>> Nokia is working on a comeback via new Windows Phone devices,
Isn't "doing the same thing and expecting different results" the very definition of insanity?
This Android-powered Kindle device is the first think I've heard of that could slow Elop's race for the bottom.
I like my phone and my tablet to have consistent tools. I won't be going with the Kindle.
To be honest im not really surprised, from what ive heard Nokia's map software outclasses google's by quite a margin.
Nokia has alot of history and i owned a nokia5110 way back in the day tjen upgraded to the 3310 it sure was the best back then the 4 liner phone. My last nokia phone was the n96 one of the best phone i owned due to alot off apps and customization. Way before than thay stupid iphonny came. I would still get a nokia phone om just waiting for their pureview phone to come out at least the new ones.
Now let Nokia manufacture the device and it will be indestructible! 😛 lol
Why would Nokia want to partner with Windows phones in the first place?! Those phones are garbage... Nokia used to be a big dog. :(
Your opinion on WP aside, MS does pay them to make Windows Phones. So it's actually cheaper for them than to have to pony up the funds to promote Android, which in turn would also have them paying MS instead of MS paying them.
While Nokia hasn't yet given up on Symbian, which is what they were using before WP. Also competing with already established Android devices would make it harder for them to control pricing and would likely reduce their margins so they could wind up even having a harder time recovering, at least for the short term.
Basically, just offering Android won't ensure success for them and with MS paying them, they have time to consider their options and decide if they really want to give up on Symbian, which they haven't yet.
Really, even Samsung is still developing its own alternative to Android and also making Windows Phones too. Along with HTC...
It's taken awhile but opinions on WP are turning around. Ever since version 7.5 came out things have been turning around. So between MS promoting/financing and future potential if MS WP8/WRT/W8 marketing pays off that it may be at least a viable choice.
Besides, having choices helps promote competition and that helps ensure we get the best products to choose from.
Out of all the phones on the market right now, I would say like the windows phone is by far the best. Clearly you have not used one or you are a massive apple/android fanboy.
It is very fluid and smooth. I love the active tiles and the layout. If is very different from android and apple.