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Product Details

  • Series: Smartphone Chronicle
  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (May 6, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1482091232
  • ISBN-13: 978-1482091236
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,719,612 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Majeed Ahmad is former Editor-in-Chief of EE Times Asia, a sister publication of EE Times. While being the Editor-in-Chief at Global Sources, a Hong Kong-based publishing house, he also spearheaded magazines relating to electronic components, consumer electronics, and computer, security and telecom products. This is his sixth book on mobile industry. His first five book titles are Smartphone, Mobile Commerce 2.0, Age of Mobile Data, Essential 4G Guide, and The Next Web of 50 Billion Devices. Majeed studied electronics and telecommunications at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. He has worked with blue-chip companies like AT&T, Motorola and Nortel before heading to publishing industry. Majeed has been a technology and trade journalist for more than 19 years. He is currently associated with a number of technology publications as a contributing writer and Editor-at-Large. You can follow him on Twitter at @majeedkamran

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Majeed Ahmad is former Editor-in-Chief of EE Times Asia, a sister publication of EE Times. While being the Editor-in-Chief at Global Sources, a Hong Kong-based publishing house, he also spearheaded magazines relating to electronic components, consumer electronics, and computer, security and telecom products.

Majeed studied electronics and telecommunications at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. He worked with blue-chip companies like AT&T, Motorola and Nortel before heading to the publishing industry. He has been a technology and trade journalist for more than 17 years.

Majeed has authored three books: Smartphone, Business Untethered and Nokia's Smartphone Problem. He is fascinated with technology history and how technology is transforming businesses and society at large.

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This book at times was sloppily written and poorly organized, but offered some interesting insights on where Nokia went wrong in the smartphone race. Like BlackBerry and Microsoft, Nokia was a victim of its own success and stuck with its playbook for too long, Ahmad writes. With its telecom background Nokia was more focused on hardware and specs, rather than software and interface, two of the great strengths of Apple and Android. Despite these strengths, the poor quality of the writing makes this book best suited for industry insiders rather than the general reader.
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By Amazon Customer on January 15, 2014
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This book dates the start of the decline and fall of Nokia from the elevation of Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo to CEO in 2006 - the year before the iPhone launched. Kallasvuo, a lawyer, became CFO of Nokia before becoming CEO. Under his tenure as CEO, Nokia "hired a large number of executives who knew little about mobile technology, media and design," says the book. In Kallasvuo's time as CEO, the recommendations of Nokia's engineers were ignored, the challenge of the iPhone was not met, touch-screens which had been trialled at Nokia years before, were not adopted and the rot set in. Stephen Elop completed the collapse of the iconic Finnish company appartently predicting that he would be seen as a double-agent for Microsoft from where he came to head up Nokia and where he returned after selling the company to Microsoft. This is a fascinating account of an epic disaster which makes you realise how staggeringly stupid top management can be when it isolates itself from the detail of the business it's in.
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I've often wondered what it would look like if I saved all the stories my peers and I wrote on a given topic and compiled them into a book. If the topic was Nokia and smartphones I think it might look a lot like this book from a former colleage at EE Times Asia.

Majeed has done a great job marshalling a wealth of the reporting on this company that once was the king of cellphones. The result makes a useful case study.

As a former editor in chief of EE Times used to tell us, a company that is dominant in one era, typically takes a big fall when a new, disruptive technology comes along. Nokia's story is still being told, but it clearly has taken the fall. Whether it ever gets on its feet again will be the subject perhpas of a follow on.
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By Jambi on August 3, 2013
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How could Nokia have gotten from household name to handset has-been? If you're a Nokia fan or a great smartphone enthusiast, this book is a must-read. It meticulously explores the mobile phone rise as a top dog and innovator of the mobile phone industry--and shockingly sudden drop after the advent of smartphones. Are they sunk forever? This book offers some pretty plausible forecasts on whether Nokia can claw its way to the top of the smartphone market--especially now that it's got Microsoft's support. After all, the mobile industry's full of other one-time innovators and leaders that are now just sheep too. Look at Apple.
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