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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 (HEX:NOK1V) stock into a deeper tailspin, the executive ranks were rustled and a new chairman -- Risto Siilasmaa -- was installed.

Speaking with, a Finnish news site, the new chairman said that Symbian is, for all intents and purposes dead.  He comments, "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 -- the PureView -- with the now effectively end-of-life Symbian Belle.

Nokia, which has seen modest success with its distinctive Lumia 900 LTE handset, is hopeful that Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) upcoming 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 paying royally 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.

Source: YLE

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Nokia needs to woory about hardware first
By bull2760 on 7/2/2012 12:53:06 PM , Rating: 1
Let me just say this, as a x-Lumia 900 user Nokia needs to concentrate on quality hardware before worrying about Windows OS on their phones. In 5 months I went through 4 Lumia 900's because of hardware issues, that's right count them 4. I will never buy a Nokia brand phone again, as far as I'm concerned Nocrapia is dead to the world. First phone had the data issue, so took it back to get a new one (The replacement didn't have the patch I had to install it myself.) Second phone the speaker phone died. Third phone was related to severe lag when using the keyboard, where when typing it would take several seconds for the touched key to display the letter typed. The 4th phone arrived DOA. That is when I said enough is enough and went back to an iPhone. Not only is Nokia hurting themselves, but they are dragging Microsoft down with them. I loved the interface of the Windows Phone 7 OS, just could stand all the issues with the hardware. In the end I hope Microsoft abandons Nokia and partners with someone more capable of building a quality phone.

By Wolfpup on 7/2/2012 1:28:13 PM , Rating: 2
Nokia used to be rock solid-best there was. I wonder if that's changed?

I do like Windows Phone 7 pretty well, and the changes Windows Phone 8 brings sound awesome...and like they should have launched 3 years ago, but still...pretty cool, save for how they're not supporting it on current hardware!

By Belard on 7/2/2012 3:58:26 PM , Rating: 1
I like the WP7 interface on phones myself (Windows8 metro on desktops computers still sucks the big one).

But there were other options. go to youtube and check out "launcher 7" - I use this on my 2 year old Android. Its the WP7 interface for Android. I love it. And it does a few tricks MS-WP78 doesn't BUT SHOULD:
1 - Custom color per tile (if wanted). So my PHONE tile is green, while my basic tiles are red or blue or whatever. Sticks out big time.

2 - Tile Rotation. Yep, looks VERY COOL... makes no sense that MS didn't do this.

So it looks like the HTC ONE X will be my next phone and on day 1, I'm going to put launcher 7 on it. Also, the ALL APPS page is editable... so I can HIDE the at&t crap or any thing else that I don't use or can't un-install.

I looked at iPhones again... I'm happy with my ipad... but iPhones glass back and high-theft rates AND non-customized UI has me stay with Android.

PS: Sorry to hear about the Lumia problem. Samsung has their issues too. I was looking to get a Lumia, but I prefer the size of the 800, which isn't carried by at&t or anyone (stupid of them). Maybe people DON'T want a phone that is huge.

RE: Nokia needs to woory about hardware first
By UNHchabo on 7/2/2012 4:59:12 PM , Rating: 4
The Lumia 900 wasn't released publicly until April, but you said you had it for 5 months... did you have pre-release version of the phone?

By Manch on 7/2/2012 6:14:51 PM , Rating: 2
replace 2760 with $h!t and you have your answer

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