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6/14/2012 02:34 PM EDT
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xorbit
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xorbit   6/18/2012 1:55:50 PM
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I think they would have been in much better shape. Actually they should have stuck with Maemo. They pissed off a very active developer community when they merged it with Intel's Moblin to create Meego and forced their developers to change direction. Then they pissed them off again by dropping Meego and going to Microsoft. Imagine how much of their Linux-oriented developer community they retained with that move. They were actually ahead of their time with their excellent Maemo based tablets, but lack of vision on top made them drop out of that... and look now how they could have had a very mature product in an exploding market had they stuck with it.

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nosbor   6/17/2012 9:38:36 PM
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sounds like quite a few top heads have rolled. devard only joined recently, just after elop, so seems strange he recruit then replace. seems quite an hard task to make nokia a cool brand again. i wonder what state the company would have been in if he never slated symbian (just let it fade gradually), chose android over microsoft, and kept meego / meltemi going.

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xorbit   6/15/2012 8:54:39 PM
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I agree with EVVJSK, the problem with Nokia is at the top. Too many changes in direction, continuously pissing off their developer community, then to top it all off, Elop put Nokia effectively in Microsoft's pocket to support their stillborn OS. It's not the beginning of the end, I'm afraid they're much farther along than that. Their only hope is to focus on continuing to build the quality hardware they have always been known for, but put an OS on it that people actually want.

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goafrit   6/15/2012 9:55:48 AM
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-And it plans to reduce payroll by up to 10,000 as it struggles to restore profitability and improve its competitive position against companies like Apple Inc. I do not understand why companies think that firing people is the fastest way to restructure. The problem of Nokia was bad management and lack of vision. Now, poor workers will carry the weight.

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goafrit   6/15/2012 9:24:05 AM
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Lumia is a great product. But that may not be enough. When the train leaves you, forget it. That is the problem of Nokia.

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goafrit   6/15/2012 9:23:05 AM
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This is the beginning to an end. Good night NOKIA

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chanj0   6/15/2012 7:04:30 AM
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The move looks like a restructuring and set the focus of the company goal. I am looking forward to the innovation that Nokia brings to the Windows 7 phone. I wish it will rejuvenate Nokia.

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EVVJSK0   6/14/2012 8:55:17 PM
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Nokia's problems start at the top!

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