Elop is my hero.
Nokia....is my synonym for a mobile phone. As much as I like iPhone's elegant design and UI and Samsung's raw power horses, I still think that Nokia makes the best phone hardware, no doubt. I've used Nokia N70, N73, N91, N95, XpressMusic 5800, N8, Lumia 800 and now a Lumia 920. These are the phones I've ever used to date. Now, Symbain wasn't bad at all at the time of N95, in fact it was the best because there was no other. Even when XpressMusic 5800 was launched, I thought it was fantastic, best music phone I ever used. Then came in the revolutionary iPhone, superb. I didn't buy it because I had just bought the 5800 then. Ever since Nokia is on a downward spiral. Symbian was to blame. I was blown away by the the functionality of iPhone when it came out, that pinch to zoom, screen shot and all that stuff. Then I heard the news some time after that Mr. Elop is in charge of Nokia now, I didn't know the guy was. Looking at it now, given the situation he started in, I think he has done wonders. Yes Nokia has shrink in size, but it is more streamlined now. You can't sustain a company if it has lost 80% of its business with the same company size, you need to cut the size to maintain cost effectiveness. That's what Elop did. Now a lot of you criticize Elop's decision to join Microsoft camp, even call him a trojan horse. STFU. Meego was outdated already, meego was basically symbian on steroids, core functionality was the same, it would have fell flat on it's facr, specially when Android and iOS had captured most of the market already. Switching to android would have been a bet, I don't know if it would have paid or not, but a company deep in red needs money to stay afloat and given android's super thin profit margins and fierce competition, Nokia, the premium hardware maker would have been brought down to the level of LG and Samsung. WP and Nokia is a match made in heaven and I bet you my kidney, Microsoft will make it relevant in the mobile phone arena, they did it with xbox in the past.