Let’s say that is actually going to happen and Nokia will really “join a competitive ecosystem”. Regardless if it will be WP7 or perhaps Android, it would definitely mean that Nokia will simply become a mainstream follower rather than loosing-but-striking-back innovator. This would be extremely disappointing and effectively would be understood as “sorry people, we surrender and adopt whatever is already on the market just to survive”.
C’mon Nokia, you have far too much potential and power at hand to become yet another “MeToo” mass maker of WP7/Android devices just like HTC, Samsung, Huawei, ZTE and zillion others. You can do better than that. You have created a smartphone back a decade ago in the first place, for God’s sake! Don’t become the victim of own success but win that success back by brilliant and genuine smarthphones that would leave people breathless. That’s surely nothing easy nowadays, yet everyone knows that you really are capable of doing that, Nokia.
As I’m not an industry expert, nor the financial analyst and that’s all only my wishful thinking really, so I am not going to elaborate on that more than necessary, yet the closer we’re getting to the magical date of 11th of February when all would suddenly become clear, the more worrying rumours appear all around the net and suggest the recent Nokia’s promising push towards brand new mobile OS (MeeGo) and development (Qt) platforms is doomed anyway.
Let’s hope all these crazy gossips are simply not true and Mr Elop would not disappoint his old and faithful Nokia fans.