Nokia spurned by RIM before settling for Microsoft Windows Phone ’07 – report

iPhone 4 Mix & Match“The battle of mobile ecosystems is now a three horse race: Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android, and Microsoft’s Windows Phone,” Steve O’Hear reports for TechCrunch. “Or so says Nokia CEO Stephen Elop now that the Finnish handset maker has jumped off of a burning platform into Redmond’s arms.”

MacDailyNews Take: That’s like saying a battle of the bands is now between The Beatles, a disorganized Beatles tribute band, and The Insane Clown Posse.

O’Hear continues, “However, TechCrunch Europe has learned that Nokia did indeed explore a partnership with RIM, which would have seen Nokia smartphones running BlackBerry OS. According to our well-placed sources, discussions between the two companies took place as Nokia in parallel explored the Google and Microsoft options. How far those discussions went isn’t entirely clear, although our source says that RIM wasn’t interested, but either way the fact that they took place at all is intriguing in itself. Not least because Elop has since attempted to airbrush out RIM’s place in the competitive landscape.”

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  1. Hahahahaha…hahahahahaha…hahahahahaha…hahahahahahahaha….

    Nokia spurned by RIM.


    Are you like me that has had his laugh-o-meter broken?

    Who in his right fricking mind would even think of RIM as a potential partner in the smartphone universe. This isn’t jumping from a burning platform into frigid waters below. It’s jumping off a cliff right into a cesspool with lumps of brown RIM-tard turd floating about on the surface.

    RIM shot toilet humor no doubt.

  2. Isn’t it amazing how RIM is not even considered a player anymore? Think about it, they are Canada’s biggest company, and before the iPhone, were the definition of a smart phone (Microsoft and Palm don’t count in my opinion as there was hardly anything “smart” about their phones at all).

  3. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Believing something does not make it true. Neither does disbelieving something make it false.Stephen Elop (and MrMcLargeHuge ) can believe that RIM is no longer relevant, but I’ll leave it for the future to decide. This race is far from over.

    1. You have a point. RIM is still #2 in terms of profit, so they’re not out of it yet, they just seem to have lost consumer mindshare in my opinion. If business starts dropping them, then they’ll be hurting.

  4. That’s like saying a battle of the bands is now between The Beatles, a disorganized Beatles tribute band, and The Insane Clown Posse.

    Fscking smart phones, how do they work?

  5. Who’s gonna believe Nokia asking RIM?! Just too stupid.

    Anyone want to guess how long Elop is going to stay at Nokia? Not for long at least, my Finnish brethren are not that stupid……. are they?

  6. Regarding WebOS: the fact that HP is going to install it on all of their PCs in addition to their phones and tablets gives me some reason to believe it will be around for more than another year. HP is, after all, the company that ships the most Windows PCs in the world.


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