Thursday, 20 July 2017

Friday Review: Platform games

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 28 January 11

Nokia CEO hints at OS change while the industry braces for a new iPad.

Android phones by Nokia; or, Windows Phone 7 on Nokia. As unusual as these hypothetical slogans sound, they were on the lips of industry watchers everywhere this week thanks to comments made by CEO Stephen Elop during the handset maker's fourth-quarter results call on Thursday. Highlighting some of the challenges facing Nokia as it tries to turn around its troubled smartphone division, Elop hinted that the company can no longer afford to rely solely on Symbian. "The battle of devices has become a war of ecosystems," he said, acknowledging that competing ecosystems have been taking market share away from Nokia in recent quarters. "We must build, catalyse and/or join a competitor's ecosystem," he said…

Android phones by Nokia; or, Windows Phone 7 on Nokia. As unusual as these hypothetical slogans sound, they were on the lips of industry watchers everywhere this week thanks to comments made by CEO Stephen Elop during the handset maker's fourth-quarter results call on Thursday. Highlighting some of the challenges facing Nokia as it tries to turn around its troubled smartphone division, Elop hinted that the company can no longer afford to rely solely on Symbian. "The battle of devices has become a war of ecosystems," he said, acknowledging that competing ecosystems have been taking market share away from Nokia in recent quarters. "We must build, catalyse and/or join a competitor's ecosystem," he said…

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