re: Nokia's Time Running Out, Analysts Say
Nokia is doomed on two counts. A) Microsft as a brand is DEAD, DEAD DEAD to consumers as a high end OS (OF ANY KIND). It's an acceptable OS as a "free" OS you get with whatever device but no one goes out f their way to buy anything MS. They'll buy an Xbox to play COD - but no one buys an XBox because MS; name is on it. Buy a WIN PC? If it's $400 or below - same with WIN mobile OS - it's worth exactly $0 to the value placed on a smartphone. At last with PC's, the next closest choice is $500 away with a mac so WIN PC are a cheap choice - a luxury of sales not afforded with smartphone because of Android. WIn Mobile is a long distance from Android in app counts and in making people learn a 100% new OS - with Android, you have an acceptable copy of IOS. and B) Of course Nokia chose WIN Mobile - who else would pay them to use their OS? Plus, their arrogance is that with the Nokia name stamped on the front, people would buy any OS (never mind the low res screen, camera and annoying block OS) ... unfortunately, WIN OS might surpass BB in market share but will never break more than 5-8% smartphone market share.