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[3]: backup plan
by cdude on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 10:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: backup plan"
cdude
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Well, its not the hardware that sells but the complete product what includes hardware, software and everthing around to bring it to the customers.

Samsung is doing so well cause there complete products are so good. Its not like they only take Android and build hardware around but they put lots of efforts into extending Android and making software and hardware into a finished product that beats all its competition like just happened with the S3.

Nokia will have a hard time to hire skilled Android people to offer something similar. I mean who likes to work for a dying company that is changing strategy every few months and fires its developers when doing so? They need to put lots of money into that to convince high talented people to join them.

But Nokia does not have the money. When WP8 hits market till proven that it failed too Nokia burned most of its cash. Nokia is rated junk so they will have a hard time to get new cash.

I doubt they already have something in there labs. I doubt they can get a competing Android device done in time before running out of cash. I doubt they have the talent left to make that work. I doubt plan B is going to work. Its to late and to much was burned to still turn around successfully.

Edited 2012-07-03 10:45 UTC

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