Originally Posted by Nelson Ocampo
Contrary to what some may say, Nokia still has a very strong brand worldwide. Yes, their market share has been going down. But I don't believe it has to do with their hardware quality.
Speaking to some EU friends I find that even there the image is quite tarnished and not seen in a positive light anymore.
Microsoft I think benefits from no longer being seen as the Evil Empire (Apple has that distinction, and Google is doing a good enough job bamboozling folks with the 'we're open BS' to hold off the label a bit longer).
Yet both MS and Nokia are also seen as dinosaurs of a past generation.
This means that what they produce needs to show significant advantage over iOS and Android to succeed. Most reports show that Android would never be as successful as it is had Apple gotten the iPhone on a bunch of carriers worldwide. But one single carrier, Android was able to step in with a multitude of solutions and gain traction.
What leverage will MS offer? RIM is losing the corporate world rapidly to Android and iOS ... and MS lost it long ago.
Palm is offering new Touch-sync technology ... what will MS do?
I am not dooming them, but rather looking for a reality check on how they go from two rapidly failing mobile companies with a relatively unbroken string of failures to #1 in the market?
I mean ... it is this simple?
Nokia is HUGE
Microsoft is HUGE