Remember those days when everyone around you has a Nokia phone? Those were the days, now the future of Nokia is could be worse.
Last week, Nokia and Microsoft announced partnership on their mobile platform, which quickly drew mixed reactions from the mobile tech world. Some said it was a good decision, but most said it is stupid. Even some said that Microsoft had sent a trojan horse, current Nokia CEO Stephen Elop (former Microsoft director) to sabotage and buy Nokia.
Although Nokia is still the best seller of 2010, it is quickly caught up by Apple's iPhone and Google's Android phones, so all Nokia did was pact up with Microsoft, using Windows Phone 7 and dump their popular Symbian completely.
For me, it is Goodbye for Nokia right now. Here's why:
- Windows Phone 7 is a limited and flawed platform
This has put Nokia is a very bad situation, WP7 is untested and severely limited platform.
- Symbian is great but only flawed
What do they do now? Shove Symbian completely and adopt WP7 as their primary platform. This makes Nokia no longer the vertically integrated supplier, building hardware, software, and online services, to just another handset builder, like HTC, Samsung or others.
- Nokia phones still have the "unappealing to the public" design
- Lack of marketing hurts!
Life is tough ahead for Nokia, with the market share and stock tumbling. Nokia is no longer the best of the bunch, more should be done rather than switching to Windows Phone 7 and losing identity in the process...