Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 22:17 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia board chairman Risto Siilasmaa went on a Finnish television show, and stated that while he is confident in Windows Phone 8, the company does have a back-up plan if it doesn't work out. Speculation aplenty - what is this backup plan? The answer's pretty easy, if you ask me.
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Plan B is Plan A
by Nelson on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 22:59 UTC
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There is no Plan B. The fact that marketshare has held steady (its actually up 0.1% for a net drop of 0.3% since January) seems to indicate that at the very least, Windows Phone sales are keeping up with Windows Mobile departures.

This should be seen as encouraging news. In key markets around the world when viewed in isolation (Without the skewering from markets they don't yet have a developed launch in), there is actually growth for Windows Phone.

I am still bullish on Windows Phone, and despite my disagreement (because let's call a spade a spade) with Microsoft's ridiculous, stupid, and shameful handling of WP8 OS updates, it will probably have greater traction than WP7 did.

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