Microsoft and Nokia have a big, red One book that illustrates their history, but it's not available to regular folks
To “celebrate the union” of Microsoft with Nokia’s mobile business, the two companies created a book that they’re calling “One.” Illustrated by UK-based media company TCOLondon, the book presents the history of innovation that Nokia and Microsoft have in common - including some of the firsts that the two companies have had over the years (like Nokia’s first handheld phone from 1987). Overall, the book “proudly looks back” at Microsoft’s and Nokia’s heritage, shares their “current set of beliefs, and leaves space for ideas for the future.”
Reportedly, the book was sent to almost 20,000 Nokia employees (from 53 countries) who are now working for Microsoft. The President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, received a copy of the book, too, directly from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Unfortunately for Nokia and Microsoft fans, the book won’t be available to buy - at least not in an official way. But some images of its content can be seen in the slideshow below.
sources: Nokia Conversations, The Verge
3. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 488; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
Then you have to form a new religion, l suggest the name is Microsofism. Then declare Bill Gates as the prophet of Microsofism.
9. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1339; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
In the begining , Microsoft created Dos and windows
47. sgodsell (Posts: 1210; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Then they saw Nokia devices and services. Only Microsoft manipulated Nokia and bought their business for a song, after destroying them.
18. YuLeven (Posts: 49; Member since: 14 May 2013)
Apple will probably sue him arguing that they inventend and subsequently patented the whole cult-religion centered in a tech company concept. *coughs*
7. rms.max (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
Name of Last chapter--"Elop The Trojan Horse:how nokia was fu*ked by MS".
11. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
If it was written by an unbiased source, this would probably be the case.
"Elop the Trojan Pied Piper and the Rats of the Nokia Board" is a more fitting inlet to the chapter.
16. papss (unregistered)
You mean like Google did to moto? Proof that he did it and I'll go along.. otherwise you are speculating
32. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2000; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
What proof or evidence do you have that Elop was a Trojan? Even I can accuse Google of buying Motorola only for the patents and then stripping their value to a paltry 2 billion and selling it to Lenovo. It'd be won't it?
35. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
To protect Android against Apple patent troll
36. marbovo (Posts: 641; Member since: 16 May 2013)
"During his tenure at Nokia, Elop was regularly featured on the 'worst CEO' lists such as those at Daily Finance, CNBC and Wealth Wire. The Financial Times calculated that Nokia shareholders ended up paying Elop a bonus of 1 million Euros for every 1.5 billion in market capital that Elop was able to destroy while Nokia CEO."
38. elitewolverine (Posts: 1556; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Gotta love the wiki.
Truth was that Nokia was already burning through cash when Elop took over. They didn't even have a phone to present to him that would save the company when he got the CEO job. No working phone, get it? Do you get that?
When he took the reins Symbian was a dead OS, no other manufacture that was looking for smartphones wanted it, Cisco even bowed out when they were looking for an OS. Meego was their savior, to bad no working phone was available.
If anything, Elop saved Nokia from becoming Moto and loosing their core, patents. Google did it to protect patent trolls? LOL no they did it for the same reason you strip a car of its parts. Moto was garbage and worth more. Moto was sold for 5bil, a 1/3 of what it was worth.
45. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3197; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
LOL I would just sit back and read this time. LULZ
39. Liveitup (Posts: 1193; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Your comment is the product of Ignorance or a lack of knowledge, If MS F#cked Nokia it was in a good way. Lumias are the beautiful creation.
49. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 854; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
@Liveitup - How do you define being F*cked in a good way? Is that like a reach in a prison shower? Perhaps the dumbest phrase I've ever read in phonearena.
2. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 488; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
Nokia has a long story with Linux platform(do you remember Maemo and Meego?), not Windows.
41. Liveitup (Posts: 1193; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
The odd thing is that everybody is copying Windows flat UI now. Nokia just saw the lit before the rest.
6. ihavenoname (Posts: 1377; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
"Warning. Excessive propaganda inside."
8. alterecho (Posts: 1080; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
THIS is Microsoft's true story:
29. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Fan boy detected
14. papss (unregistered)
Nice name for this website...simiaccurate? Gtfo fanboy
30. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Rodneyej1 the nother jelly user
31. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
But your Avatar states you as a fan boy not Alterecho
15. elitewolverine (Posts: 1556; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Was this written by you? The article is so horrible it would be kicked out of an 8th grade writing assignment.
27. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 199; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
Oh my goodness. You are such a damn CHILD.
21. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2962; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
I think I saw it on Ebay, next to some books by Goebbels.
20. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2962; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Microsoft is going to a lot of effort to brainwash their newly purchased workers.
Little do they realize that publishing a bible of lies will not help them as much as they think. In the end, the Finns and others that really matter to the success of MicrosoftMobileOyj will go elsewhere, neither willing nor content to sell their souls to the devil.
40. elitewolverine (Posts: 1556; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Like Symbian did? Before MS even touched them? By 2007 know how many Symbian originals were on the project?
MS has converted 20k employees, MS arguably pays some of the best salaries. You think MS is the devil? I got a bridge to sell you.
42. Liveitup (Posts: 1193; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
You are one with delusions my friend, the only one brainwashed is you, all companies do this is some form when they merge or is outright acquired.
24. Saamic (Posts: 119; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)
WHAT IS WITH EVERYONE'S RECENT FIXATION WITH THE WORD ONE?!
Microsoft and Nokia's book called One
28. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2962; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Microsoft only knows how to copy and steal. They saw that "One" seemed to be trendy, so they copied it.
34. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2000; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
You mean how people copied the metro/modern UI of MS's WP & Win8 OSes?
44. Liveitup (Posts: 1193; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Android, iOS, BB and just about every other platform out there looks up and was inspired by WP Flat UI and many of their features are ripped right out the WP handbook book, yet they hate the very thing their favorite OS admires, hypocrites.
When you look at the facts MS has more experience than just about any other software company, MS doesn't steal it creates Google and Apple steals from MS. Everyone borrows a features here and there but Google and many of its OEMs takes the whole lot.
46. joey_sfb (Posts: 2894; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
What a can of bullshi!! MS and Nokia are not related at all. They only bought the factories to compete with their allies. Their OEMs.
Microsoft also license the Nokia name to use on their phones for 10 years. The original phones patents still belongs to the old Nokia. A very worrying development for other phone makers.
48. -box- (Posts: 3784; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
It'd be neat if it were like the Hitchhiker's Guide.