Looks like Nokia's feet are burning. I have not been on a burning platform, oil or otherwise but I can guess the situation. After years of reigning as the king of mobile, which gave us many a handsets and the N-series the first ever truly mobile handhelds I loved, Nokia fell behind, like a car which has run out of fuel during a NASCAR race. It is a dramatic and dynamic mobile market.
Nokia CEO correctly identifies short falls of the technology platform and points out how Apple is taking over from the higher end of the marked while Android is starting from the middle, traveling in 360 degree direction. He also points out Chinese manufacturers dishing out low end handhelds at an alarming rate and eating into Nokia's dominance in the developing countries.
But I also had to laugh, even he failed to see what is out in the day light, until Moody's and Standard and Poor dropped Nokia's credit rating. Then only this famous memo came out.
I wonder how long it will take him to realize that Nokia is on a burning platform, wearing burning pants. It has been more than four years since I bought a Nokia N-810, which is still at work as a remote sensing device for one of my research projects and I have not had a Nokia hand set in more than 10 years. So Nokia, if your oil platform is on fire does make me wince and sad to see the way once a giant falling, because we are going green
The burning memo