed attempts (MeeGo) only makes it harder for Nokia to turn around..

@rodrigottr

@Staska

You also didn't answered any of my points.

I told you that I'm saving MY MONEY with skype. That is a fact. Your thesis about Skype not being offensive to carriers business is based on speculations. You don't really know it, and so do I. But If I am saving money I guess thats also possible for anyone. So Skype is true risk for carriers.

I asked you why would carriers boycott symbian (just because it will be discontinued or is old) if they never boycotted android phones who didn't had updates, like the shitty Motorola Quench who is still selling. (symbian as we all know will have more updates then the quench that still sells)

And now I ask you how in any possible way WP is going to be more carrier friendly then Android is now. Or even more carrier friendly then Symbian is now?

I guess that explains why carriers are boycotting Nokia. Nokia betrayed their loyalty and relationship of years and years. Nokia did the same with Intel. Or you would disagree that what they did to Intel wasn't a betrayal to Intel??

@rodrigottr

@staska @tomi


"So, in your opinion, if carriers are not boycotting Android and iOS over Skype integration, if they are not boycotting Android because of Google Voice, what reason would they have to boycott Windows Phone just because Microsoft now owns Skype?"

Why?? Easy! Because they can! Apple and Google are already too strong for carriers to fight. That would only be possible if, for exemple, all of them boycotted the iPhone TOGHETER. But that would not happen because Apple was already one step ahead of it having a carrier as his partner. AT&T had the exclusivity over iPhone for a lot of time. So there would not happen a boycott. AND if AT&T have exclusivity over the iPhone, and the iPhone is selling like whater everywere, other carriers MUST have an option to fight AT&T back. Android was, and still is, the only option. So, they had to accept Skype or be behind so they acepted.

But WP7 is a fiasco on sales, less carrier friendly then Android, and now that M$ owns Skype, we can easily imagine M$ is going to provide stronger skype integration with the device. So, this echosystem is clearly not interesting for the carriers to support since brings no new marginal advantage for them.

There is also, an strategic problem: when skype wasn't from M$ skype was a Third part app and competidor. Which means Skype profits gone for Skype. Now that skype is part of M$, and the profits of using the service are going to M$, M$ becomes one competidor of the carriers. Skype is no more neutral from the point of view of the mobile maker. Now, Skype is the child of the mobile maker and because of it, the mobile maker becomes enemy of the carrier. Why would a carrier sell its enemy's product? In the case of Google voice, that doesn't happen because Android is an evil necessary to face iPhone and AT&T. But carriers don't want another like this. Is that clear?

There is another distortion on all you reasoning: you seem to think mobile carriers obey some sort of ethics or moral code. When they do not! They don't need to accept skype on M$ just because they already do it with android.

In fact. Nobody obeys ethics on this game. And I don't even believe carriers should be the only ones to obey ethics because they are in a very weak position. Each year they are being pushed to invest more and more to make possible a heavy and expensive structure for data connections that their users demand to be 24x7 online on youtube, facebook, skype, google, iTunes, iCloud, using less SMS and voice calls, and generating profits for whom?? For the online services companies like google, facebook, apple who never share with them nothing.

Why? Because there are only 2 or 3 online services companies and hundreds of carriers in the world. There is much less competition on online services then there are carriers. And carriers are strongly regulated by governamental institutions. Who's regulating Google, Apple or Facebook?

Doesn't that explains why many carriers in the world are stopping to offer unlimited data plans?? Aren't the carriers the champions of complaints on justice in your country? It has been hard to be a carrier these times.Low profits, high investiments, hight competition, and all the complaints for not delivering a service that interests more to online services companies than for you.

So, if you where a carrier, you would probably support Android and it's native Skype app as an evil necessary to face iPhone. But you would not give support to one more platform that brings nothing good to you on a hard moment. And you DEFFINETLY WOULD BOYCOTT A COMPANY THAT HAS PROMISSED TO BRING A COMPETITIVE OPEN SOURCE CARRIER FRIENDLY PLATFORM AND IN THE END BETRAYS YOU AND BECOMES YOUR COMPETIDOR! In fact, does it make sense to call as boycott if you don't buy products from your competidor?

So, we will see the results of this when the results for the Q2 come.

But I believe there is no chance of WP being successfull with this strategy. It is unninteresting to the most important stakeholders involved except Microsoft. That completely explains why Nokia's stoks felt 50% on 4 months.

@rodrigottr

@staska

I have to say it, staska. You are really good on doing the same thing you just accused Tomi of doing. You are changing some irrelevant parts of my reasoning trying to make them in your favor.

"* You assume that carriers are pretty satisfied with current status quo of market duopoly between Android and iOS, don't really need or want strong third player and are ready to strangle the strongest potential alternative on a whim ( some remote possibility that MSFT might do something they don't like with Skype in some distant future). Because whether you like it or not - NOkia/MSFT combination right now is the strongest and most credible potential alternative to a total Android/iOS dominace. Who else has even a chance to stand up to Apple/Google? HP/WebOS? Samsung Bada? RIM?"


No, I'm not assuming they are satisfied with a duopoly. I dont even assume that the duopoly is a problem for them. Their problem is that iPhone is carrier unfriendly but they can't fight against iPhone because they would lose users. So they fight iPhone with android, which is more carrier friendly. They don't care if it is a duopoly or not. They care that is a duopoly of unfriendly devices and another carrier unfriendly OS makes no difference. Specially if is being proposed by the same player who JUST BROKE A PROMISE AND BETRAYED their interests.

"* Skype profits? What profits are you talking about? Skype has been a money losing company for most of it's history and it wasn't promising to become profitable for next several years."


What??!! you are twisting things. It makes no difference if skype ever had profits. If you change the word "profits" for revenues it stays the same thing. The point is that YOU and ME are SAVING MONEY WITH SKYPE. Money that could be going for them!! If skype never had profit before, and still made such damage to them, then skype is even more terrible now. Assuming that M$ will integrate skype to other M$ services like MSN or even FACEBOOK!! A community of 750 millions user who most of them never had an Skype account is going to have skype services SOON! That is panicking for them! you must agree with that!


"* Yes, we can easily imagine tighter integration with device for Skype on Microsoft phones, but that's all we can do. Imagine. For now - there won't be any tighter Skype integration in WP Mango. All we'll get is a standalone Skype app that was promised way before acquisition."


You are thinking small. What about making it itegrated with Windows and then integrated with FACEBOOK?? Windows Phones could do that better then any other. So now WPs are almost a nightmare.


* You assume that carriers care a lot about open source, where pining for a new opensource OS and now are furious with Nokia because they are not getting Meego (or is it Symbian, that was technically open source too?). I have never seen carriers worried about open source at all, never seen any hints of carriers waiting eagerly for Meego or even new Symbian. And I don't see where carrier hate comes into equation with current Nokia troubles.

I'm not assuming carriers are a lot about open source. I'm assuming the obvious. That they like carrier friendly OSs. And that a open source OS could be more carrier friendly, since iOS is untouchable for them, and they can't demmand more from Android because Android is the only alternative against iOS.

You asked for evidences that they are really boycotting WP and Nokia. What about Tomi just said?? Windows Mobile outselling Windows Phone from 9 to 1?? HTC changing WP production to Android? Nokia cutting 15% on their prices?? Its me who will ask you evidences that THERE IS NO BOYCOTT of WP or Nokia.

I'm finding our discussion pretty interesting. Would you mind to move it to tomi's newest post to share it with more people?

@rodrigottr

@Tomi

My opinion on why WP and Nokia BOYCOTT is almost UNNEVITABLE

"Why the hell would carriers boycott windows phones if iOS and Android also have Skype?"

1 - Because they can! Apple and Google are already too strong for carriers to fight. Boycotting the carrier unfriendly iPhone would be impossible in the US since Apple was one step ahead and had a partnership with AT&T. Carriers on other countries also wouldn't boycott iPhone because iPhone sells like whater and that would means losing users. So, carriers MUST have an option to fight AT&T and iPhone back. Android was, and still is, the only option. So, they had to accept Skype to don't be behind. And they accepted.

2 - But WP7 is a fiasco on sales, less carrier friendly then Android, and now that M$ owns Skype, we can easily imagine M$ is going to provide stronger skype integration with the device. So, this echosystem is clearly not interesting for the carriers to support since brings no new marginal advantage for them. Also, they have to worry with another nightmare: integration of skype with WINDOWS and FACEBOOK a! Suddenly more then 750 million more accounts on skype and all that fully integrated with Windows phone!! So, windows phone is a Nighmare, and if it can be destroyed, let's do it.

3 - Strategic paradox: when skype wasn't from M$ skype was a Third part app and competidor. Which means Skype incomes gone for Skype. Now that skype is part of M$, and the profits of using the service are going to M$, M$ becomes one more competidor to the carriers. Skype is no more neutral from the point of view of the mobile maker. Now, Skype is the child of the mobile maker and because of it, the mobile maker becomes enemy of the carrier. Why would a carrier sell its enemy's product? In the case of Google voice (who is not really comparable to skype in popularity), that is tolerable since Android is an evil necessary to face iPhone and AT&T. But carriers don't want another OS like this.

4 - Carriers are against the wall in the industry: Each year they are being pushed to invest more and more to make possible a heavy and expensive structure for data connections that their users demand to be 24x7 online on youtube, facebook, skype, google, iTunes, iCloud, using less SMS and voice calls, and generating profits for whom?? For the online services providers like google, facebook, apple who are tottaly unfriendly to them.

Why? Because there are only 2 or 3 online services companies and hundreds of carriers in the world. There is much less competition on online services then there are carriers. And carriers are strongly regulated by governamental institutions. Who's regulating Google, Apple or Facebook?

Doesn't that explains why many carriers in the world are stopping to offer unlimited data plans?? Aren't the carriers the champions of complaints on justice in your country? It has been hard to be a carrier these times.Low profits, high investiments, hight competition, and all the complaints for not delivering a service that interests more to online services companies than for you.

5 - If you where a carrier CEO: So, if you where a carrier CEO, you would probably support Android and it's native Skype app as an evil necessary to face iPhone. But you would not give support to one more platform that brings nothing good to you on a hard moment. And you DEFFINETLY WOULD BOYCOTT A COMPANY THAT HAS PROMISSED TO BRING A COMPETITIVE OPEN SOURCE CARRIER FRIENDLY PLATFORM AND IN THE END BETRAYS YOU AND BECOMES YOUR COMPETIDOR! In fact, does it make sense to call as boycott if you don't support products from your competidor?

So, we will see the results of this SCHYZOFRENIC STRATEGy when the results for the Q2 come.

But I believe there is no chance of WP being successfull with this strategy. It is unninteresting to the most important stakeholders involved except Microsoft. That completely explains why Nokia's stocks felt 50% on 4 months and why they are cutting 15% on prices. THERE IS A BOYCOTT ON NOKIA GOING ON, justified by Nokia AND M$ behavior on:

- UNFRIENDLYSHIP OF WP OS compared to Android

- BETRAYING CARRIERS, promissing an open source carrier friendly OS AND BECOMING AN COMPETIDOR and abandoning the carrier friendly Symbian.


- the nightmare of M$ integration of Skype to wordwide massive products and services like Windows, MSN messenger and Facebook and making all that fully integrated to the Windows Phone

Earendil Star

@ Mikko Martikainen

Hi Mikko, thanks for your comments.

In principle I would agree with what you say, and I do have corporate experience, so I know what you are talking about.
However, I still think you are ignoring some (crucial) aspects of the TH Elop saga that are... puzzling (slight understatement here)!
It is these aspects that ultimately support my thesis against yours.

My problem is not that Elop chose WP... but the way he did it: saying everyting else from Nokia was bs, alienating developers, abandoning possibly promising products before they were even launched, choosing only one option instead of diversifying his bets, gifting the most promising bits of Nokia's ecosystem to MS... etc. etc.. In other words, Nokia started self inflicting pain to itself with no logical reason or perceivable gain for doing that.

The practical result is that Nokia's predicament after TH Elop moves... actually started becoming worse, instead of improving! In other words, things were bad, ok, but with TH Elop they actually started becoming worse!

Again, I could have agreed with your reasoning if Elop had chosen WP, but executed in a way that would have created more value for Nokia (eg partner with MS NOT giving away Nokia's own competitive advantage, diversifying, maintaining some indipendence by retaining full control and support for its legacy products, etc.). Unfortunately this has not been the case.

Finally one possible inconsistency in your reasoning. It is true that a big company is difficult to steer. But why then should Nokia be successful in adopting WP, which by itself is a much greater challenge (in need for steering) than anything else? Shouldn't this strategy also be doomed if you believe Nokia is in such a poor condition that it is in no position to react / slow to change course?

My personal belief, instead, is that Nokia was certainly facing a difficult moment, but possessed overall good strategy and resources (hey, let's not forget that they were n.1 worldwide...), and most importantly could have been able to react (check the N9 launch). It only needed improved steering to get things better.

But then Stephen came, and started the massacre...

Tomi T Ahonen

(more replies, am still on June 24)

Hi rodrigottr, NS, eFlop, E, fucykou,

rodrigottr (on fragmentation) - good point. There will inevitably be ever more fragmentation in the short-to-mid term as we have more of the major OS platforms running full steam, as smartphones become the majority (and some say eventually all) handsets and the technical abilities of smartphones get ever more advanced - like now we have already 3 smartphone makers doing 3D displays and stereoscopic 3D cameras (Sharp, LG and HTC). So Nokia? They had a lot of gragmentation in the Symbian world prior to Nokia taking over Symbian. Then it was reduced (especially after Nokia abandoned S80 for the Communicators and the last Communciator E90 was on S60). Now Windows Phone will be a new OS as is bada, MeeGo and the one just announced by Baidu in China. We see the dimishing but not ending of Linux Mobile (LiMo). We see the eventual end of Windows Mobile. Symbian will continue at least until 2016 and as the world's widest-reaching smartphone OS by installed base, Symbian will tower over Android for years to come still simply because of its enormous installed base. Maemo is technically dead but could easily be returned to the market if Nokia wanted. And like you said rodrigottr, MeeGo will have 4 handset makers plus over two dozen other tech brands supporting it, so MeeGo is going to be around for sure as one of the platforms to consider.

NS - thanks! I loved it (Brian S Hall) the lyrics to Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, brilliant, brilliant. Loved it! Absolutely all readers, if you liked my Imagine, please go read Brian's Bohemian Rhapsody reworded to Nokia. Its fantastic.

eFlop - thank you for very detailed response about Intel vs Nokia work on MeeGo. Very enlightening. I didn't know half of that. Thanks!

E - very good observation! That makes a LOT of sense. Yes, a US boss would very easily lapse into hyperbole in rallying troops. The world is on fire, the sky is falling, we have a total disaster here on our hands. But Nokia was steady-as-you-go, every item meticulously fact-checked, no hype, just the facts, ma'm. And when the new CEO makes these outrageous statements, they are taken on face value (where so many were huge exaggerations of the reality or in some cases totally false statements). Very good point. An American boss (and perhaps, if I may, more a mid-manager than CEO actually) would be ok to say that, but not a Finnish CEO.. Very good. Makes sense. And it makes sense that Elop is seen to be backpeddaling so hard now, and is taking hostile fire from the press everywhere and is seeing his words thrown at him, and is feeling he is under siege. That makes sense!

I still think any CEO would have been a fool to issue the burning platforms memo, whatever the motive haha, but seriously, you make a lot of sense. We can see that is a very likely reason why and also why he is so bewildered why this whole fuss.

And you are right, why did the Board not react to the Memo. I am pretty sure that Elop did not bother to 'screen' the memo with the Board. That would not seem to me like typical CEO behavior but he may have screened it with Ollila and if so, I wish we could see the original, if this is the 'watered down' version haha. And we also know Elop did not circulate a draft of this with any legacy Nokia management, this was his pet project, kept close to the chest until he released the memo. I would say, the release of the memo caused instant total collapse of any credibility he had as CEO and he lost his legitimacy to lead the company with it. Nobody trusts him now and there is a mass exodus of Nokia talent right now. The smart ones are abandoning the ship as fast as they can go...

fucykyou - I am not sure if I understand your comment (..and at the end of the days..) Sorry. If you can repost the full thought, it seems to be missing something, maybe you edited part of the comment that doesnt show. Sorry.

eFlop - good comments about Flash and N950 thanks.

Poifan - good points BUT - this is Nokia's first version on MeeGo. It seems to be - I have not tried it myself, I can only go by the reviews of those whose job it is to know - very good as a first step. Note the strong difference of opinion with how Symbian S^3 was received, how Microsoft Windows Phone was received, how bada was received and how the latest RIM Blackberry touch screen OS was received. This is the starting point and Nokia would have a very good trajectory from here. or so it seems.. haha..

Thank you all (I am now ready to go to June 25..). Keep the comments coming

Tomi Ahonen :-)

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Tomi Ahonen Almanac 2009

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    A comprehensive statistical review of the total mobile industry, in 171 pages, has 70 tables and charts, and fits on your smartphone to carry in your pocket every day.

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