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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ms kinda killed nokia anyway
7/2/2012 2:14:25 PM
ms announced that windows 8 will not work on the current phones, current generation (including top of the line lumia 900) will get only 7.8
after that declaration, whats the point to buy now a wp ? all dev will move to win 8 applications, marketplace for 7.8 will be largely unsupported.
kinda a bad move unless microsoft intend to buy nokia.
RE: ms kinda killed nokia anyway
7/2/2012 4:00:41 PM
WP7 still uses WindowsCE OS for its kernel.
WP8 uses Windows NT as its kernel! YEP! So the OS needs more horse power and higher costs to run. (not so smart).
WART devices are also NT of course. Oops, MS screwed their partners so most likely on the MS tablet will be the only WART device that is not a phone.
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