Three reasons why Nokia won’t adopt Windows Phone 7
Just when the rumours about Nokia adopting Android were subsiding, another rumour about it using Windows Phone 7 on it’s smartphones have surfaced, courtesy Mobile-review.
The Russian site (owned by Eldar Murtazin) has sparked off the rumours stating that Nokia and Microsoft are in secret talks to bring Windows Phone 7 to Nokia’s high-end devices, allegedly to boost sales in the highly competitive segment.
It seems highly unlikely when one thinks logically. There are three reasons why Nokia won’t adopt WP7 or any other outside OS.
1. Symbian^3 is the latest version of Symbian OS, the world’s leader among all OSs. And with the next version, Symbian^4 already in works, WP7 adoption seems very, very illogical and, foolish.
2. Meego has received a thumbs-up from the geeks, something which Symbian^3 hasn’t. Admittedly, Meego is not a prosumer OS, but taking into consideration the fact that it has become highly popular shows what Meego is capable of. N900 was released long back, but till today, it finds new uses. Can you make a iPhone dance? Or even WP7 powered smartphone? No. And again, Nokia has invested heavily in Meego development. So, to say that Meego will be abandoned by Nokia is quintessentially out of sorts.
Lastly, what will happen to all the apps in the Ovi Store?? And all the investment and promises about QT leveraging the user experience? Although Stephen Elop is an ex-Microsoft employee, saying that there will be a tie-up between Microsoft and Nokia for using WP7 as a smartphone OS is baseless. Admitted, Nokia has brought a few MS services on it’s smartphones like MFE, but that does not mean it will go overboard and adopt the OS itself. WP7 at the moment cannot do simple stuff like Copy/paste, how can one even justify this rumour is beyond me.
If you ask me if I would abandon my recent investments (read QT, Meego and Symbian^4) just because my product doesn’t perform well in a certain market (read US) where people are just in awe of a particular OS that’s plain eye-candy, i wouldn’t. I would be a fool if I’d do so, and i believe Elop isn’t one. Some people just fail to accept that their rants have been taken care of, just because they want to keep their ranting on. Attention seekers.
What do you think? Will we see a Nokia smartphone with WP7? Why? Let me know, i’m as eager as you to come to a conclusion.
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