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In a no-holds-barred memo to Nokia employees this week, new CEO Stephen Elop has lamented the company’s slow response, first to Apple’s iPhone, and then to the rise of Google’s Android, suggesting it is “standing on a burning platform”

Nokia is replacing its CEO, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, with a top Microsoft executive, Stephen Elop, as the Finnish handset manufacturer seeks to make up for ground it has lost in recent years to rivals such as iPhone-maker Apple and BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion. But already a senior Gartner analyst is questioning the move. “I’m in two minds about this,” says Gartner vice-president Nick Jones.