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: backup plan
by segedunum on Wed 4th Jul 2012 11:01 UTC in reply to "backup plan"
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When they're competing against Samsung, HTC and Motorola using Android as a backup plan is pretty pathetic. Down goes Nokia. Pretty sad.

It's the only option they have. They knew they had to do something with Symbian for about ten years. Nothing happened. They had the Meego/Moblin option with Qt for development and they sat around and did nothing while Android built up an application base. Their response was to switch to an even more obscure platform in Windows Phone they had no say in rather than actually do some work and control their platform. At least with Android they can 'semi' control their platform.

If they stick with Windows Phone as they are they go down. If they switch to a platform providers want to sell and people want to buy, with all the applications there are on Android, they just might survive as a shadow of their former selves. That's about it though. The final nails have already been driven home by Elop.

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