What Should Nokia Do ?
Tomorrow Nokia will probably announce their demise.
So I’ll write here what Nokia should actually have done. Two years ago at least.
Put Symbian on life support. This is a no brainer but life
support in Nokia context will probably mean a 1000 headcount considering
all the legacy to support.
No more S40. All devices under 150EUR come with
Symbian^2. We all say Symbian is crap but it’s still a lot
better than anything else in featurephone space.
Don’t do 100 phones at a time. Nobody needs to choose from
30 models in a given range. Focus on a much smaller number and
do them well. Nokia knows how to, technically, build good phones.
But it fails at building compelling phones.
And finally, get the Maemo/MeeGo team on top. They seem to be
the only team capable of delivering in interesting product in the
last 2 years, even against the rest of the company. And then make
them integrate Android for everything from midrange to highend.
And meanwhile make them do a MeeGo tablet.
But this is not what Nokia will do.
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