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Is Nokia’s shift to Windows Phone a good thing for Finland? | Nokia Windows Phone

Is Nokia’s shift to Windows Phone a good thing for Finland? | Nokia Windows Phone | Finland | Scoop.it
I’m making the rounds in Finland to survey its mobile tech scene (disclosure: FinnFacts paid for my trip) and it was somewhat surprising to hear that the country’s software industry may see Nokia’s shift to Windows Phone as a big opportunity. I say it’s surprising because there has been a lot of (deserved) doom and gloom because the move is leading to the layoff of 7,000 people...
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Spectrum Sprint Gameplay on WP7

Turku, Finland — June 15th, 2011 — Finnish independent game developer Ludibrium Ltd announced today the launch of their second Windows Phone 7 game Spectrum Sprint. The game is available world wide for free on the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.
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Nokia doesn’t have a Plan B ready in case Windows Phone fails » Unwired View

Nokia doesn’t have a Plan B ready in case Windows Phone fails » Unwired View | Finland | Scoop.it
While being interviewed on CNBC yesterday, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop was asked what Nokia’s ‘Plan B’ is, what it expects to do in case Windows Phone 7 doesn’t take off, or if Nokia’s WP7 devices won’t sell well. A pretty reasonable question, but one that got a pretty troubling answer.

Elop said: “Plan B is to make sure that Plan A is very successful”. Obviously, if there was a Plan B discussed internally, Elop wouldn’t say what it was on television, not now before any WP7 Nokia devices even shipped. Doing that would totally undermine Nokia’s WP7 strategy.
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