Friday, February 11, 2011

was Stephen Elop the sleeper agent at nokia?

I really don't know. but boy, I'm sure the Microsoft haters will surely think so.
Stephen Elop was a microsoftie, then he got promoted to Nokia's CEO and now, after the flailing of symbian and the tardiness of Meego (Maemo + moblin) he joined Sthephen Ballmer to announce something that we never thought possible, Nokia will be using somebody else's operating system for it's smartphones (let's be clear, only for it's SMARTphones) for their dumbphones they'll surely will keep on using what works now.

Symbian is gone
• Nokia will adopt Windows Phone as its primary smartphone strategy, innovating on top of the platform in areas such as imaging, where Nokia is a market leader.

• Nokia will help drive and define the future of Windows Phone. Nokia will contribute its expertise on hardware design, language support, and help bring Windows Phone to a larger range of price points, market segments and geographies.

• Bing will power Nokia’s search services across Nokia devices and services, giving customers access to Bing’s next generation search capabilities. Microsoft adCenter will provide search advertising services on Nokia’s line of devices and services.

• Nokia Maps will be a core part of Microsoft’s mapping services. For example, Maps would be integrated with Microsoft’s Bing search engine and adCenter advertising platform to form a unique local search and advertising experience

Here's hoping for you guys to succeed and create and option to IOS and Android that promotes great offering form every vendor and carrier, in the end we all are to win, except for the fandroids, that biy, they just don't get that one OS is the certain way to stagnation.

"There are other mobile ecosystems. We will disrupt them. There will be challenges. We will overcome them. Success requires speed. We will be swift. Together, we see the opportunity, and we have the will, the resources and the drive to succeed."

If we are to believe the rumors the onslaught of cheaper android phones is making apple review their strategy where they didn't want to attract everyone, but only people ready to pay dearly for the Cupertino's company's flagship device the iPhone and left the previous year's version to be their entry level offering. They want ne wofferings....and yed...even fragmentation for IOS in order to attack every price range, and that's not all, if we keep on believing these rumors, they even want to make phone that can work either in CDMA networks or GSM networks (lte anyone?)

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