Nokia’s Bad Call on Smartphones (WSJ)

More than seven years before Apple Inc. rolled out the iPhone, the Nokia team showed a phone with a color touch screen set above a single button. Nokia secretly developed another alluring product: a tablet computer with a wireless connection and touch screen.Consumers never saw either device. The gadgets were casualties of a corporate culture that lavished funds on research but squandered opportunities to bring the innovations it produced to market.

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