BARCELONA, Spain – On Tuesday, US tech blog Engadget interviewed Nokia CEO Stephen Elop regarding the strategic alliance with Microsoft to produce devices with the Windows Phone OS. Stephen covers the decision-making process, price points, MeeGo and some of the other frequently-asked questions that have come up here on Conversations, so we thought it was well worth embedding it here…
If you’re short of time, here’s where you should fast-forward to for particular questions:
00:47 – Why not just get rid of Series 40 and push Symbian to lower price points?
01:15 – Nokia’s strategy segments – “mobile phones”, “smartphones” and “future disruptions”.
01: 57 – Will Nokia’s participation allow for Windows Phones at lower price points?
02:40 – How will Nokia keep and grow customers this year and transition customers to Windows Phone?
03:37 – How many Nokia users will transition to Windows Phone devices?
04:10 – What mission was Stephen given when he joined Nokia?
05:06 – How did Stephen’s Microsoft background affect the decision-making process?
05:57 – What’s the value exchange in this deal?
07:17 – How do other Windows Phone OEMs feel about the agreement?
08:06 – Where next for MeeGo?
08:43 – Can MeeGo and Windows Phone devices co-exist?
09:20 – The big question – launch dates?
Of course, we know you have lots more questions. Let us know below.
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