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Rampant M$-phobic paranoia

Posted 02-12-2011 at 07:21 AM by archtoad6

Originally Posted by archtoad6 View Post
It seems to be official -- from
On 11 Febuary 2011, Nokia entered a strategic alliance with Microsoft, and announced it would replace Symbian and MeeGo with Windows Phone 7. [109] [110] Nokia will, however, retain Symbian for use in mid-to-low-end devices and invest into the Series 40 platform and release a single MeeGo product in 2011.
I almost posted the following at the end of the above post, but I decided that even w/ the disclaimer & color, it is still too far out & too OT. I would have been obliged to report myself to the sub-forum mods for OT stupid ranting. Oops, I am one of the 2 mods assigned to the sub-forum. So in order to keep from setting a bad example, I have put it here in my blog.

<OT paranoia>
Disclaimer: I don't believe this next idea, it's too paranoid; but I find it an interesting speculation, & too much fun not to throw out there:
For the paranoid conspiracy theorists out there: Is "this ex-M$ CEO" Stephen Elop actually an M$ double agent on a secret mission to torpedo MeeGo, strike at Google & Android, & possibly set up the eventual buy-out of Nokia?
</OT paranoia>
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  1. Old Comment
    You could be right. After all, Microsoft has played dirty before.
    Posted 02-12-2011 at 08:57 AM by brianL brianL is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Honestly, maybe this is a good move for Nokia. Much like Motorola having somebody else design their droid device. I used to test all the feature set devices as well as smart phones. Nokia was consistently a joke. Especially their 'n-gage' marketed devices like the N95. Sure they were high end devices and it may have done many things well, but handling J2ME was flaky and the OS felt clumsy. More importantly, if MeeGo was designed for handsets... what are they doing using btrfs as their default file system when it's not done yet? Nokia really does make strange choices. However, Nokia has done a lot, so i guess I can't be too angry. Maybe I'm just disappointed in them. So going to Windows 7 isn't anything different.
    Posted 02-13-2011 at 12:39 AM by lumak lumak is offline
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    Well, there certainly must have been a certain degree of old MS buddy networking going on which may well not be in the best interests of Nokia or it's customers...
    Posted 02-13-2011 at 07:00 PM by rich_c rich_c is offline
  4. Old Comment
    Double oops:

    1) "the above post", i.e. blog entry before this one, was still in "drafts" -- fixed.

    2) I thought I was subscribed to your comments, my apologies for nor approving them sooner.
    Posted 09-19-2011 at 11:35 AM by archtoad6 archtoad6 is offline


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