I agree, the only way Nokia is getting out of trouble is by making sure that their choice of mobile OS platform gets accepted by the masses. It seems to be a far fetched goal but it can happen based on new interface and features being introduced.
Similarly, apps also play a key role in determining the sales of smartphones. If there are plenty of free apps available people will generally be pulled towards the smartphone.
I think that Microsoft needs to be having serious talks with Verizon and they need to look at bringing some "wow" to their OS. If they can bring in something that draws people away from either having an Android or Apple, there will be a lot of future business. Many people don't like the fact that there is a duopoly, and this is the move that could help Nokia become a major player again.
Yes, indeed. Microsoft is the underdog in the operating systems markket. That, at lease is the impression. However, how could Microsoft be the underdog in a plot where it holds no power except for its own inability.
Hi Bolaji, I wouldn't count Microsoft out in the smart phone market.I have heard very positive feedback on their latest Windows Phone OS.Just like in the browser wars, they weren't the first to get to market, but they dominated in time.
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