Nokia’s CEO Explains Why HP Bought Palm and webOS

I’m sure he wasn’t thinking specifically of webOS when he wrote this, but Nokia’s CEO Anssi Vanjoki gave the simplest explanation for why HP bought Palm:

Why doesn’t Nokia switch to Android? Because Google’s software represents only a short-term solution that will lead to bigger quandaries down the line, says he. Anssi was even graceful enough to illustrate this point with a vivid example, saying that mobile manufacturers who go the Android route are doing no better than Finnish boys who "pee in their pants" for warmth in the winter. Yeah. We don’t know where to go from here either. To be honest, there’s a legitimate point behind this trash talk, as the FT notes some analysts agree with Anssi that relying on Android as the universal OS may lead to "permanently low profitability" with users failing to distinguish between different brands if they all offer the same experience. [Emphasis added.]

Precisely.

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  1. Where does it say ANYTHING about webOS?

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