Posted by: Tony Bradley
Mango, Microsoft, Nokia, Stephen Elop, Windows Phone 7, WP7
…Or, is it the future of WIndows Phone 7 riding on Nokia? No, definitely the former. WIndows Phone 7 seems to be doing OK, and with the upcoming Mango update it seems to be blazing new trails and creating a uniquely innovative niche for itself. I think WIndows Phone 7 will do OK.
Nokia, on the other hand, I’m not so sure about. It is still a dominant player in the global mobile phone market, but it has less of a footprint when it comes to the exploding market of smartphones, and is almost unheard of in the UNited States right now. Nokia needs a strong smartphone to establish some relevance as a foundation to reinvent itself.
Nokia is in a virtual freefall, and hopefully the first of its WIndows Phone 7 smartphones–expected at the end of this year–can help it get back on course.