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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by kenji on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 18:22 UTC
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So why is Symbian not the backup plan? It has an ecosystem, though it's failing due to Nokia chasing off developers. Surely this could be rectified with a big enough carrot.

Screw android, there are enough OEMs already producing handsets for that bloated pig. Nokia needs to stand out to survive, even if standing out kills them in the end.

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RE: Symbian?
by cdude on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 23:19 in reply to "Symbian?"
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Because of the last 1-2 years. Remember that the Nokia BOD agreed with Elop that Symbian is not more. They produced facts, outsourced to Accenture, fired all there skilled people. Partners left, developers left. That is why Symbian is failing *that* fast now. The platform is dead cause Nokia declared it dead. It cannot just recover to where it was before Elop set it burning. But it could start to grow again from where it is now rather then continue to fall faster and faster.

Doing that means the Nokia BOD made a mistake. An expensive mistake that ruined Nokia. The board will never admit that. They will prevent Symbian or Meego from recovering while selecting whatever else. I would not wonder if they do not even select Android.

Edited 2012-07-03 23:20 UTC

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