Old, but still relevant. Nokia's product timing reminds me of Palm. And Microsoft's commitment to the "strategic partnership" seems schizophrenic. The 800 lb. gorilla is sitting by meekly and leaving all the heavy lifting of selling the platform to the public to Nokia. Doesn't Nokia have enough in it's plate?
"Whereas RIM lacked the right product, Nokia actually developed the sorts of devices that consumers are gobbling up today. It just didn't bring them to market."
From the product perspective, Nokia has never stopped innovating. There are so many clues that the main street media is missing. Nokia has a device that will in some way be be revolutionary. It will be here next year. The operating system won't even matter. It's the product that will drive the sales. How many people bought an iPhone because of the OS? Not Many. They bought it because it was cool.