"no customer loyalty at all"
How can a company with an endless history of telco-brown-nosing earn customer loyalty?
I wish I could feel better about Nokia than I do, they had good cameras and better support than most. But they sabotaged skype for years, bending over to telco wishes, and I think their last hope is Megoo, not windphone7.
Currently, releasing smartphones with last year's hardware and Symbian Anna on them isn't going to get them anywhere, they'd be better off making 3 versions of the N9 available: one with Android, one with Megoo and one with Windphone7 and see what sticks.
Next phone, try to beat Samsung on their top of the line phone to regain some street cred.
And again - for chriss sakes - let customers decide which OS they want on the thing. Can't be that hard to make 3 bootloaders... better yet, make a multi-boot phone!
If i got my favorite Android apps today, i'll boot my phone into vanilla Android, nokia needs not waste any time adding some stupid veneer on it. If next year, Ballmer pulls of some miracle with Windphone7 that lets me run a holodeck, I'll boot into that, and in 2 years, maybe the killer app showed up on Megoo, and then I'll switch to that. finished.
Its fine if they only support one of them officially, and with the other 2, the user has community sites, after all.
For Blackberry, idk never had an interest in proprietary niche stuff in the first place.
I think for either one, if they want to be taken seriously, they'll have to match/beat Samsung on hardware. That'll get enthusiasts / influencers to take note, and suddenly their lower end phone sales will improve too.
They probably should also recognize that these aren't phones, they are personal computers that can also make phone calls. As such, there is no room for walled gardens other than Apples. you gotta be open and offer MORE choice than others to get MORE sales.
= 1 phone, 3 different OS to choose for Nokia - not that hard.
Of course, one could get the idea Nokia wanted to become a software company... I think beyond working to make Megoo the best it can be, that train is gone for Nokia. Do hardware right and be software agnostic. Else, just close down everything and live of patent royalties :D