Nokia commits to 2011 Windows Phone amid expected poor financials

It comes as no surprise that Nokia’s 2nd quarter financial results are poor since they are in the middle of a huge smartphone operating system strategy change. We saw a similar type of situation happen when Microsoft transitioned from Windows Mobile to Windows Phone 7, but Nokia is still doing much better than Microsoft did through that time. Nokia still sold 88.5 million mobile devices (16.7 million of them were smartphones) so those that enjoy using Nokia devices still seem to be buying them.

Stephen Elop said that a Windows Phone device will be coming out from Nokia in 2011 and that excites me. I love the new Windows Phone operating system and think it better than iOS and Android for me. I won’t predict that Windows Phone will resurrect Nokia’s sales numbers, but they will have a positive impact. Hopefully the Nokia brand will introduce Windows Phone to more people because I just think people need to try it first to see how great it is. At this time people seem to avoid it because it is from Microsoft and they have existing feelings about the old Microsoft mobile operating systems.

Nokia is still making very good Symbian smartphones and those of us who still actually like Symbian are finding some great devices in the N8, E7, and E6.

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11 Comments to Nokia commits to 2011 Windows Phone amid expected poor financials

[...] recently began a painful transition away from the “burning platform” of Symbian towards Microsoft’s Windows Phone, similar to the one Palm (now HP) took towards webOS and RIM is taking towards [...]

Gary
July 21, 2011

It’s extremely unlikely but if Nokia announce Belle at Nokia World and roll it out for Christmas it could help things. Symbian is still the most functional OS out of the box in my view, and with a fresh UI will appeal to the masses again.

Like you however I do love WP and Mango totally rocks.

[...] recently began a painful transition away from the “burning platform” of Symbian towards Microsoft’s Windows Phone, similar to the one Palm (now HP) took towards webOS and RIM is taking towards [...]

gus
July 21, 2011

Where is your E6 review?

[...] Nokia commits to 2011 Windows Phone amid expected poor financials [...]

Bill
July 25, 2011

http://allthingsd.com/20110722/nokia-if-windows-phone-doesnt-work-out-theres-always-the-rubber-boot-option/

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What is funny is not the fact that a once great company is dying. It’s the fanbois who continue to attempt to deny reality that make me laugh.

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July 26, 2011

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September 8, 2011

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[...] right now initiated a greuling transport off of the “ warmth platform” of every Symbian towards Microsoft’ n Windows Phone, much like the e Fretting hand (now HP) ate towards webOS not RIM is taking towards [...]

Brenda P. Smith
April 10, 2012

I have Symbian and I quite like it! It’s almost perfect!

Spy Products in Pakistan
January 1, 2013

I feel that is one of the most significant software for me.

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