Everybody knows how Nokia becomes less popular with the fast innovations of other smartphones. Blackberry, HTC and iPhone lead the market, drowning Nokia’s popularity and sales.
Windows Phone 7 is struggling in the market. It has become dead last in the race of popular phone operating systems, While Android, Apple and RIM Blackberry are fast rising, Nokia’s OS is falling fast.
There have been a lot of talks about Nokia finally abandoning its platform to switch to Windows Phone 7 exclusively. Why is this so? The reason may be very obvious. Nokia has been spending lots of time and money developing its own platform, and now that it becomes less popular, it might not be worth the investment in the long run (the company does not have an overwhelming budget for research and development). However, Windows is not a very good platform, so users say.
So what happens when two drowning technologies merge? They drown faster. This would not be possible if was not because of Adnaan Ahmad of Berenberg Bank published an open letter to Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, suggesting the two to merge and make Windows Phone 7 the exclusive platform of Nokia phones. By the way, Elop is a former Microsoft employee.
Nokia is set to introduce its new OS (MeeGo) this week. Nokia has already spent billions of dollars in this OS; therefore shifting to a struggling platform is definitely not a good idea.
The exclusive partnership between Nokia and Windows Phone 7 is definitely a bad idea. It should not be possible now, or ever, for as long as other platforms are on the spotlight. Microsoft has a lot of coping up to do with its Windows platforms while Nokia should do better in the smartphone marketplace.