Microsoft and Nokia Stressing In a Tree
The marriage between Microsoft and Nokia seemed desperate from the start. Microsoft was blaming it’s phone troubles on poor hardware manufacturers (which was, at least, half true), and Nokia didn’t want to play the Android game and knew they needed a strong platform.
From everything I’ve read, Nokia’s hardware is excellent. Is it desirable? I don’t know, not to me, but Nokia definitely has fans. The strategy hasn’t been working, at any rate. Windows Phone manages to get 1.1% market share growth. Sad. Meanwhile, we get news that Nokia is getting frustrated with the relationship.
This forced marriage is going the wrong way, but at least Microsoft can’t blame its lack of success on Nokia’s hardware. I do worry that Nokia has nowhere to go from here, however.