Nokia: We Have a "Contingency Plan" if Windows Phone Fails
July 2, 2012 8:50 AM
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Could Nokia flip-flop to Android?
After the announcement of
10,000 global job cuts
sent shares of Finnish phonemaker Nokia Oyj.'s (
) stock into a deeper tailspin, the executive ranks were rustled and a new chairman -- Risto Siilasmaa -- was installed.
, a Finnish news site, the new chairman said that Symbian is, for all intents and purposes dead. He
, "Symbian’s market share has come down close to zero."
That makes it all the stranger that Nokia is launching one of its most high end handsets --
with the now effectively end-of-life Symbian Belle
Nokia, which has seen
distinctive Lumia 900 LTE handset
, is hopeful that Microsoft Corp.'s (
Windows Phone 8
wil further drive its receovery. Mr. Siilasmaa says he expects the new OS to be a hit.
But in a surprising comment, he also remarked that Nokia had a "contingency plan" should his company's Windows Phone offerings flop. That admission comes despite partner Microsoft
to prop up the embattled phonemaker.
Customizable tiles in Windows Phone 8
The big question is what that "contingency plan" is. Seemingly the only possibility would be to jump onboard the Android ship. But with Nokia's weak U.S. market penetration the big question is whether that option is even feasible.
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Nokia with iOS?
7/2/2012 10:52:20 AM
In theory it could come to iOS on a Nokia phone?
I am wondering if anybody else could make and sell iOS powered devices...
Apple cannot rule the world, with Nokia they would gain a lot of market share and they would profit from Apps Store.
RE: Nokia with iOS?
7/2/2012 10:57:29 AM
the new iOS 6.0, as I understand, is capable of displaying current apps on a bigger screen (be it 3.999")... but in theory it should be easier to do it to a smaller display too (Nokia phones?) experience would be cripled somehow, but Nokia could keep the aspect ratios of the screens and just go smaller or bigger...
RE: Nokia with iOS?
7/2/2012 11:10:49 AM
The idea that Apple would allow IOS on any other hardware than theirs....is fantasy. Apple has already taken steps to prevent loading their OS on any hardware other than their laptops/desktops (Hackintosh). Apple will NEVER bend to this kind of opening of its controls...unless the DOJ or European communities step in...as with MS and IE years back.
"Intel is investing heavily (think gazillions of dollars and bazillions of engineering man hours) in resources to create an Intel host controllers spec in order to speed time to market of the USB 3.0 technology." -- Intel blogger Nick Knupffer
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