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[5]: Yes please
by Lennie on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 13:49 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Yes please"
Lennie
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On the name issue:

Tizen will probably marketed as Bada 3.0, which means it is will be a name people recognize.

I have no idea how Tizen will do in the market though.

But why do you think Mozilla called their Boot2Gecko project: Firefox OS

(almost ?) 500 million already are Firefox users, that is why. That is a lot more than Windows Phone users.

By some numbers Windows Phone's on Nokia Lumia sold even less than the Nokia N9 with MeeGo. Which is mostly the same phone.

Windows Phone has also been sold less than Bada:
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/microsoftpri0/2018219341_wind...

Anyway, my real point was. Windows Phone does not sell on cheap smart phones. An alternative can probably only get a good market share if they start at the bottom. You can only start at the top (like Apple did with they introduced the iPhone) if you have something which people consider new. Like smartphones with touchscreen, which was pretty much new then.

It seems the feature phone market of Nokia isn't completely dead either, but it will be dead on a little over a year. Judging by the numbers above.

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