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    The rise and fall of Nokia


    The Nokia story is one of an astonishing rise and a calamitous fall

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    I remember their glory days. Man, I loved all my old Nokia phones - 3210, 3310, 3330i, 7210, 6210, etc.

    They should have dropped their Symbian OS sooner for Android.

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    Symbian was going to be the multitasking OS of choice,but a crapload of red tape and internal politics,competing departments and a too wide list of devices killed it before it could grow up
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    I miss my old Nokia 1200. You could beat somebody to death with it. Instead of half a brick behind your wheel when changing a flat, use the Nokia. Need to anchor a boat? Put the Nokia in a plastic bag, tie it to a rope and chuck it over the side. If the rose's too short you risk sinking the boat.
    Now that was a useful phone. These newfangled things couldn't stop a skateboard
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    Imagine if they had gone Android, they could be on top still.

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    Scary how a company that was once a leader could fall so hard, same goes for Ericsson.

    Do you guys think it's due to a resistance to change and upper management holding a company back due to lack of vision?
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    Sabotage from the Microsoft mole

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    Nokia became a bureaucratic mess.

    I have read in one of the published articles about the company that one dev said it took six months to change an icon or its color on Symbian OS. Had to get it signed off from so many different people, that the devs just didn't bother.

    Their biggest mistake was their ex-CEO telling the press that using Android on a phone is "like peeing in your pants for warmth".

    I think Google was at that stage still contemplating if they wanted to continue with Android, but after the words of the Nokia ex-CEO, they said "Challenge accepted!" and started planning their revenge.

    And now Nokia is history. *poof*

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    So Motorola fell from grace in the US market, casualty of the Iphone's success. Bought by Google

    Now Nokia, who missed the smartphone boat entirely, partnered with microsoft too late in the game. Bought by Microsoft

    World mobile telecommunications now firmly controlled by the 3 IT giants, being Microsoft, Google and Apple.

    lesson learnt? He who has the best software, controls the hardware.

    Blackberry, Nokia, Motorola, Ericsson. All casualties of that lesson.

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    It just doesn't make any sense, I'm yet to come across one tech site that sees this as a smart move:

    http://mashable.com/2013/09/03/nokia...t-partnership/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tpex View Post
    Imagine if they had gone Android, they could be on top still.
    We surely dont know that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sub-Zero View Post
    We surely dont know that
    They would be in a better place then with the ****ty OS they are using now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tpex View Post
    They would be in a better place then with the ****ty OS they are using now?
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    We'll see Nokia rise again. The question remains what market would they be in. I'm sure in the future people will be shocked to learn once upon a time Nokia made phones
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fudzy View Post
    It just doesn't make any sense, I'm yet to come across one tech site that sees this as a smart move:

    http://mashable.com/2013/09/03/nokia...t-partnership/
    ... rather that the two companies are yet to see success together.
    Still early days... but I think they'll have a very difficult time getting up...
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