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Burning Down the Platform

mobile, technology

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.

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