Nokia is playing on home turf here so other manufacturers will have a hard time making a dent in their armour. Also Nokia is Nokia. Enough said.
AnonD-183132, 10 Jan 2014I'd rather Sony go for Ubuntu or Tizen than to the devil.That's so from the 90's get over it, myself i used to dislike the MS of the 90's but right now my phone is just a WP and i like it.
Let's hope the new WP phones will have Walkman as the default music player and some other cool Sony features.
In 2010 Nokia's outgoing head of smartphones Anssi Vanjoki likened mobile phone makers that adopt Google's software to Finnish boys who"pee in their pants" for warmth in the winter; Temporary relief is followed by an even worse predicament.
Loepoes, 10 Jan 2014Don't think Samsung is so very happy. Their sale and profit numbers are slowly but surely goin... moreSamsung spent most money in marketing and advertising than others. People fall for their marketing.
Anyhow Sony is also going to loose its market if it goes with Windows OS
AnonD-58835, 10 Jan 2014Sony using the most useless mobile os called windowsphone. Samsung is now extremely happy! Sam... moreDon't think Samsung is so very happy. Their sale and profit numbers are slowly but surely going down. It's the beginning of the end...They make terrific TV's, but that's about it...
I'm always positive when it comes to manufacturers offering more alternatives for consumers/users to choose from, but Sony is shooting themselves in the foot this time IMHO.
I mean come on, Nokia execs used to say Android is Samsung turf, and there's little chance for making a profit there. Well, guess what, WP is Nokia's turf. See how well the other WP OEMs have been doing? Yeah, irrelevant would be spot on.
I really think Sony will spend a reasonable amount of money on R&D for WP devices. What if it all fails?
its becoming clear now that elop had good vision
nokia mobile division has just became profitable again, after so many years, whereas sony, htc, lg and even samsung are not doing so well as before. cheap chinese androids are running the show, while wp (and ios) is more exclusive, therefore manufacturers can turn a profit and "defend" themselves from chinese no-names
wp is constantly growing and will soon be 2nd mobile os. then more and more manufacturers will want in, but nokia has dominance and now, as part of ms, will continue to be the strongest wp maker.
on the other hand, would symbian have been able to acomplish that? well, in view of USA global domination plans, i doubt it. it was just too non-american to fend off android and ios, although its still a good os
"We don't want to be a single OS manufacturer".
Wise word Sony, tell that to Nokia! :)
Sony using the most useless mobile os called windowsphone. Samsung is now extremely happy! Samsung is number1 for ever
Sony switch to windowsphone + Nokia switch to android = Half Life 3 confirmed