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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RE[2]: I doubt it is Android...
by No it isnt on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 00:05 UTC in reply to "RE: I doubt it is Android..."
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I think there's room for one more ecosystem. iOS was doing great even when it was very small compared to today. The problem with WP7 is that even though it by all accounts has a good UI, the OS underneath it is shit, and depends on various limitations to run well. Although it has loud fans on the internet, anyone with half an eye can see that neither software nor hardware is nearly as capable as the competition (even the cameras of the WP7 phones are distinctly third-tier): you simply get much, much less for the money. Add in the dependency on Zune to sync with a computer, and it just doesn't seem very tempting.

WP8 should do away with most of the limitations. The developer base is there (with good tools), and developing for smartphones is a bit like playing a lottery anyway: it's low investment, low return, unless you get a winning number. It might become a success.

Then again, what do I know, I own an N9. Perhaps all the consumer wants is 600 000 fart apps and Words With Friends.

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