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PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless A perennial question that revolves around Nokia is: why didn't it choose to go with Android to replace Symbian when it decided to kill that as its smartphone operating system in late 2010?
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chithanh
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2006-06-18

While Elop's decisions might not have been the best for Nokia, I think that he genuinely believed that Nokia could make the transition to Windows Phone a success.

My theoriy is that he believed the analysts who made ridiculous forecasts regarding Windows Phone sales. For example this one from IDC[1] who projected in 2011 that WP would pass iOS and reach 20.9% share in 2015 - a prediction that has later been revised to 11.4% in 2016. And that was by far not the most absurd prediction[2].

[1] http://www.neowin.net/news/2017-forecast-windows-phone-at-127-1bn-a...
[2] http://www.pyramidresearch.com/points/item/110509.htm

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