Nokia blue screen is what Nokia users will get now. Certainly not a good move for Nokia. The only beneficiary of the partnership will be Microsoft. Nokia has always had a good and respected name until now. Nokia has been a company of trust and values. This may change now.
Google Android OS would have definitely been a better option.
i thought that Nokia should go with Andriod but looking at Nokia's long term strategy i think that this move of Nokia to go with Microsoft can turn out to be a milestone for both Nokia and Microsoft. According to Nokia's CEO, he does want to become another Android phone maker but give competition to Apple OS and google OS. Windows OS has not been popular to the smartphone customers and US market has not been warm to Nokia. This marriage of two untouchables can turn out to be a miraculous one. Only time can tell!
good point, and yes i feel the same too there might be a twist in the tale awaited for all the consumers. Microsoft and Nokia will definitely be planning for something big to sustain themselves in the mobile phone market.
I totaly agree with your view , if we compare Windows ce with Androind , Androind is the winner not only for the stability that it has , but has a complete different philosophy . Windows is a closed operating system in the other hand Androind is an Open system.
Yes you have a point about that , but try to remember when the first windows platform came how many security problems had comparing to Unix/Linux, it is something that they can fix and I think they will.
People love the principle of 'security by obscurity'. As long as there are no known breaches and mass loss of information or privacy, users will turn a blind eye to it. I hope the developers are using the extra time to patch up the apparent holes.
By adopting Windows OS, Nokia actually gave it a new life. Consider a scenario where Nokia would adopt Android OS, the total market share of Andriod OS would jump through the roof and windows would diminish with time. All know this and i am sure Nokia would have cashed this a big time. Nokia will use the money and favor from Microsoft to first enter the US market and simultaneously cut their software related costs.
Now, on a longer term, Nokia (or Mr. Elop) has 3 years to make the marriage work otherwise there is always an option of switching to Android. As every business related decision, there are risks that Windows OS might not be as popular as others but then who is at a bigger risk: Nokia or MS? I think MS knows that it needs to break the barrier (and conception that Windows can not provide a reliable platform) to enter the smartphone market, which is going to be huge business in coming years. Now with that much stake at hand for MS, Nokia has an advantage to be with MS than with Android right now.
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