Originally Posted by Newtron
That is because I have no opinion on either of those topics. Indeed, IMO, anybody who hazards a guess on either of those topics is speaking from a position of ignorance.
12th April 1912 - The Titanic sailed through calm waters.
14th April 1912 - 11:40 p.m. - The Titanic Struck the iceberg
15th April 1912\t12:00 a.m. - They engineers insist the ship is unsinkable
15th April 1912\t2.17 am\t - The last radio message was sent. The captain announced 'Every man for himself.
15th April 1912\t2.18 am - They appoint a new captain from Microsoft.
Nokia's survival requires a return to profitability. The low end devices make for plenty of activity but precious little profit.
The only option is to create a new product for the high end. But such a product demands they abandon their current path and create a massively attractive product that appeals to a mass consumer audience.
I don't think this is possible. Because Microsoft, Nokia and Sony all share a common weakness in that product development is led by engineers. The tail should not wag the dog.