Nokia's CEO ready to abandon MeeGo, even if the N9 becomes a hit
posted by Alan F. / Jun 25, 2011, 3:50 PM
cannot go back to MeeGo. But that doesn't faze the executive, who says that Nokia's future is Windows Phone. Elop says, "I have taken part in the conversations with the teleoperators and I have been part of the consumer test groups. The feedback has been extremely positive and I am sure that the Windows Phone system will be a great success."
As for those Nokia employees who fear that Nokia will become a subcontractor for Microsoft, Elop rejects that sentiment. He promises that, "Nokia will continue its research and development on the software side, as well as in services and equipment design. We will build inventions for our Windows phones that will make us stand apart from our competitors and bring significant additional advantage to our application developers." The CEO also says that he receives emails from the software R&D team and says they are motivated.
While Elop might feel this way now, we wonder what would happen should the Nokia N9 become a mega-hit globally. From the sounds of it though, even if that should occur, as far as Nokia's CEO is concerned, MeeGo is MeeGone.
source: HelsinginSanomat via Engadget
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FLAY HIM! BURN HIM AT THE STAKES!
posted on Jun 25, 2011, 4:05 PM 11
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Elop is a MS mole!
posted on Jun 25, 2011, 4:09 PM 14
MeeGo could have been the lifesaver to Nokia but thanks to "ELOP"...it can never rise again....after Android...Elop is the Worst thing that could have happened to Nokia
posted on Jun 26, 2011, 1:12 AM 6
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Hahahaha, even nokia's CEO is not supporting their own product. How do they expect the N9 to sell? If he does not want to support meego, at least be quiet about it, lol. This is very poor marketing. Well at least now, nokia fanboys would have an excuse when the n9 does not do well :)
posted on Jun 25, 2011, 4:33 PM 11
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lol I can't believe I am agreeing with you.
posted on Jun 25, 2011, 8:12 PM 5
Elop is such an idiot, why release a product with an OS that they won't continue with and are ready to drop. Instead he could speed up the production of Nokia's WP7 phones. How does he expect developers to create apps for an OS which will die very soon after it's release?
posted on Jun 25, 2011, 4:38 PM 11
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Here is hoping this W7 line of Nokia devices is a runaway train kind of victory. If they do poorly, that train can't come back to any other station. All those bridges will have been burned, tracks and all.
posted on Jun 25, 2011, 4:51 PM 6
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Nokia cannot go back to MeeGo....another company will. Perhaps Nokia will hand it off to someone else?
posted on Jun 25, 2011, 5:01 PM 3
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Why are Fcuknuckles running companies like this??... I used to be a Nokia Shareholder, and to be honest I'm so glad I dumped my shares long before Elop - a man so out of touch with Nokia handset users - came into power...
posted on Jun 25, 2011, 6:38 PM 6
Nokia continues its long line of smart business moves. In all seriousness though, I do think that's Elop just saying it so MS doesn't get all up in arms. I think Nokia will still develop MeeGo devices, but Windows Mobile will be their flagship.
posted on Jun 25, 2011, 6:38 PM 1
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The reason why he is saying is that it will be hard to find developers for QT which will be platform for MeeGo apps development. And its of no use of having 4th Eco System in place when we already iOS, Android and WP7 shaping up. But they should continue with its research just like Samsung is doing with Wave platform. Prady
posted on Jun 25, 2011, 8:36 PM 5
The question is how will Nokia WP7 differentiate itself from other WP7 devices? Pushing MeeGo should differentiate Nokia from ALL manufacturers that is until LG releases it's own MeeGo handset. I hate to say this but N9 might probably be N900 take 2.
posted on Jun 25, 2011, 8:41 PM 3
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Meego is a great OS but if you consider how much support it got with other companies, it just makes sense to go for WM. Pairing it with Netflix and Xbox live would be great for nokia to be born again just like PlayStation did to Blu ray. However, there will growing pains in the Nokia fans and supporters and it would a rough transition for all sides. Truth as it is, fans are not really mad at Enlop or Windows Mobile, they are just as scared of change and what will happened next to our beloved device. For me, if Nokia dies for this transition, I want to see a warriors death. Fighting to the very end but when it dies, Android and iOS is wounded gravely.
posted on Jun 25, 2011, 8:43 PM 5
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Nokia and RIM seem to share a similar condition - CEO (co-CEOs in RIMs case) that are totally out of touch with reality. Maybe they could merge both companies and then sell the combined company to Huawei or some other Chinese company that is trying to get into the cell phone business?
posted on Jun 25, 2011, 9:45 PM 2
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I do not think Mr. Elop is anywhere close to the level of sheer blindness of Abbott and Costello at RIM. He just believes in W7, and is willing to fly or fry on the faith he has in it. RIM is just stuck on an island, enjoying the Sunset without noticing everyone else in the Mobile industry is Sailing past them.
posted on Jun 25, 2011, 11:27 PM 4
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