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Nokia at the Edge; CEO Stephen Elop Pissed Due to Lack of Innovation

Written on February 09, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Still familiar with Nokia? Or when it comes to phones you only hear the words "Apple" and "Google?"

If there’s any indication that a company is dwindling into the void of defeat, it’s the successes of its fiercest rivals in a category the previous has triumphed for almost a decade. This seems to be true in ’s point of view, as the once-juggernaut of the mobile industry starts to lose its luster against the smartphones of and the . And CEO is starting to get pissed that they haven’t made any real innovation ever since the first come knocking on the mobile market in 2007.

“The first iPhone shipped in 2007, and we still don’t have a product that is close to their experience. Android came on the scene just over 2 years ago, and this week they took our leadership position in volumes. Unbelievable.”

Apple and Android has led the smartphone category as long as we can remember, and even though Nokia has been making efforts in trying to atleast get its feet back up on a race of innovation and user-experience, their lack of software to hardware coordination usually leaves their products half-baked and unenjoyable to the consumers. A good example of that is Nokia’s , where despite heavy ad campaigns and marketing strats, they still fail to leave a mark or even threaten the perennial winners.

Stephen Elop has recently issued a 1,300-word memo to Nokia employees, and it looks like they’re ready to take bold and risky moves to try help Nokia take back its former glory. And we say goodluck to that.

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