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 azrael29a on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 22:35 UTC in reply to "backup plan"
azrael29a
Member since:
2008-02-26

Well, using another new OS that has zero market share (Tizen, WebOS, Firefox OS) would definitely be worse than using Android. At least they would have a phone that has an ecosystem appealing to the users. Network effects are playing a huge role here.

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RE[2]: backup plan
by 0brad0 on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 00:30 in reply to "RE: backup plan"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

Well, using another new OS that has zero market share (Tizen, WebOS, Firefox OS) would definitely be worse than using Android.


Can't say as I agree. The other OS they were working on before WP7 had better sales than the WP7 phones and had a whole lot more potential. Being another Android vendor is a bad idea.

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RE[3]: backup plan
by Delgarde on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 02:41 in reply to "RE[2]: backup plan"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Being another Android vendor is a bad idea.


Maybe, but it still beats the alternative. Because in a world where mobile developers code for iOS and Android and ignore WP, they're certainly not going to bother supporting a new and unproven Nokia-only platform.

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RE[3]: backup plan
by Soulbender on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 04:15 in reply to "RE[2]: backup plan"
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2005-08-18

Being another Android vendor is a bad idea.


Yes but it's the backup plan. Spending loads of money on something like Tizen or WebOs would have been a good primary plan but it would be an awful backup.

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