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Insider Report: Elop Canned a Nokia Tablet/Ereader as Soon as He Became CEO

| September 6, 2013 | 151 Replies

DSC02029A former Nokia employee has shared some interesting details on Nokia’s situation prior to appointing Stephen Elop as CEO, as well as some of the decisions he made after coming on board.

One major decision Elop did on almost literally day one of becoming CEO was putting an end to a tablet/E-reader project that Nokia were working on called “Pine”. The device was a Linux based system, where Nokia were teaming up with book providers to get some “interactive content”.

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Regarding Elop’s most famous/notorious decision, which is of course switching to WP rather than Android/Meego or even sticking with Symbian. Apparently the Nokia board had a “strategy team” which helped make these sort of decisions, when Elop asked them what the best choice of action was for Nokia; they ALL agreed that Android was the way to go. Both Elop and Jo Harlow disagreed, and decided to go down the WP route.

Another major canning done by Elop was for the Meltemi, the feature phone OS which we discussed in detail previously; eventually the whole OS project was shelved and the planned features were integrated into the Asha line.

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Thinking of the possibilities of what a Nokia tablet or “e-reader” could have accomplished almost 3 years ago puts a whole new spin on the

 

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Category: Lumia, MeeGo, Nokia, Symbian, Windows Phone

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