Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jul 2012 18:32 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia just posted its quarterly results - including shipped devices - and it's not looking good. Massive losses, sales dropping, and no growth in Lumia sales in the US. The company is losing money hand-over-fist, and with Windows Phone 8 still months away, the company warns the next quarter will be just as bad.
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by chithanh on Sun 22nd Jul 2012 15:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Well..."
chithanh
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That's an astute observation, but it also means that Nokia could have only escaped the relegation to mere handset maker by staying on a self-owned platform. If Nokia went with Android they would be an Android one-trick-pony instead of a WP one and fight for the Android platform. To escape this lockdown they would have to offer both, Android and WP handsets. This would mean that Nokia becomes something like another Samsung. Now, that doesn't look too bad at first glance, but 1. that's not what Nokia thinks it is and 2. that's not what Nokia can be.

I don't think that Nokia would have been forced to do that.

At the time when Elop took over, Nokia was bigger than Samsung. And Samsung offers Android, Bada, WP7 and soon Tizen smartphones.

So there is no reason why Nokia couldn't offer Android, MeeGo, Symbian and WP7. The addition of their navigation and cloud services would have been enough to distinguish them from the crowd. They could even offer MeeGo and Android on the same hardware thanks to the Linux kernel.

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