In May last year I was posting “a Nokia Windows Mobile 7? Stop dreaming!” Apparently, the rumor of a Windows Phone 7 powered Nokia device is back. And this time I think there are reasonable chances that it will happen. What changed between last year and today?
- Mr Elop took over Nokia’s reigns and he’s coming from Microsoft
- Nokia failed in its Symbian open source strategy
- Meego failed to materialize beyond the Nokia N900
So next week will be the moment of truth for Nokia: either they show a compelling User Experience and UI on a Meego (or Symbian?) powered device or a Windows Phone device. I don’t see any alternative if Nokia wants to counter strike in the smartphone segment.