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Analyst: Microsoft and Nokia must join forces in phone market, or perish

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Feb 2011 20:58 User comments (5)

Analyst: Microsoft and Nokia must join forces in phone market, or perish Berenberg Bank analyst Adnaan Ahmad has written an open letter to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Nokia CEO Stephen Elop this week, telling the companies they must join forces in the phone market, or disappear.
Ahmad says that Elop should immediately make a deal to have exclusive access to Windows Phone 7, and commit to a date for a product shipment.

Elop admitted last week that Nokia "must build, catalyze and/or join a competitive ecosystem" in order to adapt to the fast moving smartphone industry. Nokia has notably lagged.

Continued the analyst (via Bloomberg):

Nokia is no longer in denial. Microsoft also faces very big strategic challenges as smartphones and tablets attack your highly profitable installed base business.


Nokia, despite being the world's top phone maker, has practically no share in the United States and access to Windows Phone 7 will finally give it an American presence.

Finally, Ahmad takes a brutal shot at Nokia's latest mobile OS, MeeGo, saying "its the biggest joke in the tech industry right now, and will put you even further behind Apple and Google."

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5 user comments

12.2.2011 23:01

Nokia needs to make a decent android phone for once...and if they can't even do that, then they need to move to something easier...like making light switches or something.



23.2.2011 10:06

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Nokia needs to make a decent android phone for once...and if they can't even do that, then they need to move to something easier...like making light switches or something.
Nokia dont make android phones at all. They have had great success with the symbian operating system for their phones and for now it is perfectly fine to use. As they say, "If it aint broken, don't Fix it"

33.2.2011 13:26

Originally posted by wmccusker:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Nokia needs to make a decent android phone for once...and if they can't even do that, then they need to move to something easier...like making light switches or something.
Nokia dont make android phones at all. They have had great success with the symbian operating system for their phones and for now it is perfectly fine to use. As they say, "If it aint broken, don't Fix it"
It is broken though. Comparing symbian to ios or android is like compairing VHS to Bluray- It is old, clunky and dated and should be a distant memory by now. Smart phones are like PC's, its all about the user interface and the applications.

43.2.2011 23:07

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Nokia needs to make a decent android phone for once...and if they can't even do that, then they need to move to something easier...like making light switches or something.
absolutely gold.

510.2.2011 18:24

Originally posted by baldfrog:

It is broken though. Comparing symbian to ios or android is like compairing VHS to Bluray- It is old, clunky and dated and should be a distant memory by now. Smart phones are like PC's, its all about the user interface and the applications.
This is an ufair comparison. The symbian OS is fine and works perfectly well. Just because it isn't the newest product on the market doesn't mean it is crap. If executed properly the sybian OS is brilliant, for a start the N8 can do more things than any phone on the market today and it has the sybian OS. Ok using android would be better because of its open source nature, the large user base and number of apps, the symbian OS works well for what the phone is designed to do.

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