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PostPosted: Friday, 11.Feb.2011 09:43    Post subject: Nokia and Microsoft strategic partnership   Reply with quote   

Nokia has announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft, see press release. Excerpt:
    Nokia and Microsoft announce plans for a broad strategic partnership to build a new global ecosystem
    Companies plan to combine assets and develop innovative mobile products on an unprecedented scale

    London, Feb. 11, 2011 - Nokia and Microsoft today announced plans to form a broad strategic partnership that would use their complementary strengths and expertise to create a new global mobile ecosystem.

    Nokia and Microsoft intend to jointly create market-leading mobile products and services designed to offer consumers, operators and developers unrivalled choice and opportunity. As each company would focus on its core competencies, the partnership would create the opportunity for rapid time to market execution. Additionally, Nokia and Microsoft plan to work together to integrate key assets and create completely new service offerings, while extending established products and services to new markets.

    Under the proposed partnership:

    • Nokia would adopt Windows Phone as its principal smartphone strategy, innovating on top of the platform in areas such as imaging, where Nokia is a market leader.

    • Nokia would help drive the future of Windows Phone. Nokia would contribute its expertise on hardware design, language support, and help bring Windows Phone to a larger range of price points, market segments and geographies.

    • Nokia and Microsoft would closely collaborate on joint marketing initiatives and a shared development roadmap to align on the future evolution of mobile products.

    • Bing would power Nokia's search services across Nokia devices and services, giving customers access to Bing's next generation search capabilities. Microsoft adCenter would provide search advertising services on Nokia's line of devices and services.

    • Nokia Maps would be a core part of Microsoft's mapping services. For example, Maps would be integrated with Microsoft's Bing search engine and adCenter advertising platform to form a unique local search and advertising experience

    • Nokia's extensive operator billing agreements would make it easier for consumers to purchase Nokia Windows Phone services in countries where credit-card use is low.

    • Microsoft development tools would be used to create applications to run on Nokia Windows Phones, allowing developers to easily leverage the ecosystem's global reach.

    • Nokia's content and application store would be integrated with Microsoft Marketplace for a more compelling consumer experience.

    "Today, developers, operators and consumers want compelling mobile products, which include not only the device, but the software, services, applications and customer support that make a great experience," Stephen Elop, Nokia President and CEO, said at a joint news conference in London. "Nokia and Microsoft will combine our strengths to deliver an ecosystem with unrivalled global reach and scale. It's now a three-horse race."

    "I am excited about this partnership with Nokia," said Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft CEO. "Ecosystems thrive when fueled by speed, innovation and scale. The partnership announced today provides incredible scale, vast expertise in hardware and software innovation and a proven ability to execute."
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Nokia has announced new leadership and operational structure, see press release. Excerpt:
    Nokia outlines new strategy, introduces new leadership, operational structure
    London, UK - Nokia today outlined its new strategic direction, including changes in leadership and operational structure to accelerate the company's speed of execution in a dynamic competitive environment.

    Major elements of the new strategy include:

    • Plans for a broad strategic partnership with Microsoft to build a new global mobile ecosystem; Windows Phone would serve as Nokia's primary smartphone platform.
    • A renewed approach to capture volume and value growth to connect "the next billion" to the Internet in developing growth markets
    • Focused investments in next-generation disruptive technologies
    • A new leadership team and organizational structure with a clear focus on speed, results and accountability

    "Nokia is at a critical juncture, where significant change is necessary and inevitable in our journey forward," said Stephen Elop, Nokia President and CEO. "Today, we are accelerating that change through a new path, aimed at regaining our smartphone leadership, reinforcing our mobile device platform and realizing our investments in the future."

    Nokia plans to form a strategic partnership with Microsoft to build a global mobile ecosystem based on highly complementary assets. The Nokia-Microsoft ecosystem targets to deliver differentiated and innovative products and have unrivalled scale, product breadth, geographical reach, and brand identity. With Windows Phone as its primary smartphone platform, Nokia would help drive the future of the platform by leveraging its expertise on hardware optimization, software customization, language support and scale. Nokia and Microsoft would also combine services assets to drive innovation. Nokia Maps, for example, would be at the heart of key Microsoft assets like Bing and AdCenter, and Nokia's application and content store would be integrated into Microsoft Marketplace. Under the proposed partnership, Microsoft would provide developer tools, making it easier for application developers to leverage Nokia's global scale.

    With Nokia's planned move to Windows Phone as its primary smartphone platform, Symbian becomes a franchise platform, leveraging previous investments to harvest additional value. This strategy recognizes the opportunity to retain and transition the installed base of 200 million Symbian owners. Nokia expects to sell approximately 150 million more Symbian devices in the years to come.

    Under the new strategy, MeeGo becomes an open-source, mobile operating system project. MeeGo will place increased emphasis on longer-term market exploration of next-generation devices, platforms and user experiences. Nokia still plans to ship a MeeGo-related product later this year.

    In feature phones, Nokia unveiled a renewed strategy to leverage its innovation and strength in growth markets to connect the next billion people to their first Internet and application experience.

    New leadership team, operational structure
    This new strategy is supported by significant changes in Nokia's leadership, operational structure and approach. Effective today, Nokia has a new leadership team with the commitment, competencies and innovative thinking needed in today's dynamic environment.

    The Nokia Leadership Team, previously the Group Executive Board, will consist of the following members: Stephen Elop, Esko Aho, Juha Akras, Jerri DeVard, Colin Giles, Rich Green, Jo Harlow, Timo Ihamuotila, Mary McDowell, Kai Oistamo, Tero Ojanpera, Louise Pentland and Niklas Savander.

    Alberto Torres has stepped down from the management team, effective February 10 to pursue other interests outside the company.

    The renewed governance will expedite decision-making and improve time-to-market of products and innovations, placing a heavy focus on results, speed and accountability. The new strategy and operational structure are expected to have significant impact to Nokia operations and personnel.

    New company structure
    As of April 1, Nokia will have a new company structure, which features two distinct business units: Smart Devices and Mobile Phones. They will focus on Nokia's key business areas: high-end smartphones and mass-market mobile phones. Each unit will have profit-and-loss responsibility and end-to-end accountability for the full consumer experience, including product development, product management and product marketing.

    Smart Devices will be responsible for building Nokia's leadership in smartphones and will be led by Jo Harlow. The following sub-units now in Mobile Solutions will move under Smart Devices:

    • Symbian Smartphones
    • MeeGo Computers
    • Strategic Business Operations

    To support the planned new partnership with Microsoft, Smart Devices will be responsible for creating a winning Windows Phone portfolio.

    Mobile Phones will drive Nokia's "web for the next billion" strategy. Mobile Phones will leverage its innovation and strength in growth markets to connect the next billion people and bring them affordable access to the Internet and applications. The Mobile Phones unit will be led by Mary McDowell.

    Markets will be responsible for selling products, executing compelling marketing and communications, creating a competitive local ecosystem, sourcing, customer care, manufacturing, IT and logistics across all Nokia products. It will be headed by Niklas Savander.

    Services and Developer Experience will be responsible for Nokia's global services portfolio, developer offering, developer relations and integration of partner service offerings. Tero Ojanpera will lead the Services and Developer Experience unit in an acting capacity.

    NAVTEQ, an integral part of Nokia's location and advertising business, will be headed by Larry Kaplan, and continue as a separate reporting entity.

    The CTO Office will be responsible for Nokia's technology strategy and forward-looking technology activities, including Nokia Research Center. It will be headed by Rich Green.

    Design, responsible for Nokia product and user experience design, will be led by Marko Ahtisaari.

    The CFO Office, responsible for all financial activity, will be headed by Timo Ihamuotila.

    Corporate Development, responsible for driving implementation of Nokia's ecosystem strategy and strategic partnerships, will be headed by Kai Oistamo.

    Corporate Relations & Responsibility, responsible for Nokia's government and public affairs, sustainable development and social responsibility, will be led by Esko Aho.

    Human Resources will be led by Juha Akras.

    Legal and Intellectual Property will be led by Louise Pentland.

    Nokia Siemens Networks continues in the Nokia Group as a separate reporting entity.
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PostPosted: Friday, 11.Feb.2011 10:01    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

Nokia has announced financial targets and forecasts for the new strategy, see press release. Excerpt:
    Nokia provides financial targets and forecasts linked to new strategy
    London, UK - Nokia today outlined a new strategic direction, including changes in leadership and operational structure to accelerate the company's speed of execution in a dynamic competitive environment. In connection with this new strategic direction, Nokia has set new financial targets and forecasts for Nokia and the mobile device industry and for Nokia Siemens Networks and the mobile and fixed infrastructure and related services market.

    Targets and forecasts for Nokia and the mobile device industry
    Nokia expects attractive mobile device industry revenue growth in 2011 and over the longer-term, driven by the further adoption of smartphones by consumers globally and the further adoption of mobile devices and services, particularly in emerging markets. Over the longer-term, Nokia expects mobile device industry gross margins to come under pressure due to competitive factors.

    Due to the initiation of Nokia's strategic transformation on February 11, 2011, the full-year prospects for its Devices & Services business are subject to significant uncertainties, and therefore Nokia believes it is not appropriate to provide annual targets for 2011 at the present time. However, Nokia expects to continue to provide short-term quarterly forecasts to indicate its progress in the company's interim reports as well as annual targets when circumstances allow it to do so.

    Nokia expects 2011 and 2012 to be transition years, as the company invests to build the planned winning ecosystem with Microsoft. After the transition, Nokia targets longer-term:

    • Devices & Services net sales to grow faster than the market.
    • Devices & Services non-IFRS* operating margin to be 10% or more.

    Targets and forecasts for Nokia Siemens Networks and the mobile and fixed infrastructure and related services market
    Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks expect overall industry revenue to grow slightly in 2011, compared to 2010. While growth is expected in certain areas, such as mobile broadband and services, this is expected to be offset to some extent by declines in certain areas and a continued challenging competitive environment.

    Due to Nokia Siemens Networks' solid position in industry growth areas, Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks target:

    • Nokia Siemens Networks net sales to grow faster than the market in 2011.
    • Nokia Siemens Networks non-IFRS* operating margin to be above breakeven in 2011.

    Additionally, Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks continue to target Nokia Siemens Networks to reduce its non-IFRS* annualized operating expenses and production overheads by EUR 500 million by the end of 2011, compared to the end of 2009.
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PostPosted: Friday, 11.Feb.2011 10:09    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

Open letter from Stephen Elop and Steve Ballmer, see Nokia Conversations. Excerpt:
    Open Letter from CEO Stephen Elop, Nokia and CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft
    GLOBAL – Today in London, our two companies announced plans for a broad strategic partnership that combines the respective strengths of our companies and builds a new global mobile ecosystem. The partnership increases our scale, which will result in significant benefits for consumers, developers, mobile operators and businesses around the world. We both are incredibly excited about the journey we are on together.

    While the specific details of the deal are being worked out, here’s a quick summary of what we are working towards:

    • Nokia will adopt Windows Phone as its primary smartphone strategy, innovating on top of the platform in areas such as imaging, where Nokia is a market leader.

    • Nokia will help drive and define the future of Windows Phone. Nokia will contribute its expertise on hardware design, language support, and help bring Windows Phone to a larger range of price points, market segments and geographies.

    • Nokia and Microsoft will closely collaborate on development, joint marketing initiatives and a shared development roadmap to align on the future evolution of mobile products.

    • Bing will power Nokia’s search services across Nokia devices and services, giving customers access to Bing’s next generation search capabilities. Microsoft adCenter will provide search advertising services on Nokia’s line of devices and services.

    • Nokia Maps will be a core part of Microsoft’s mapping services. For example, Maps would be integrated with Microsoft’s Bing search engine and adCenter advertising platform to form a unique local search and advertising experience.

    • Nokia’s extensive operator billing agreements will make it easier for consumers to purchase Nokia Windows Phone services in countries where credit-card use is low.

    • Microsoft development tools will be used to create applications to run on Nokia Windows Phones, allowing developers to easily leverage the ecosystem’s global reach.

    • Microsoft will continue to invest in the development of Windows Phone and cloud services so customers can do more with their phone, across their work and personal lives.

    • Nokia’s content and application store will be integrated with Microsoft Marketplace for a more compelling consumer experience.

    We each bring incredible assets to the table. Nokia’s history of innovation in the hardware space, global hardware scale, strong history of intellectual property creation and navigation assets are second to none. Microsoft is a leader in software and services; the company’s incredible expertise in platform creation forms the opportunity for its billions of customers and millions of partners to get more out of their devices.

    Together, we have some of the world’s most admired brands, including Windows, Office, Bing, Xbox Live, NAVTEQ and Nokia. We also have a shared understanding of what it takes to build and sustain a mobile ecosystem, which includes the entire experience from the device to the software to the applications, services and the marketplace.

    Today, the battle is moving from one of mobile devices to one of mobile ecosystems, and our strengths here are complementary. Ecosystems thrive when they reach scale, when they are fueled by energy and innovation and when they provide benefits and value to each person or company who participates. This is what we are creating; this is our vision; this is the work we are driving from this day forward.

    There are other mobile ecosystems. We will disrupt them.

    There will be challenges. We will overcome them.

    Success requires speed. We will be swift.

    Together, we see the opportunity, and we have the will, the resources and the drive to succeed.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe3ksR8zgXg
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PostPosted: Friday, 11.Feb.2011 11:21    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

Forum Nokia has a letter to developers about the future of Qt, see blog post. Excerpt:
    Letter to Developers about Today’s News
    Nokia and Microsoft today announced plans to form a broad strategic partnership that would combine our complementary strengths and expertise to create a new global mobile ecosystem, one we believe would have all the elements needed to fuel innovation – including search, location, advertising and exciting new devices.

    As part of this, Nokia plans to adopt Windows Phone as our primary smartphone strategy, helping drive the future of the platform. This has not been a decision taken lightly by Nokia and we wanted to share some of the key points with our developer community.

    Nokia and Microsoft together
    The Nokia-Microsoft ecosystem would aim to deliver differentiated and innovative products and have unrivalled scale, product breadth, geographical reach, and brand identity. With Windows Phone as our primary smartphone platform, we would help drive the future of the platform by leveraging our expertise in hardware optimization, software customization, language support and scale.

    Microsoft would make available the existing free Windows Phone Developer Tools; Visual Studio 2010, Expression, Silverlight and the XNA Framework to developers. Together, we will provide guidance for developers wishing to port their applications to Windows Phone.

    Nokia and Microsoft would also combine services assets to drive innovation. Nokia’s Ovi Maps, for example, would be at the heart of key Microsoft assets like Bing and AdCenter, and Nokia’s application and content store would be integrated with Microsoft Marketplace for Nokia Windows Phones, to deliver a great single commerce experience for developers and consumers alike.

    The Qt ecosystem
    Qt will continue to be the development framework for Symbian and Nokia will use Symbian for further devices; continuing to develop strategic applications in Qt for Symbian platform and encouraging application developers to do the same. With 200 million users worldwide and Nokia planning to sell around 150 million more Symbian devices, Symbian still offers unparalleled geographical scale for developers.

    Extending the scope of Qt further will be our first MeeGo-related open source device, which we plan to ship later this year. Though our plans for MeeGo have been adapted in light of our planned partnership with Microsoft, that device will be compatible with applications developed within the Qt framework and so give Qt developers a further device to target.

    Nokia Mobile Phones
    Nokia Mobile Phones will drive Nokia’s ”web for the next billion” strategy, leveraging Nokia’s innovation and strength in growth markets to connect the next billion people and bring them affordable access to the Internet and applications. This represents a further opportunity for developers. Nokia will leverage our proxy browser technology on mobile phones, as well as continuing to enhance Java support and SDKs, with developers and publishers able to deliver their applications to consumers through the Nokia store.

    Supporting our developers
    As part of the change in Nokia’s organization announced today, the Services and Developer Experiences (SDX) unit will be responsible for Nokia’s global service portfolio, developer offering, developer community relations, and integration of partner service offering. Forum Nokia will be part of that unit and will continue to support developers for Symbian smartphones and Series 40 mobile phones.

    We will strengthen our ability to support developers both globally and in local markets, ensuring that we can work with you wherever you are to bring your latest applications to our store and help you leverage the global revenue opportunity with Symbian and Series 40.

    For Nokia Windows Phones, Microsoft would provide tools for application developers to easily and rapidly leverage Nokia’s market reach. The integration of Microsoft Marketplace and Nokia’s content and application store would provide scalable infrastructure and compelling consumer engagement for applications for Nokia Windows Phones.

    The combined stores would offer unparalleled distribution. The Ovi Store already delivers content in 190 countries, with local specific content in 90 of those. We are now seeing 4 million downloads a day, with 300,000 users signing up daily and 400,000 developers now working on applications for Nokia on Symbian. In addition to offering operator billing with 103 operators in 32 countries, we plan to support the widest range of business models for our publishers and developers.

    We plan to make it easy and profitable for all developers to thrive in the ecosystem, taking advantage of the enablers (API’s) offered by ourselves, Microsoft and other partners - including location, search, monetization and advertising.

    What’s next?
    As we said, this announcement is about our plans to work with Microsoft and the planning will continue. Our aim is to keep you informed as plans develop, through our Forum Nokia and Ovi Publish websites, newsletters and in person. In the meantime, we want to help you maximize the existing business opportunity, developing for the approximately 50 million Qt capable Symbian smartphones already in use and approximately 150 million more that we target to sell, as well as hundreds of millions of Nokia mobile phones.

    We think this is going to be an exciting journey and look forward to having you with us!
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PostPosted: Friday, 11.Feb.2011 12:16    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

The partnership of Nokia and Microsoft will be bring the third ecosystem, according to Nokia Conversations. Excerpt:
    Welcome to the Third Ecosystem
    GLOBAL - A long term strategic alliance between Nokia and Microsoft builds a global ecosystem that creates opportunities beyond anything that currently exists. This ecosystem offers a serious alternative to the existing choices to operators, developers and consumers. Bringing together highly complementary assets and competencies will allow this ecosystem to achieve more than any other industry partnership could achieve. Welcome to the third ecosystem.

    “Today Nokia and Microsoft intend to enter into a strategic alliance. Together we will bring consumers a new mobile experience with stellar hardware, innovative software and great services. We will create opportunities beyond anything that currently exists,” says Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.

    Together Microsoft and Nokia have some of the most globally recognized and treasured brands on the planet. This can be leveraged for the benefit of the ecosystem and the products. Brands like Bing, Xbox, Office, Windows Phone and Nokia, would be all in one package.

    “In this partnership with Nokia, Microsoft brings its’ Windows Phone software and the brand mobile consumers want like Bing, Office and of course Xbox Live,” says Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

    Nokia wouldn’t be just be another Windows Phone OEM. Nokia plans to help drive and define the future of the platform. That could include contributing expertise on hardware optimization, language support, customization of the software and helping bring Windows Phone to a larger range of price points, market segments and geographies.

    Nokia operates an established, global supply and distribution network with the capability to bring products to almost every corner of the world. That provides the capability to take potential Nokia Windows Phone products and make them globally competitive. Scale is critical to a winning ecosystem. Together, Nokia and Microsoft would bring unrivalled scale in global reach, brand identity and product breadth.

    Now more than ever, consumers, developers and operators have more compelling choices in the mobile space. It’s an exciting time.

    Are you ready for the third ecosystem?

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NOKIA you are RUINED! WM is trying for so many years with so many manufacturers to earn some market share, but all that happend is that it went down!! You've just demonstrated that you are not a professional company!
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PostPosted: Friday, 11.Feb.2011 15:19    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

The video from the press conference announcing the partnership of Nokia and Microsoft:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTCwf6dXZOg

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Under the new strategy, MeeGo becomes an open-source, mobile operating system project. MeeGo will place increased emphasis on longer-term market exploration of next-generation devices, platforms and user experiences. Nokia still plans to ship a MeeGo-related product later this year.


Great, and again Noikia release a new device with a powerful OS and kill it before it can get any success.
But this time, they are doing it even better: They (sort of) kill the OS AND THEN start selling the device!!! How stupid is that?
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The following sub-units now in Mobile Solutions will move under Smart Devices:

* Symbian Smartphones
* MeeGo Computers
* Strategic Business Operations


so does this mean MeeGo will be used only for Tablet PC's ?
Or will Nokia just continue calling the hight-end devices "Mobile Internet device with phone capabilities" like they advertised the N900?

This sounded great to me (and it's exactly what I love about my N900), but I think it will keep a lot of people from considering a MeeGo device when they want to buy a new smartphone.

On the other hand, MeeGo devices might become true successors of the Communicator series, which were also never meant as mass products but high end devices for customers with special requirements.
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if they use WP 7 in "consumer oriented touch screen devices" and keep S60 for keypad smartphones combined with MeeGo in PDAs (Communicators) this partnership can be perfectly fine.

But the important thing to realize here is the fact that WP 7 is a locked down consumer platform which means that Nokia needs the other platforms to cater for other requirements.

So I can only see a market for Windows Phone 7 in the segment where the N8 currently is residing. A proper product offer in the future should be:

1. Devices with keypads including "touch and type" (T9 + touchscreen): Symbian S60 but based on the 3d edition. The S60v3.2 is developed further into a "Symbian 10". Support for the kind of touch input needed in a T9 phone with touchscreen is added. That means a device that can be controlled to 100% through the keypad and navi keys but where it even can accept touch input for clicking links, selecting text etc.

2. Windows Phone 7 based devices. This is the so called "multimedia devices" targeted for the same users as the original N series (N95 for example). In those cases good cameras etc are on offer, music players etc. The future Nokia camera/music smartphones are powered by WP 7.

3. MeeGo Communicators. Devices for power users and they are running MeeGo which enables unrestricted use and no lockings of the system.

Regarding the product series they should reconsider again and go for the following labels:

*Numbered series. Symbian devices.
*E series. Symbian devices for pro users.
*N series. Windows Phone 7 based multimedia devices.
*E series Communicators. MeeGo Communicator.

With other words: the E series should contain both a MeeGo Communicator and Symbian powered devices like the E52, E72 or E75 etc.

Windows Phone 7 can certainly be a good addon to the product portfolio but it is very important that Nokia keeps both Symbian and MeeGo so their offers attract other users too. WP 7 is great for the consumers but not suitable for the E series.
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PostPosted: Friday, 11.Feb.2011 16:39    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

Nokia stocks are going down by 10% after the announcements, see here

http://www.wallstreet-online.de/aktien/Nokia-Aktie (link in German)
http://www.areamobile.de/news/18003-nokia-setzt-auf-microsoft-nokia-ha ndys-in-zukunft-mit-windows-phone-update (German)
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Nokia stocks are going down by 10% after the announcements

Not surprising at all. Because with today's announcements Nokia let the world know as follows:

- you CAN'T bet on them in any longer term. They're unstable, not trustworthy, unreliable, unpredictable
- whatever they start, they always disgracefully dump and kill off
- if you are a developer, NEVER lay your future in Nokia's hands. Never fully devote to any Nokia platform, always have some secondary left, or else you'll be left with nothing
- the same for webmasters
- and the same for customers: if you buy a Nokia device, always BE PREPARED that it may ALWAYS be the last one based on that system. Don't invest in 3rd party software, accessories, etc. as your next phone will have to be based on a DIFFERENT platform and thus incompatible.

Considering what Nokia has done to Series 80, Series 90, UIQ (yes, they also had an important role in killing it off), now the whole Symbian, Maemo, Meego.... i.e. actually EVERY SYSTEM they had something to do with, I can say only one thing:

Nokia is the OPPOSITE of KING MIDAS: whatever they touch turns to sh*t.
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PostPosted: Friday, 11.Feb.2011 17:43    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

I'm disappointed. I'm not angry, I think it would e too strong word. But in a day when Elop became Nokia's CEO, I was a bit afraid and hoped that Nokia won't come close with MS - it seems I was wrong.

Well, as Michal wrote - I think I will buy Nokia E7 and enjoy last device with this system.

And I think there's no way for Michal to launch "my-windows-phone" website...
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