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Nokia Plan B Was Just a Hoax 142

suraj.sun writes "There's been a lot of chatter about a 'Nokia Plan B' over the past 48 hours — the site was put up by nine young investors who outlined an audacious plan to rally shareholders, get themselves elected onto Nokia's board, and radically change the company's direction by firing Stephen Elop and committing massive resources to MeeGo. There's just one problem, though: the nine young investors don't really exist — according to the last tweet on the @NokiaPlanB Twitter account, it was all a hoax perpetuated by 'one very bored engineer who really likes his iPhone.' Ouch. That explains why the now-defunct site abruptly gave up the cause this morning after just 36 hours of existence."
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Nokia Plan B Was Just a Hoax

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  • Three horse race (Score:4, Informative)

    by j_l_cgull ( 129101 ) on Thursday February 17, 2011 @09:20AM (#35230962)
    Elop described this partnership as making the smartphone market a three horse race. It is starting to be more like a three legged horse race.

    With the first Nokia/WP phones slated for 2012, there is ample time for one (if not two) updates for iOS phones and a boat load of Android (especially low cost) devices to hit the market. With no meaningful transition (for both customers and developers) from Symbian to WP, why would anybody buy a high end Symbian device today ?

    There has been a lot of chatter about a cheaper iPhone being able to penetrate emerging markets. I suspect unless that device can work without requiring a computer, this will be a non-starter. Android devices have the edge in this regard.
  • Re:Alterior motives (Score:4, Informative)

    by TrancePhreak ( 576593 ) on Thursday February 17, 2011 @01:29PM (#35233976)
    The source of the stockholders is actually inaccurate. He's not a top holder (only worth a million or so, MS worth billions).

Loose bits sink chips.