His decision to go solo with WP should have been enough to kick him out.
Think about 920 with Android 4.2? Huge hit...
And Goog would have acquired Nokia instead of Motorola, even at twice the price of Motorola, Nokia was a steal for Google, there was so much synergy.
The same way you can not explain why my phone is rebooting itself and there is an army of Lumia 920 and HTC8X reboot itself, should I call you a liar as well? mind you MSFT can not even explain it yet and they wrote this #$%$ OS.
It's a known issue from MSFT so I'm awaiting their fix, I don't think it helps to discuss technical issue with you since you only know to attack personally without discussing logical facts.
Guess what, MSFT is rolling out Office for both iOS and Android, speaking of having this kind of friend who would need enemy. The same differentiation Nokia is offering on Lumia WP can be used on Android such as Pureview, rich recording, camera lenses, navigation, unibody design, puremotion HD+ screen etc.. on top of that Nok engineer has been working on Meego which is Linux base so it shares similarity to Android (also Linux base) therefore learning curve will be much easier, so implement Swipe UI on Android would not be a problem either.
Oh, did I mention WP can not play video purchased from the Xbox store? So much for seemless integration of ecosystem.
Well WP has been around for 3 years so you can not claim that the competition is only between iOS & Android. 3 years of constantly loss of market share to 2% must tell you something about the OS quality despite whatever promises or hopes anyone is telling you.
And guess what, WP OS still does not support stereo recording, so all those good Rich recording mics built in Lumia phones are crippled because they now can only record in mono quality despite of their rich record godsent ability. Oh, and that is because MSFT "ran out of time", and then oh please wait for a few more months for an update to fix this issue or that issue, guess what it's a shame to keep hearing the same #$%$ from MSFT for the last 3 years, have you ever heard any excuses like that from Google?
I see no reason why Nokia could not adopt Android (3 yrs ago) and implement the Swipe UI being used on both Meego and S40 phones on top of Android infrastructure, that would be a killer and would definitely revive NOK.
I still question what is in someone mind to bet the biggest smart device company on an unproven stagnating OS, and guess what that same person is still running Nokia and whatever motive back there to kill Nok is still with him today.
Why do I need you to believe when self rebooting is a known issue admitted by MSFT and they yet still work on how to fix it? This issue applies to both Lumia and HTC WP so it is an OS issue. Since when a strong fan can not speak up the truth in hope to make that company change its course to be better?
Well, did Samsung become one of the million Android makers? Nokia from the start has always been a better hardware maker than Samsung. Ask yourself between a Lumia Android 920 vs Galaxy S3, what would an Android users go for? And Android users are about 80% of smartphone market, so do a math 10% of 80% (yield 8% market) is much much larger than 50% of 2% (yield 1% market). Like I said WP OS is not a feature, not an advantage but it is a disadvantage exchanged for the benefit of $1 billion/ year MINUS royalty fee Nokia paying to use WP ($15/device) = CHUM CHANGE.
I'm a strong fan of Nokia, using Lumia 920 and WP since its debut in 2009. After 3 years in production, MSFT is still offering a cripple OS, lack of apps, my 920 reboot itself more than 10 times a day, this OS is still immature and full of bugs and Nokia has to fight tough battle with one hand chopped. They now can only sell phones based on their hardware and design and HOPE, hope that one day MSFT will deliver a good OS update and that hope has been disrespected in consistently in the past three years.. NOBODY in their right mind want WP, especially since Google released 4.1 with its buttery project.. I repeat for MSFT to make such cripple mobile OS and plotted Nokia's death fate is a DISRESPECT to HUMANITY.
IMO, Elop should be fired first or at least Nokia start making Android devices otherwise such a pitty lame death for a good engineering company, die because it chose not to control its own fate.
On Friday it starts to trade on open market, which is the secondary market. The sell side institutions which are BoA, Citi etc have already guaranteed NOK to receive $1B, therefore Nok does not have to worry about the rest. In regards to those sell side institutions, they will make sure to sell the bond at premium of what they paid Nok, either on open market or deals with other institutions, or they can keep the bonds for themselves.
i think their main purpose is to get the closing price for today in Europe as low as possible, since the convertible premium is 28% of today's average price, convertible price was announced to be $3.38, a bit lower than my expectation so they got their goal accomplished. Now the stock can run back up.
To correct yourself, best case scenario they get to convert @ $3.5/share which equals to 300M additional shares, make total share becomes 4B. AND, that's only if we get over $3.5 which generally is better than current price.