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Stephen Elop talks about Nokia's prospects in D9 interview

02 June, 2011 | Read the news | Post your comment
Stephen Elop talks about Nokia's prospects in D9 interview - read the full textStephen Elop, Nokia's CEO, was in an interview today with Walt Mossberg where he answered some pressing questions about Nokia, whether it's the transition from Symbian to Windows Phone 7 or about the rumors of Microsoft buying Nokia and about entering the tablet space, he was grilled. When...


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No doubt Nokia has a best class phone building capabilities. But the decision to with windows and leaving android to precarious. I feel Android is going to change whole game and no body will have monopoly what enjoyed for two three years. If Nokia could have build a Android phone with reasonable price that would have best for their business.

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  • 2011-08-14 21:59
  • j}Fa

> In reply to therock @ 2011-06-03 11:08 from 4Hra - click to readlets hope they do buy nokia then if its the only way to purge an outdated os such as symbian, you have to move with the times or get left behind, and with the nokia fans favouite anchor around their neck nokia has been left well behind theyve just been thrown a lifeline by microsoft lets hope they dont let go in stubborness to try and drag these archaic os with them

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  • 2011-06-04 12:38
  • iIR0

nokia do not use android.dont became the part of android.if you became part of android the wp7 will me

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  • 2011-06-04 05:18
  • PSPH

it so funny people complain about nokia but they always have the highest comment on this site
ok am a nokia fan y nokia seems to not to believe in andriod it will make them look cheap y join a os thats is in basically all the other mobile phones motorola samsung htc sonyericsson lg etc so if am using lg and u are using htc we are basically using the same phone but with diff name tag dats all but using nokia i know a lot of people will switch back or buy a nokia phone wen someting nice comes out am using the n97mini right so i wait for meego or nokia windows with slide so stop cursing and u andy fans keep using ur childish os

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  • 2011-06-03 20:47
  • ftTG
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dont worry nokia with wp7 and meego we can win!and i think it will fight back android and ios!how about wp7 and meego stick together? Answer is it will be morepowerfull! What i want to say is i hate android! Because android is copycat from ios and rim(black berry).android go dead!...

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  • 2011-06-03 17:39
  • PSPH

> In reply to Setsuka @ 2011-06-02 17:36 from PFx9 - click to readFully agreed. I had enough of nokia phones. Currently owning Iphone4 and galaxy tab. Android is still ok but IOS has more and relaible apps.

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  • 2011-06-03 11:48
  • PU0Q

> In reply to nokia 4 life @ 2011-06-03 10:40 from iD5$ - click to readif that happens then symbian OS and the long postponed meeGO definitely will no longer exist.

Nokia won't sell itself to microsoft. it is just a partnership. the best way for microsoft to be back as one of the elite OS is to pair with a giant cel phone company. Nokia wants to conquer the US market again so microsoft is the answer. Nokia chooses microsoft over android to keep its identity, not to be labeled as android smartphones like samsung, SE, etc..etc.

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  • 2011-06-03 11:08
  • 4Hra

> In reply to therock @ 2011-06-03 10:24 from 4Hra - click to readhow about if microsoft buy nokia ? what will happen to symbian meego maemo !

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  • 2011-06-03 10:40
  • iD5$

> In reply to nokia 4 life @ 2011-06-03 09:24 from iD59 - click to reada first symbian 1 ghz will set history in the smartphone world. that will be awesome. nokia windows 7 vs the iphone 5...that will be a competition. it will be a matter of a preference for the users. Current iphone4 users that are loyal to the apple iphone trend will surely buy the iphone5. other iphone users that have used windows in the past and have knowledge about it may switch back to windows, especially since the windows is a nokia device. so again, the OS preference will have a role in the battle of the two smartphones.

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  • 2011-06-03 10:24
  • 4Hra

> In reply to therock @ 2011-06-03 09:17 from 4Hra - click to readhmmm maybe 2012 nokia's first symbian 1ghz smartphone ? what you think about nokia's first windows 7 phone vs iphone 5 ? maybe both comes in same time .

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  • 2011-06-03 09:24
  • iD59

> In reply to nokia 4 life @ 2011-06-03 08:45 from iD59 - click to readyup, nokia is focusing on the windows series to penetrate the US market. Yet, they are are back pedaling to symbian anna by releasing x7 and e6 this year. nokia first said the end year for the symbian os is 2014. now, it is 2016. perhaps, the end year may be prolonged. i think nokia isn't ready to depart with the symbian OS yet because it is nokia's foundation. symbian anna has been just developed recently, improving the symbian OS even though it is slow a improvement.

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  • 2011-06-03 09:17
  • 4Hra

> In reply to therock @ 2011-06-03 08:32 from 4Hra - click to readyes you are right :-) symbian anna with 1ghz :-) and with more ram like 512gb will fly :-) . we are hoping but nokia will not make 1ghz symbian device :( . now nokia only focus on windows 7 phone :(

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  • 2011-06-03 08:45
  • iD59

nokia is moving fast.
but the road is one way.
from here I can read.
so I'm sorry to tell
but R.I.P. NOKIA
we will all remember
as a top phone manufacturer
until apple earthquake
those fat and lazy CEO'S
that come and go
they don't fell
that nokia is like titanic
now is leaving the
Wake up boys
the times when u
buy a phone for talk
are gone......

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  • 2011-06-03 08:32
  • 0C1X

> In reply to nokia 4 life @ 2011-06-03 08:18 from iD59 - click to read"the x5 is 10times faster then n95 because more ram 256 vs 64 and processor speed is 600 vs 320"

that's because the n95 is an older smartphone that was launched in 2007. In 2008, the n95 8gb with wider screen and more ram was released. the comparison between the x5 and n95 shouldnt be noted.

it will be super if nokia can develop a 1 ghz symbian OS. that will be innovation and originality.

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  • 2011-06-03 08:32
  • 4Hra

> In reply to smugs r us @ 2011-06-03 04:15 from t7X2 - click to readGoogle won't allow Ovi Maps? Got any proof? No?
It's not like I expected you to have proof of something you just made up though ;)

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  • 2011-06-03 08:29
  • vFm@

Why not produce both Android and WP7 devices? Why isn't the N9 out even though Nokia Employees working on MeeGo say it's been ready for months?

Oh, I forgot Elop STILL owns more than $1million of Microsoft stock, even though he claimed he was going to sell it and replace it with Nokia stock.

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  • 2011-06-03 08:26
  • vFm@

> In reply to therock @ 2011-06-03 08:07 from 4Hra - click to readsymbian os is good :-) but nokia should work so hard :-) . okay two oses is good idea :-) windows for high end and symbian for mid range . but nokia should use more powerfull processor and more ram . just campara nokia n95 vs x5 . the x5 is 10times faster then n95 because more ram 256 vs 64 and processor speed is 600 vs 320 . it has same symbian os s60, 90

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  • 2011-06-03 08:18
  • iD59

symbian OS is still alive until 2016. what elop should consider is keeping symbian OS for nokia mid range smartphones. why not have two OS's...symbia OS and windows???

for the @ssmonkeys that are saying symbian os's cpu is slow, it actually is fast also. 1 ghz or 600 mhz with bad reception or signal will make web browsing slow.

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  • 2011-06-03 08:07
  • 4Hra

> In reply to truthseekr @ 2011-06-03 07:30 from tRnj - click to readyep. Good move. WP7 in Q3/Q4. Announce Symbian death in Feb AND plan to sell 150M Symbian.

Backpedal on Symbian 3 months later.

Very good move.

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  • 2011-06-03 08:02
  • t7X2

Nokia definitely needs to change its game plan and Symbian wasn't helping, so I think its a good move to finally kill it and move on.

But I don't know if siding with Windows 7 is a great idea - why do they have to take sides anyway? HTC and Samsung are proof that you can have both Android and Windows phones.

Having said that, I foresee a time not too far away when phones become more like laptops - with hardware being s/w independent and you can use a phone with any OS (much like Windows/Linux)

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  • 2011-06-03 07:30
  • tRnj

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