As you may have read, Nokia just announced that they will be killing the Symbian OS and start using Windows Phone 7 for its smartphones.
My question is obviously: Why not go Android? From the Washington Post article:
At a briefing in London, Elop told reporters that Nokia also considered Google’s Android but didn’t think it could differentiate its phones from all the other Android hardware on the market and on the way.
Wait a minute… Wasn’t the problem to start with that Symbian was so vastly “differentiated”?
Although Windows 7 reviews have been favourable, If Nokia wants to “catch up” it could ride the wave (tsunami?) of an Open Source platform that has a large & growing developer and user base.
I would think that many of today’s Android developers started out being Nokia users & developers and would continue to use & promote Nokia’s excellent high-quality hardware.
What do you think?