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 tbutler on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 03:51 UTC in reply to "RE: I doubt it is Android..."
tbutler
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Well, if Samsung is essentially the only OEM making money off of Android, which is the current state of things, why would Nokia want to move more phones without profit? It is something akin to selling standard Windows PCs... a race to the bottom. Dell and HP move a lot of volume, but their PC businesses aren't what is keeping them afloat.

Striking a different course, something less commoditized is the key to making money, unless Nokia is certain it can out Samsung Samsung... and I doubt that they can. Frankly, the fact that Nokia has continually labeled its MeeGo project as an experiment may yield credence to this too... they know they have something there that everyone was in awe over. Nokia could be quietly lining up major names to support a mass market push, not unlike how Samsung viewed bada before merging it into Tizen.

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