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]: I doubt it is Android...
by cdude on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 10:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I doubt it is Android..."
cdude
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> I think there's room for one more ecosystem.

We have Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Bada, Symbian. All of them are doing much better then WP.

Soon we have Tizen and Firefox OS. I would assume they will do better too.

How much more ecosystems you need?

> WP8 should do away with most of the limitations. The developer base is there

Looking at the WP7 store indicates that the developers are not there, They are ignoring WP. That ecosystem is so irrelevant that not even Angry Birds would exist for it if Microsoft did not have payed lots of money for it.

Looking at the partners that announced WP8 devices it seems the industry does not believe that Microsoft is going to make it. That is why Microsoft did Surface themself. No partner was willing to make that for them and burn cash once more.

Edited 2012-07-03 11:02 UTC

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