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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by Morgan on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 23:05 UTC
Morgan
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At this rate I'll never have a WP8 phone. Microsoft is betting the farm on Nokia, and Nokia pretends CDMA never even existed, so the chance of seeing a WP8 device on Sprint at this point seems to be nonexistent.

And yes, I've heard the rumors of a CDMA Nokia device being tested in Asian markets, but that's been over a year ago and was a flimsy two-paragraph "report" to begin with.

Even assuming that every current WP7 user is dedicated to upgrading devices with the WP8 release, that's still only 4% of the smartphone market. Here in the U.S., that number is spread among two major Windows Phone carriers, both GSM based. I just don't see that as a sustainable base. maybe it will fare better in global markets where GSM is the standard.

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