Over the past few years Apple and Google have redrawn the map for
smartphones, while Nokia, once the market leader in every aspect of
mobile phone technology, has fallen behind. Earlier this month Nokia
issued a first-quarter profits warning, despite selling two million
The reasons for Nokia’s decline in recent years are well known. The
company invested heavily in operating system research, and spent far
more on software R&D than any of its competitors, but appeared to lack
the focus and direction to make its investments pay. Nokia suffered
not from a lack of imagination or innovation, but a failure to tie the
ends together and bring product to market.
The fall from grace was accentuated by the leaking, in early 2011, of
the “burning platform” memo written by Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, which
prepared the way for the adoption of Windows Phone and the
redundancies that were to follow.
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