Nokia’s chairman Risto Siilasmaa hints at the time of live television appearance that Nokia has back up plan in development that could help to save it if everything crashes with its window phone business. Siilasmaa did not say what the program is, restated stance of Nokia CEO Stephen Elop that plan B is that plan A is very essential.
Nokia decided to take Microsoft’s windows phone platform in February of last year and transferred its first such smartphones to market in the November of last year. Now there is four models exist in the market of it, the Lumia 900, Lumia 800, Lumia 710 and Lumia 610. The Lumia 900 is now available for sale in the United States through AT&T and 710 is being sold in U.S via T-mobile but rest of two are being sold overseas.
Nokia has handled to move various million of devices in six months they have been available, but it is being sold more symbian phones. In first quarter of the year, Nokia shipped 2 million windows mobiles and 12 million Symbian mobile.
Symbian, no doubt is the Nokia’s old and out dated platform that’s eventually abandoning. Nokia is not only smatphone manufacturer facing challenges.
Window phone 8 codenamed “Apollo” introduced this fall and timed well with broader found of Microsoft windows 8 platform.
Nokia has agreed to window phone 8 and will surely introduce new devices later this year to go with new platform’s debut.
Now has already carried on one huge mistake relate to window phone 8, through admittedly, Microsoft’s doing. None of its present window phones will be modified to the new platform. That is bad news for early purchasers who carried a chance on Nokia Lumia line.
They may realize burned regarding the lack of support from a company that very badly requires hold customers. Instead, Nokia will provide windows phone 7.8 which gets new platform revised start screen to The Nokia’s Lumia 900. Thus, what on earth is contingency plan of Nokia?
If window phone remains unsuccessful to help turn Nokia around, it has to get Android. Nokia may be insane if it is not working on Android smartphones. Despite the fact that such a action would put the cost thin development resources and finally, may be scrapped.
It is the only hope by which Nokia can expect to successfully sell smartphones if consumers do not start to adopt windows phon en masse.