You cannot help but admire Nokia CEO Stephan Elop, where he laid down the truth about his company being in trouble. He pointed out how Nokia has been left behind by Apple and its iPhone and to add salt in the wounds allowed the same thing to happen with Google Android as well. If they are not careful they will not have much left to fight for, so changes have to be made and offering handsets like the E6 is not going to do it.
Fortune Tech said that Elop sent an email to all company employees, and reading things like their OS is a “Burning platform” would have certainly got their attention. This is certainly a worry, as jobs are on the line here; so what can the phone maker do? Well there are two choices on the table, one is to join forces with Google Android and the other is Windows Phone 7.
The WP7 choice seems the most likely of the two, but we informed you a few days back that Android is now in the running. This is a tough call to make, but given the two we believe that Microsoft is the best choice for both. Android is already a successful mobile OS, but Windows Phone 7 is struggling to gain momentum.
If Nokia were to join with Microsoft’s mobile operating system, then only then could they ever hope to take on the two giants. Do not take our word for it though, Nokia is a strong brand, but allowing this to happen twice in the space of almost four years is certainly not a good sign.
This will be a hard pill for Nokia to swallow, but the future of the company is now at stake — though choices have to be made. Looks as though the choice might have already been made, if we are to believe what Know You Mobile is reporting.
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