Originally Posted by bullhead
I still do not understand how the Nokia cloner Windows Phone is different from any of the other cloner Windows Phones. Same fugly, unusable OS with text scrolling off to the right all over the place. Same crappy Zune services. Locked to the proprietary Microsoft Windows platform. Locked to the crappy BING services.
How is the Nokia cloner Windows Phone going to all of a sudden get people to look past all the failings of Windows Phone and start buying? Makes no sense. People already rejected Windows Phone from all the other cloners.
I think this is spot on. This is the "other shoe" that is waiting to drop in regards Windows Phone hardware.
Microsoft bought Nokia because Nokia had the reputation for hardware. They were considered one of the best and everyone has been waiting for these Nokia phones.
The fact is though, that Nokia was king of hardware when hardware was all that counted
and most phones were crappy flip phones. Hardware still matters, but software and eco-system matters much much more. Nowadays we have dozens of Android smart phones with absolutely excellent hardware and specs as well as a variety of tablets.
Once these Nokia phones start coming out and getting reviewed, and everyone realises that the hardware is no great shakes or at least no better nor worse than anything else, the differentiator
(and most of Nokia's brand value) will just evaporate
. Nokia is really just another phone manufacturer and the Windows Phone platform will live or die by what Microsoft
does, not Nokia.
Nokia (at least in terms of the company that it was) is already dead. They could go away tomorrow and nothing would change about the phone market.