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]: Yes please
by plague on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 13:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Yes please"
plague
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True, but it's very difficult to break into the market with a new OS. Android succeeded in breaking into the iOS monopoly, but no other smartphone OS has even come close to mainstream acceptance. Sure Bada has some marketshare in Asia, but globally it's tiny.
WP7 is bigger than Bada globally and it's still tiny.

I'd like WebOS to succeed, as I think it's a well-designed OS, but it's not very likely, nor is it very likely that Tizen or Firefox OS gain any significant marketshare. Just look at Maemo, Moblin and MeeGo.. All of them pretty much dead in the water. Why would Tizen do any better?

This is why Android, despite it's faults, is the only realistic option. It has the marketshare, and it's not going away anytime soon.

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