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The story of Nokia MeeGo (TaskuMuro)

The story of Nokia MeeGo (TaskuMuro)

Posted Oct 13, 2012 13:33 UTC (Sat) by pboddie (guest, #50784)
In reply to: The story of Nokia MeeGo (TaskuMuro) by raven667
Parent article: The story of Nokia MeeGo (TaskuMuro)

Only "brand strategists" care about whether there's a "special relationship" or whether a "flagship device" is involved, especially if such a device struggles to measure up to whatever Samsung's Windows offerings are, not to mention the torrent of non-Windows devices from all the other manufacturers.

And already, the "first among peers" status has been shown to be a joke. Other vendors scooped Nokia when releasing Windows handsets and the apparently large cash transfer to Nokia from Microsoft was really money earmarked for promoting the Microsoft product. Given that Microsoft's strategy is, as always, to buy large amounts of favourable publicity and that the company has no strategic alternative, that's not much of a gift to their partners.

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The story of Nokia MeeGo (TaskuMuro)

Posted Oct 13, 2012 16:09 UTC (Sat) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198) [Link]

I believe that Nokia thought their devices would struggle even harder against Samsungs Android line. Aside from Nokia and maybe HTC, other vendors Windows phones are an afterthought, placeholders in case anyone wants them but not a market they are seriously persuing.

The whole strategy depends on how desperate MS is to stay relevant and how much Nokia can get out of their "special relationship".

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