Analysts: Stephen Elop must turn around Nokia by early 2013 or else
0. phoneArena 19 Sep 2012, 17:07 posted on
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop's days at the Finnish based handset maker might be numbered according to the thoughts of some analysts who say that he has until early2013 to turn things around at the handset maker or else he will lose his job...
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53. economist (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)
Nokia has made the biggest mistake ever by abandoning Meego and Symbian and by not producing an Android phone. Elop has been just Microsoft's Trojan horse so they could fine a hardware company that could control completely and then make Nokia to take the risk of WP software. It was a brilliant move from Balmer to push Elop in Nokia! Microsoft found guinea pigs for their mobile OS and Nokia took all the risk. At the same time Nokia abandoned all they long time policies of dedication to the customer and from a company of innovation turned to a servant of Microsoft.
Such bad decisions should be paid by Nokia! And I think Nokia deserves to go bankrupt.
64. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
i agree with u, that nokia shouln't have abandoned meego and symbian, and nokia having the WP OS is an advantage for microsoft.
microsoft needs a world-wide known company that people love and trust, thats why they offered cash for nokia to have their OS, also its good for nokia taking this risk, and not taking the android OS, since manufacturers that have WP OS are more less than those having android OS, and WP is growing now, so u can't tell that its a bad decission.
54. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Their problem is this, they present a product yet they don't let you know when, where, and who. They just expect you to like it and wait for it. At the end and with all the anticipation you had, you find out its not even available on your carrier. Dimwit elop!!!!
57. Loubielou (Posts: 353; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Mr Elop seems more bothered about Improving is Old Employees Portfolio-Microsoft instead of Improving Nokia,Febuary 11Th will always bug Mr Elop after saying "Symbian Is Dead" an ever since the Name of Nokia as become Unpopular with Buyer,People have now Switched to Android as its more like using Symbian,but Mr Elops Windows choice was not right for Nokia,as its to Restricted an people did not like losing Functions they have been use to for Years,Mr Elop only got is Position because he knew Microsoft was the only company offering Investment into Nokia,But Microsofts name is not as Popular as Apple so they need Nokia to somehow improve there Portfolio,Sales an Shares are always going down not up at Nokia but this was another Mr Elop plan lower everything an then Microsoft can Step in an Save an Overtake Nokia,We Want Elop Out!
58. aneelamdani (Posts: 20; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)
OK so lets get a few stuff cleared here. First, the board is backing Elop so they wont fire him obv... And its not bread and butter to go on and fire a CEO just because your smartphones arent being sold. Nokia has innovated a great deal and the things such as their mapping business (used by amazon and bing)/all Windows Phone smartphones use), their camera is a market leader and comparisons are all visible, adn their distribution network is also intact.
What people dont understand is the fact that Windows Phone is evolving and all of you who want him to get fired are app centreic. How many apps do you use to be exact ? and how many of those arent already available on Windows phone ecosystem. You need to be different and Nokia has proved it correctly.
Plus, as far as jolia is concerned, nokia is still supporting the meego system, they are invested in the jolia company stakes... plus they handed over the patents as well, so they are supporting the startup.
I second the point that like LG everyone wont get the same fame as of Galaxy. Lumia is the Galaxy of Windows Phone, hate it or like it it is to stay and get some financial stuff corrected, Nokia can't get bankrupt to be on the record. Have fun