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 bouhko on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 00:08 UTC in reply to "backup plan"
bouhko
Member since:
2010-06-24

I don't know. Nokia still has a very good reputation (and well deserved from my consumer experience) of making solid and long-lasting hardware. So maybe they have a card to play.

I would definitely buy a N9 running Android.

Now, sure, by going to Android, they would become "just" another Android phone maker, but that's not worst than the Windows Phone situation.

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RE[2]: backup plan
by phoudoin on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 09:55 in reply to "RE: backup plan"
phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

I don't know. Nokia still has a very good reputation (and well deserved from my consumer experience) of making solid and long-lasting hardware. So maybe they have a card to play.

I would definitely buy a N9 running Android.

Now, sure, by going to Android, they would become "just" another Android phone maker, but that's not worst than the Windows Phone situation.


Logically, they would become not "just" another Android phone maker, but a solid and long-lasting hardware Android phone maker.
And there is a place for such maker.
Add to this a solid long-term firmware upgrade policy, and there is definitively a good place to take eventually.

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RE[3]: backup plan
by dnebdal on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 10:22 in reply to "RE[2]: backup plan"
dnebdal Member since:
2008-08-27

Indeed. I'd really like a good Nokia android phone - they made, and as far as I know still make, really good hardware. They also seem to be quite supportive of OSS and linux internally, so it would make sense on several levels. (I wonder if they'd put Qt on it, if they ever made one?)

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RE[2]: backup plan
by JAlexoid on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 12:18 in reply to "RE: backup plan"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Nokia still has a very good reputation (and well deserved from my consumer experience) of making solid and long-lasting hardware.

They lost it with N95's long list of issues.

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RE[3]: backup plan
by henderson101 on Wed 4th Jul 2012 10:40 in reply to "RE[2]: backup plan"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

They lost it as well by totally fumbling Maemo. Totally. There was no single Maemo/Meego device released by Nokia that wasn't buggy as heck and had support dropped in exactly the same way as WP7 in a similar timeframe (give or take 6 months.) This is just how Nokia works.

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