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Nokia: “Success requires speed. We will be swift”

Nokia: “Success requires speed. We will be swift”

In an open letter from Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer published today, the two chief executives promise to "disrupt" other mobile ecosystems, "overcome" challenges and "be swift" in their implementation of Windows Phone 7 on Nokia hardware. "Together," the letter claims, "we see the opportunity, and we have the will, the resources and the drive to succeed."

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Nokia announces Windows Phone partnership

Nokia announces Windows Phone partnership

Nokia has announced a partnership with Microsoft, adopting Windows Phone as its primary smartphone platform. In the process, Symbian will become a "franchise platform", while MeeGo will be an open-source, mobile operating system project; Nokia still expects to ship a MeeGo device later in 2011, but the platform will be considered as for "longer-term market exploration of next-generation devices, platforms and user experiences."

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Nokia CEO: “It’s not just differentiation but sustainable differentiation”

Nokia CEO: “It’s not just differentiation but sustainable differentiation”

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has insisted that the decision over the company's future platform strategy must enable long-term viability and partnership opportunities, rather than simply a short-term rescue to the company's finances in 2011. "It's not just differentiation but sustainable differentiation" the new chief-exec told AllThingsD in an interview last week, running through the pros and cons of MeeGo, Android and Windows Phone 7 as the potential suitors for Nokia's well-esteemed hardware.

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Google VP snipes at Nokia with turkey trash talk

Google VP snipes at Nokia with turkey trash talk

Google VP of engineering Vic Gundotra has made what seems to be a dig at Nokia ahead of the company's Capital Markets Day event on Friday, February 11, taking to Twitter to suggest that "#Feb Two turkeys do not make an Eagle". The snub would certainly appear to suggest that any talks between Nokia and Google haven't resulted in the Finnish company adopting Android as its platform salvation.

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Nokia N9-00 reportedly axed as MeeGo flails

Nokia N9-00 reportedly axed as MeeGo flails

Nokia has reportedly cancelled its first MeeGo smartphone project, believed to be the N9-00 QWERTY-toting slider first spotted midway through 2010. Reuters' sources couldn't give a reason for the decision to axe the phone, though a leaked memo believed to be the handiwork of Nokia CEO Stephen Elop blames slow delivery of new products, poor internal communications and lackluster leadership for the fact that only one MeeGo device might reach the market by the end of the year.

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Nokia “Standing on a burning platform” says CEO memo

Nokia “Standing on a burning platform” says CEO memo

As indications of comfort-levels with your current cellphone software go, describing the situation as "standing on a burning platform" doesn't exactly suggest contentment. That, according to leaky voices finding their way to TechCrunch, is the title of Nokia CEO Stephen Elop's latest internal memo, in which he concludes with the metaphor of someone jumping off a platform "into the unknown to avoid certain death."

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