Recently, Nokia posted a $1 Billion dollar operating loss and this is something that does not come as a surprise if you take Nokia’s recent decline into consideration. A while back, I wrote an article titled Had Nokia Chosen Android. I was trying to imagine if Nokia had chosen Android instead of Windows phone and how it would have been received by the public.
Although they sold 4 million devices despite the loss, that still does not qualify as a win for a company that is gradually becoming a shadow of it’s former self and glory. A company who dominated both the feature phone and smartphone industry for 10 years.
I am not sure that the decision to stick with Windows Phone is bad. However, the problem is that Windows phone is a platform that is still growing. With the recent announcement of Windows Phone 8, current Nokia Lumia devices (along with current devices from other manufacturers) are going to be left out in the cold. That will have an impact on sales of those devices in the market, in my opinion. After-all who would want to buy a device that will be left out of the latest updates in a few months’ time?
If Nokia makes an Android device today, can it perhaps put them on their way to a dramatic comeback?