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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Windows Phone May Still Be A Winner
by runjorel on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 23:34 UTC
runjorel
Member since:
2009-02-09

While Android would probably make the most business sense, I think another Android device on the market is just that...another android device.

I think what will grow the Windows Phone 8 market is when Surface, Windows 8, XBox, and Windows Phone 8 are all out and about. I think once people start to see a complete eco system out there, Windows Phone 8 will be more attractive. Right now it seems that Windows Phone just sticks out like a sore thumb in the line up of other things. Plus I think once it gets to a point to where I can install a metro app on my desktop and the mobile version gets installed on my phone at the same time...that would attract people. Assuming the necessary apps get ported to Win8/WP8 of course.

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cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

> just that...another android device.

Cause Android is what sells well and brings money in. WP not as you can see in Nokias Q1/2012 numbers.

> I think once people start to see a complete eco system out there, Windows Phone 8 will be more attractive.

I think too that WP8 will be more attractive then WP7. But I do not think they can catch up with iPhone and Android any time soon.

For xbox and WP: As proven by Sony the Android Sony Playstation ecosystem is not a killer. Gamers are not going to buy a phone to play the latest Unreal Tournament on a 3x3 pixel screen.

For Windows 8 you need to differ between the ARM and the Desktop version. They are NOT compatible! Desktop-Software like Adobe Photoshop that runs on Windows 8 Desktop does NOT run on Windows 8 ARM thanks to the new and 100% incompatible Metro-only API on Windows 8 ARM. Windows Phone 8 is using Windows 8 ARM and not Windows 8 Desktop. No ecosystem but fragmentation by design.

Edited 2012-07-03 11:14 UTC

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runjorel Member since:
2009-02-09

I dont think Sony Android and Playstation is a fair comparison. There is a big disconnect in terms of UI and other things between PSN or the OS on the Playstation and Android on Sony devices. Aside from the fact that Sony brand is placed on both products, I am not sure one could definitively tell at a first glance that both products are related. Whereas Windows 8,Windows Phone 8, and Xbox all have concurrency and similar UI's. It is very clear they are apart of the same eco-system.

Regarding Win8RT (Windows 8 ARM) and Win8, I am still not sure this is a problem because most iPad, and other tablet owners, are not running full desktop apps on their tablets. It is very clear that Win8RT is going to be primarily for tablet use. So I don't think people are going to be bothered by this. Will it be confusing that Windows 8 on their desktop acts a little different than their Win8RT Tablet? Yes, but I think people will quickly equate it with how apps are between iOS and OS X and move on.

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