– When will Nokia hold a funeral for Microsoft Windows Phone?
This is the question the Norwegian social media and mobile analyst, Hans-Petter Nygård-Hansen, is asking on his blog hanspetter.info. And he adds: – It is just a question about time before Nokia goes for Android – to survive!
– It is quite ironic to think of the fact that Microsoft actually saved Apple from bankruptcy in 1997. 10 years later, when Apple launched iPhone, Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer did not believe Apple would succeed with their touch phone. The same year Nokia hired Microsoft’s business division top manager, Steven Elop as CEO. One year later, far too late, Nokia chose to lay Symbian and MeeGo dead, to focus on Microsoft Windows Phone. Then, the year after Elop came in charge and the strategy change towards Windows Phone, Microsoft held their own iPhone funeral. Now Windows Phone was meant to conquer the global mobile market once and for all, and as a consequence rescue Nokia from bankruptcy and death, Nygård-Hansen writes (my translation).
So far it has not been any success despite a small growth in market share. The global phone market is still ruled by Android and iPhone. It is now just a question about time when Nokia will understand that they have to go for Android and leave Windows – just to survive.
Read Hans-Petter Nygård-Hansen’s blog post here (in norwegian – use google translate).