Having a bad day?

Having a bad day?

Try being involved in Microsoft or Nokia right now.

First Microsoft, who received lots of attention yesterday for all the wrong reasons. The Financial Times compared Windows 8 to “New Coke”….

Microsoft is preparing to reverse course over key elements of its new Windows 8 operating system, marking one of the most prominent admissions of failure for a new mass-market product since Coca-Cola’s New Coke fiasco nearly 30 years ago.

It’s all based on comments from Tammy Reller, head of marketing and finance for Windows, but the FT quote analysts who state that..

..it would be a significant admission of failure..

Meanwhile, big Microsoft partners Nokia are feeling the heat as investors vent their frustration at ex-Microsoft man Stephen Elop. Mr Elop, CEO of Nokia, had to field some rather awkward accusations and questions from investors in the company. At the AGM Reuters states that one shareholder, Hannu Virtanen, told Elop..

You’re a nice guy … and the leadership team is doing its best, but clearly, it’s not enough. Are you aware that results are what matters? The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Please switch to another road.

Elop yet again stated that Windows Phone was the future and they’re not considering any other OS’s. They’ve effectively put it all on black, and there really is no plan B. Investors are happy that costs within Nokia have been reduced, but market share isn’t showing any big increase. Nokia shareholders are getting twitchy.

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  • naughtybudgie

    I just can’t see thet reasoning…A Lumina style Android phone would be beautiful and surely sell well…

    • john

      why would they use a security risk IOS for there phone ???? the only reason people are wanting android is to download cracked apps…

      if they wanted to use it they could have but ask why they didn’t

  • Microsoft will give Nokia whatever they want to keep with Windows Phone, so I can’t see them changing or introducing Android in tandem.
    Nokia account for almost all Windows Phone 8 sales – no-one else even makes a dent, and Microsoft can’t afford to let Nokia leave. I think they’d do anything to keep them.

  • Anonymous

    I’d probably have bought a Nokia phone by now if it were Android based. I was a big fan of the N900 (the maemo one – true geeks phone) even though I never bothered buying one in the end, knowing pretty much from release that Nokia had already fallen way behind in the smartphone race.