361 Degrees Podcast

A mobile technology podcast from the people behind Wireless Worker, Mobile Industry Review and All About Windows Phone.

A relaxed weekly conversation plus regular live panels and dedicated coverage from industry events. The team discuss - and disagree about - the topics that matter in mobile.

361 Degrees is hosted by Ben Smith of Wireless WorkerEwan MacLeod of Mobile Industry Review and Rafe Blandford of All About Windows Phone.

 

S05E08 - RIP Nokia (Devices & Services division. Subject to regulatory & shareholder approval)

This week the team cover the sale of Nokia's smartphone and feature-phone businesses to Microsoft. Rafe schools us on how and why it really happened and we ask whether someone so knowledgeable about the deal really be blameless... really?

The team reminisce about favourite Nokia phones and wonder how Ben made it to 2013 having never owned an N95. We also pause briefly (very briefly) to discuss how - annoyingly - you need to ignore the realities of proper corporate governance if you want to believe the conspiracy theories.

Goodbye Nokia-branded smartphones and all the best to all those affected by the sale.