The end of UIQ2 January 2009 by Olav Hellesų-Knutsen
The Sony Ericsson owned company UIQ files for bankruptcy according to CEO Johan Sandberg
The Swedish newspaper Sydöstran reported on wednesday that UIQ Ronneby was filed for bankrupcy. CEO Johan Sandber said the owners will not provide any more financial support. Two months ago, the two owners Sony Ericsson and Motorola garanteed for the emploees paychecks, but would not say for how long. The current world economy made it difficult to find investors willing to insert more capital in the company.
Around 200 people was still working for UIQ during the last day of 2008.
History of UIQ
UIQ Technology was very badly managed. The senior managment team were not qualified to run the company and none more so that the CEO. He was an awful manager who would shout at people in front of groups, send emails ccing a number of people really aggressively attacking people with personal remarks. I was quite shocked by the behaviour of the CEO and the lack of experience within the management team. UIQ Technology and Johan Sandberg had an opportunity to be a player in the mobile industry handed to them and they failed time and time again to deliver. What CEO of a company stays as CEO when the company did not make a profit for 8 years!!!!!
TheexUIQemployee on Jan 02
And 2009 UIQ is dead... :) Anyway, it was (and still) is a great platform with good potential for development of apps and games... It handles very well with touchscreen phones :) and can be very useful.. But it a bad thing we won't see any new UIQ phones in the future.
strizlow800 on Jan 02
UIQ could be far more better but we going to miss it for sure :)
Anand on Jan 03
I got one CEO that came close to not making a profit for almost 8yrs - Palm/PalmONE/NEC Palm all had several CEO's that barely made a profit for say 4yrs.
Prom1 on Jan 03
Sad to read this. I like UIQ over S60.
rdt on Jan 04
So the same CEO helms the company and make losses for 8 straight years, no one in the company or no investor(s) had anything to say to that? Wonders how much money this *** has brought home for himself for the past 8 years.
curious on Jan 05
This article was published here almost a year ago, proved to be more that correct...
Nikos on Jan 06
good riddance , UIQ wasnt that good and was slow
charlie on Jan 06
So in the end what's left of Psion (whom started all this) will be gone. Divided amongst SE and Nokia and in the end killed off completely.
EPDM on Jan 07
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