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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Plan B is Plan A
by Nelson on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 22:59 UTC
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

There is no Plan B. The fact that marketshare has held steady (its actually up 0.1% for a net drop of 0.3% since January) seems to indicate that at the very least, Windows Phone sales are keeping up with Windows Mobile departures.

This should be seen as encouraging news. In key markets around the world when viewed in isolation (Without the skewering from markets they don't yet have a developed launch in), there is actually growth for Windows Phone.

I am still bullish on Windows Phone, and despite my disagreement (because let's call a spade a spade) with Microsoft's ridiculous, stupid, and shameful handling of WP8 OS updates, it will probably have greater traction than WP7 did.

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RE: Plan B is Plan A
by cdude on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 10:53 in reply to "Plan B is Plan A"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

> there is actually growth for Windows Phone.

From 1.4% to 2% thanks to Lumia (2 million sold devices what is what Android does in 2 days!). Source: http://wmpoweruser.com/npd-find-windows-phone-has-2-us-market-share...

For Microsoft that indeed are good news. For Nokia, which did make that happen, its the all time low that is killing them off.

But you are correct. If all the other mobile companies do what Nokia did and survive long enough then WP7 could reach a marketshare of 10% (with Apple taking the other 90% and all other mobile companies are going to die in 1-2 years like it happens with Nokia atm what means in 1-2 years Apple has 100%)!

Edited 2012-07-03 10:56 UTC

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RE[2]: Plan B is Plan A
by Nelson on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 10:59 in reply to "RE: Plan B is Plan A"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

You have zero idea what you're saying.

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RE: Plan B is Plan A
by segedunum on Wed 4th Jul 2012 11:06 in reply to "Plan B is Plan A"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

There is no Plan B. The fact that marketshare has held steady (its actually up 0.1% for a net drop of 0.3% since January) seems to indicate that at the very least, Windows Phone sales are keeping up with Windows Mobile departures.

This should be seen as encouraging news..........

ROTFL.

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RE: Plan B is Plan A
by dsmogor on Thu 5th Jul 2012 10:42 in reply to "Plan B is Plan A"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

There's no plan be bc Elop has had long fired it.
Nokia is now just a place of few casing designers and WP developers.

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