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don't hold your breath

by Vmac39    May 8, 2013, 8:44 PM

Nokia and Microsoft have a partnership that Nokia needed more than simply finding an OS to run on it's hardware. While it can be argued that Nokia would have sold more Android devices than they have WP8 devices, would that have been enough to save them?

Look at HTC, Sony and LG. Neither of those companies have sold a large number of Android devices. Hell, Motorola didn't do all the well, when compared to Samsung. Why would Nokia have been any different? All the OEMs have produced some quality hardware, yet, any of them still have yet to match or come close to the kind of sales numbers that would save a sinking ship.

HTC is the only OEM of the ones I've mentioned, that stands the risk of loosing a great deal. The bulk of their business is Android devices and that hasn't helped them as much as they would have liked. The other OEMs have other areas they make money from, and as a result, aren't in as great of a need as HTC.

Nokia could not risk their business on the hopes of selling enough devices to gain the kind of revenue that would keep them from going under. As I see it, this was a very sound move for them. You get the financial support of a larger company, which Google most likely would not have done.

This partnership is a mutual benefit for both. Why mess that up with, what might be? Love or hate WP8, neither company is gong to let it die off. Too much is at stake and the opportunity to great.

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