re: Nokia Lumia 928: Elop's Last Hope?
I think you guys get this whole thing about Nokia and Elop backwards (I know I'm talking to someone who doesn't bother to read our posts). I'm pretty amazed that reporting on this is so naive.
Look, the Nokia board didn't look around to find the best CEO candidate, and just happen to find Elop, a man who never ran a corporation, to be the perfect candidate. Anyone who believes that is lacking understanding of how this works.
In this particular case, I can assure everyone, Nokia had already been speaking to Microsoft about using their OS. Elop was hired out of those discussions. Of course he went to Win PhoneGă÷that's why he was hired!
He may not be the greatest CEO, but this wasn't his decision. Does anyone really think that they hired a CEO out of Microsoft, and he just happened to decide, after great thought and reasoning, that Nokia needed to use the OS his former company was selling? Of course not!
So to lay the blame for going to Win Phone instead of Android, as many have done, on him, is wrong.
It may be impossible for Nokia to ever sell enough of these to maintain a major smartphone presence around the world, and the plans on how to crawl back up are mostly his, but not the decision to go with Win Phone, I can almost guarantee that.