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August 09, 2012


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Elop is a flop

Newsflash: Stephen Elop just sold Qt to another company.

RIP Nokia


Another newsflash: He just also sold another 500 patents to another patent troll:

Soon there will be nothing left to buy.


It's very interesting that FM radio is second only to Mobile. As I understand it, some cellphone wireless chips have FM on-board. Considering this fact of how widespread FM radio is, why are most phone manufacturers now so hostile to routinely adding FM radios to their phones (in the US versions, anyway)? FM enabled mobiles are getting harder to find because the FM feature doesn't always make it to the features list, or it is indeed part of the phone's hardware but it isn't activated or there is no tuner app to make use of it.
The most obvious, logical, reason for this is that FM cuts into the targeted advertising revenue of the various streaming content providers. Broadcast (FM) radio is limited to generic ads, is private, and makes any cellphone more useful/valuable even when they have no cell provider.

FM, for me, is considered a must-have for disaster emergency info when all other means fails.


Selling Qt to Digia, a Finnish mobile software company is best news for a long time for Finnish mobile industry.

Ballmer will be angry. He will say to Elop: I told you to kill Qt, not to sell it.

Elop will reply: Sorry, I always confuse selling and killing.

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Based on a crayon diagram that shows two projections meeting.


This is the part that i think tomi is wrong .... lol

Tomi said, i paraphrase, "nokia will be bought by some holding company, then will be split here and there to be sold separately".

Elop is ACTING like the holding company CEO now. no need to sell it to some holding company. Elop will slice nokia until nothing left....




Amazing how mobile is growing, but you really should say something about its privacy and security problems.

A recent article in the nytimes said that a smartphone is a tracking device that happens to make phone calls.

And what about malware?

REALLY? UNPRECEDENTED? Unprecedented, yes. An overused word often in hyperbole.

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Good article.It's very interesting that FM radio is second only to Mobile. As I understand it, some cellphone wireless chips have FM on-board.


"the market for people who have even learned to read and write is only 5.2 Billion"... So for pencils we don't actually count the number of pencils being used, just the number of humans able to use them.

"Credit cards have under 2 Billion unique users", again we count unique users, not the credit cards themselves.

There are numerous other examples like these in this text, but when we get numbers for mobiles, we don't count unique users, we count the total number of existing accounts. They happen to be more numerous than the number of users, but we will still compare them to the number of unique users of the other technologies. We can't really compare these numbers because we compare two different things. I guess the author wants a certain conclusion and that the numbers don't show his conclusions. I presume that is why this stretching of comparisons is needed.

I didn't read until the end because of this apparent lack of serious with the numbers that "show" that mobile is the biggest thing ever.

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