Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Feb 2012 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless How many N9's did Nokia sell, and how many Lumias did Nokia sell? It's an interesting thing to ponder, because estimates by Tomi T. Ahonen seem to indicate that, despite decidedly undermarketing the thing, the N9 faired considerably better in the marketplace than the Lumia did.
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Comment by PieterGen
by PieterGen on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 10:12 UTC
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For Nokia it would be wise to have 2 operating systems. In this case WindowsPhone and Meego. Look at Samsung. Android is of course very important for them, but they don't want to have all eggs in one basket. Enter: Tizen and WindowsPhone. Plus, that way they can cater more market segments.

WindowsPhone was a good choice for Nokia. The Android space was already taken by Samsung and others, iOS is of course exclusively Apple, BlackBerry is a sinking ship, which leaves WindowsPhone as the only alternative.

Plus: Windows is still King in the corporate world. If Microsoft manages to make phones & tablets that are sexy and integrate well with their Outlook, Office, Sharepoint etc. than they have a winner. Sysadmins will love it. But Nokia will need either some sort of exclusivity from Microsoft or a special Nokia Look&Feel WindowsPhone, in order to differentiate from the competition. I don't see that happening yet......So that is a setback.

As I said, there a plenty Android phones now. So for a 2nd OS, Meego would be a great choice. Or actually, ANY full Linux OS. Why not partner with Ubuntu? The question would then of course be if Microsoft will let Nokia offer both WindowsPhone devices AND Linux devices ?

Edited 2012-02-02 10:13 UTC

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