Re: It could have been so different
Um, what exactly did he do to benefit MS?
MS wanted to Borg a phone manufacturer to raise their WP installed base, as most of their usual OEMs were flocking to Android. Nokia had one of the largest shares in the smartphone market, and somehow MS thought all those Nokia users would keep buying Nokia even if the OS was switched to Windows Phone. Instead, it was "Palm: The Sequel" as everyone just flocked to Android or iOS.
He did what the mothership ordered him to do, now if that was good for MS is an entirely different matter.
Flames because of burning platforms, get it?