Feb 11, 2011
In hindsight, it was easy to guess that Stephen Elop would choose to partner with the Windows Phone platform over Android. He is from Microsoft after all.
Since he’s only been with Nokia for four months, I’m suspecting he discussed the move to dump Symbian in favor for Windows Phone with the board of directors before being hired.
The old guard at Nokia is none too pleased. I saw footage of a massive worker walk-out in Finland in protest the move to dump Symbian.
This is a big risk and only time will tell if it will work out.
Feb 8, 2011
Wow, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop gets tons of honesty points for calling the Symbian landscape a “burning platform“.
The company led the high end device market for quite some time and deserve credit for doing so. They are also now smart to recognize the need for radical change. It’s hard for a company that size to change quickly, so let’s stay tuned to see how they do.
Word is that they’re looking to either embrace Android or Windows 7 Mobile technology for their smart phones. Microsoft often gets things right on their second or third try, like they did with their Internet and browser strategy. However, at this point, I think Android would be the right path for Elop to choose.