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Game of Phones: Nokia’s Burning Platform

February 14, 2012

It’s been a year since the boss of Nokia issued a now famous memo to staff describing their position as being on a ‘burning platform’ and the need to act now.   The action he took was to drop Nokia’s own platforms (Symbian & MeeGo) and to announce an alliance with Microsoft, putting Nokia’s manufacturing capacity behind Windows Phone 7…

The response was varied from those saying it was a good thing, to those saying it was a sign of lack of direction to those saying it was not a good thing.  My feeling?  A year is not yet a long enough time to see how the cards will fall…

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