Nokia took a long, long time to turn consistent profits into a gigantic quarterly loss, but nobody can be surprised by yesterday's results. With so few (and such lacklustre) products in the pipeline for the past two years, it is remarkable how well it has done for so long, with so little. Last summer I was window-shopping in two …
What a turn-around
Once upon a time I only bought Nokia phones, and would recommend nothing else to my friends and family. Now I would only recommend Nokia to my worst enemy.
As far as corporate turn-arounds go, they're up there with the very worst.
Grafting touch onto Symbian
Nokia did NOT "graft touch onto Symbian."
Symbian had a touch API right from the start in 1998, only Nokia didn't use it (unlike Sony Ericcson)
And by the time Nokia finally got round to wanting to use it, they found it was now buried under multiple layers of S60 spaghetti, hacks, patches and other detritus.
As I've said many times before, don't confuse Symbian with the utter sh!t that is (was) S60.