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Nokia CEO talks about his firm's "special" relationship with Microsoft

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Nov 2012, 19:52

Nokia CEO Stephen Ellop spoke Wednesday at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecoms conference where he told those attending that Nokia and Microsoft have a special relationship even though Redmond based Microsoft has been building a relationship with HTC and Samsung...

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posted on 14 Nov 2012, 21:01 3

1. VJo003 (Posts: 360; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)

Nokia - A case study on what evolution does to the non-evolving

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 22:08 12

4. MeoCao (unregistered)

Is this the powerful and proud Nokia?

- When MS betrayed Nokia by ditching WP7 Elop praised MS

- When MS late to introduce WP8 Elop praised MS

- When MS slapped Nokia in the face by allowing HTC to use WP8 name for HTC phones Elop licked Ballmer's hand

- When MS admitted WP8 was a incomplete product Elop touts "special relationship".

I know Nokia receives handout from MS every year, but still where has your spine gone Mr. Elop?

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 00:11 2

11. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

Elop is an idiot that ran the business down what it is today. If I were him, I would of resigned long ago.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 08:19 1

15. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

correct term is "would have", just FYI

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 21:17 13

2. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

He seems to care more about microsoft than Nokia.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 22:57 4

7. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

in the first place... he work for microsoft! so that make sense!

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 21:48 6

3. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Yes..... Special..... that's the word I'd use to describe Ellop. LOL

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 22:26 2

6. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)

this special relation drop nokia from first position world wide to 11th .............

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 23:08 4

8. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

microsoft considers them as "Frenemies" nokia should too!!

Elop, dont be so stupid! i know you work for microsoft before, but now you work for nokia! and your concerns should be on nokia!! how you will bring it to top again! ang how to differenciate with other WP out there!!

its really annoying that you are giving the nokia maps for WP... and now as an app for iOS android and firefox OS!!!

which put me to a question.. will nokia support firefox OS? is it their plan B? coz why they announce that the nokia or HERE maps will be available to Firefox even though its not out yet?!

your differentiation is your pureview and in a whole your most amazing hardware and your maps and your drive app!! so dont implement it to WP too much! i know its greedy! but atleast it will make people buy your lumia only instead of others, even if microsoft will make a surface phone! coz you hold what is the best!

and dont kill symbian!! make symbian as the OS for low end! instead of s40!!! coz your new asha phones isnt working! coz people likes symbian! and asha is underpowered for its price!!! there's actually a very cheap dual core android out their running ICS! and thats below $100!!! so just please listen to your real fans!

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 00:58

17. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

and oh,,, i forgot! if microsoft will betray nokia (as what i see ballmer already betrayed nokia, as his WP is HTC 8X) nokia should not involve itself again with WP making!

WP8 became a great OS and very competitive OS to android and iOS coz of nokia's involvement! they help microsoft building the OS!! so microsoft should credit nokia to that!! they could at least favor nokia more!

and nokia boost WP sales! they shouldn't forget that! both samsung and HTC isnt confident with WP, thats why they make greatest and biggest android all the time!

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 23:41 5

9. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

*cough* Elop, not Ellop *cough*

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 02:43 1

13. i_hate_my_life (banned) (Posts: 24; Member since: 17 Dec 2010)

:D haha

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 23:43 3

10. Johnnokia (Posts: 1144; Member since: 27 May 2012)

I just want to know one thing,
Are Nokia's shareholders idiots to this extent to accept Stephan Elop's leadership to the bottom of the hell ??
He behaves so clearly against Nokia.
Like even the 6 years old child could realize that Elop's goal is destroying Nokia.
OMG ,,, I knew that Finnish people are smart. But I feel I was totally wrong.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 00:57 2

12. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Oh he must have meant his own special relationship with M$. One of the most effective malaware that M$ planted on any system :)

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 02:46 2

14. i_hate_my_life (banned) (Posts: 24; Member since: 17 Dec 2010)

why u all bitchin'? i still thinks adopting WP was a good one. Look at the Lumia 920.

PA doesnt even dare to compare it with their beloved iPhone 5, coz the Lumia 920 is far more innovative.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 14:05

16. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 948; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)

Acquire them, don't acquire them. Nokia is one of the fines cell phone makers ever. Incredible craftsmanship and showmanship. Build quality sets the industry standard and recent acquisitions and R&D has allowed for it to be feature rich!

A volatile market and absent minded execution (recently, pre-Microsoft) may have affected sales, but IMO they are on the right path with WP. If you are a true Nokia fan AND have some knowledge of market mechanics, you would understand why it had to be WP (rather than other platforms).

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