Interesting analysis about the decline of Nokia. I didn't even realize
how irrelevant they have become.
The short version is that they cannibalized their own Symbian smartphone
sales by announcing their Microsoft alliance in Feb 2011. Meanwhile they
don't have an MS product and WP7 is far less efficient on memory and
other resources whereas Symbian was fine tuned in that area. (I don't
know if it's accurate, just what I'm reading.)
Nokia went from $40 to $6 in a couple of years. The article says the
worst of it hasn't even materialized yet.
Another point raised was that major handset makers like HTC and Motorola
have abandoned their relationship with Microsoft, thus won't be making
WP7 phones. Also, I don't know if that's true or not.
It's a long read but is interesting and probably should be taken with a
grain a salt -- the tone is bitter.
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