Re: Good idea
> But there are lots of people still using Symbian.
Lots of people still *like* Symbian.
I wouldn't be surprised to see a resurgence in about 18 months.
However good, bad, or indifferent you might think WP7, it's off to a slow start. It is not popular in the market.
WP7 cannnot sustain a company the size of Nokia. If competitors in the WP7 arena start taking any real share of that market, Nokia will tumble - and quickly.
So there are really only two options:
- Get a W8/WP8/whatever successor phone out the door really quickly.
I suspect the former of these won't really work; the brand is somewhat damaged at present, and ditching a new product in the short term for something inherently incompatible is going to cause all sorts of problems.
So diversificatrion is Nokia's only real hope. And they're going to have a tough time doing an Android (or anything Linux-based) unless they break with MS.
Symbian it is, then.