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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cdude
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2008-09-21

> just that...another android device.

Cause Android is what sells well and brings money in. WP not as you can see in Nokias Q1/2012 numbers.

> I think once people start to see a complete eco system out there, Windows Phone 8 will be more attractive.

I think too that WP8 will be more attractive then WP7. But I do not think they can catch up with iPhone and Android any time soon.

For xbox and WP: As proven by Sony the Android Sony Playstation ecosystem is not a killer. Gamers are not going to buy a phone to play the latest Unreal Tournament on a 3x3 pixel screen.

For Windows 8 you need to differ between the ARM and the Desktop version. They are NOT compatible! Desktop-Software like Adobe Photoshop that runs on Windows 8 Desktop does NOT run on Windows 8 ARM thanks to the new and 100% incompatible Metro-only API on Windows 8 ARM. Windows Phone 8 is using Windows 8 ARM and not Windows 8 Desktop. No ecosystem but fragmentation by design.

Edited 2012-07-03 11:14 UTC

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