Right this week things got a little bit interesting. Ben describes the debate between Rafe and I as, “a little bit heated” in the text below.
I think, at one point, I was screaming words to the effect of, “You’re completely WRONG” at Mr Blandford.
This is, you understand, all in the spirit of a healthy, robust debate.
I went off like a firecracker when Rafe reckoned that Nokia should hit the market with a boring mid-level Windows Phone handset that will (predictably) be torn apart by the media. I was explaining that I want Nokia to arrive with something that, at the very least, gives iPhone a run for it’s money. This is eminently possible.
Blandford was having none of it.
Neither was I.
And so we clashed. A lot.
Now it’s over to the standard introduction and description:
This week we talk about Nokia… How has it come to this and what next for the big firm?
- The history behind the current problems.
- How and why the firm has to change.
- Windows Phone, the new strategy… and the parts which are often forgotten.
- Whether Nokia can recover and what its first Windows Phone device will mean.
It all gets a bit heated this week… Ewan accuses Rafe of not seeing the warning signs and Rafe explains that the Silicon Valley view is too limited. Ben plays referee and offers some dire warnings about the short-term.