10.30.11

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Nokia Can Oust — But Not Recover From — Microsoft Mole

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft at 12:08 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Rick Bellouszo

Summary: Amid confirmation that Nokia is indeed making Linux phones we learn about more Android FUD from Microsoft’s ‘CEO’ of Nokia and hope that he exits quite soon (along with his Trojan horse, Windows Phone 7)

NOKIA was preparing to release some powerful MeeGo (GNU/Linux) phones earlier this year. But it was a year ago that Nokia put a mole in place, preparing the company for abduction by Microsoft (we correctly predicted this right from the start).

The mole is called Stephen Elop and we already wrote a great deal about it, including the fact that part of Elop’s strategy involved patents. We also correctly foresaw this. Not so long ago, Nokia along with Microsoft’s support passed some Android-hostile patents to a patent troll [1, 2] (an antitrust concern). How many? 2,000 patents! Rather than focus on the real goals ot the company, Elop seems to have become some anti-Android FUD machine and here is his latest. To quote the latter parts:

Nokia should have gone with Android

Nokia seems to have committed suicide by ditching the hottest platform Android.

Look at HTC and Samsung, which have become the ‘leading’ players in the mobile space only due to Android. Motorola is another example of a company which raise from Ashes only due to Android.

I feel Nokia is making a huge mistake by putting all its eggs in a failing platform. If Nokia wants to survive it must go with the most successful platform, which is Android, and not the failed one.

Nokia allegedly replaces Symbian With Linux for low-end phones and the manufacturing countries further validate these allegations by publishing:

Nokia, while relying on Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) to compete with iPhone and Android-based mid-range and high-end smartphones, is developing a new Linux-based operating system to replace Symbian for the production of entry-level smartphones with a price tag ranging from US$100-150, according to Taiwan-based handset makers.

Nokia did not actually need to compete with Android. It could just embrace it instead. Or it could go with MeeGo, which was very powerful at the time and enjoyed the support of big vendors. Nokia self-destructed when it let the mole enter. Maybe it can salvage a bit of the company by tossing him out (he is rumoured to be leaving within months) and then focus just on Linux again. Windows on phones is a non-starter with a market share of about 1% and serious lack of features.

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4 Comments

  1. Michael said,

    October 30, 2011 at 1:12 pm

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    Nokia is looking to differentiate themselves from the Android phones. This gives users more choice.

    What is the problem with this? You make it clear what your problem is:

    Nokia did not actually need to compete with Android. It could just embrace it instead. Or it could go with MeeGo, which was very powerful at the time and enjoyed the support of big vendors.

    Not only did Nokia commit the horrible sin of not using Android, they did not even go with a Linux based option. Those jerks! How dare they want to run their own business! How dare they offer customers choice!

    How can they redeem themselves? Oh, you make that clear, too:

    Maybe it can salvage a bit of the company by tossing him out (he is rumoured to be leaving within months) and then focus just on Linux again.

    With us or against us. Black and white. What a small world you live in, Roy.

    But my favorite quote:

    Windows on phones is a non-starter with a market share of about 1% and serious lack of features.

    This is just *hilarious*. Ok, after many years, desktop Linux has passed the 1% mark. But not by much… not even up to 2% based on web stats. And desktop Linux does poorly for the reason you note: a “serious lack of features”… or, at best, poorly done features. The desktop Linux ecosystem just does not compete well with Windows and OS X… so based on your comments, Roy, people should just give up on desktop Linux.

    I personally disagree with that position. But it is the logical conclusion to your comments.

    twitter Reply:

    Talking about moles, I’m tired of this one. Can we please ban this pest?

    Michael Reply:

    Contrary opinions are not to be allowed!

    Seriously, if you think I am wrong then refute my points. You cannot, so you want me banned and you call me names.

  2. twitter said,

    October 30, 2011 at 9:28 pm

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    The best thing the next CEO can say is, “I’m sorry about what happened.” The recovery of the company depends on how many people Elop fired, how far away they got and how easily Nokia can get them back. The company was better served with unique offerings like Symbian, QT, Naemo and Mego but these are the people Elop has fired.

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