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Nokia losses: “Competitive, particularly at high-end”

There’s been a lot of head-shaking going on around the industry over the last day or so since Nokia released their statement (below) to the marketplace. I had to read it twice to check I wasn’t seeing things. The company explained that it’s lowered it’s Q2 and full year estimation for it’s Devices and Services […]

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A super example of why Nokia needs to get tough and get stuck in

Recently someone described me on Twitter as ‘pro-Nokia’. Like you’d label someone ‘right-wing’ or ‘left-wing’. I can’t find the tweet but it really stuck with me. I am a fundamental fan of the company and I very much respect a lot of the talented people who work there. But I think a better label for […]

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Developer on Android fragmentation: “Really frustrating”

I’ve raised the issue of Android fragmentation quite often when people tell me that Android is ‘here’ and that ‘Symbian is dead’. Symbian has had it’s fair share of fragmentation problems — they’ve been through a heck of a lot of teething troubles and they’ve come out the other end with a very powerful, reliable, […]

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WorldofNokia.co.uk closes citing ‘nothing to write about’

The writing is on the wall. Well, it’s not quite on the wall.  It’s actually been re-painted because nobody’s bothered. WorldofNokia.co.uk, one of the well-known Nokia enthusiast sites has shut it’s doors today. In the headline above, I paraphrased the site’s co-founder, Dan Carter.  I should be explicit and say that he didn’t actually say, “there’s […]

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Nokia and Yahoo? Why don’t you f*** off!

That headline, of course, is a tribute to Yahoo’s CEO, Carol Bartz, who was entirely unimpressed with Michael Arrington’s line of questioning thus: Arrington: Is your pitch kind of BS though? Bartz: Steve Jobs came back to Apple in 1997 — the iPod came out 4 years later. 3 years after that is the first […]

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My Kingdom For An iPhone Rival

It’s a shame, it really is. By the end of this week, almost every person in my close family will be sporting an Apple iPhone as their primary communications device. Both my parents, both my parents-in-law, my two brothers, my wife and one of her sisters. Of the 10 people in my immediate family, 8 […]