I have an idea I wanted to share with you. Back when Nokia announced it will make Windows Phone devices, many Symbian fans reacted. In a nutshell – they didn’t like it and I can’t blame them for that. I do think Windows Phone has a future — Microsoft will invest billions to make it work — but it has one big downside too – Microsoft makes it. While I personally have nothing against the Redmond giant I can understand people’s frustrations imagining blue screens of death on their phones. That made me think – maybe Nokia picked a wrong partner?
First of all I want to say I never considered Android as the right platform for Nokia. The reason is simple – Google heavily competes with Nokia offering map and navigation services which are (will be) an important part of Nokia’s business. Likewise, Nokia would most certainly like to have a more control over the platform to integrate its own rather than Google’s services in the platform. So with Android out, what’s left?
What about webOS?
There’s an idea. The deal with HP could’ve been a partnership of the equals; while Nokia has a ton of wireless patents, HP has… well… a cool OS. Together the two companies could’ve made webOS run on everything from a number of phones to tablets and laptops. Don’t get me wrong – HP will do that by itself, but will never have the scale it would have if it is “in the bad” with Nokia.
Moreover, webOS is not a 1.0 product unlike Windows Phone 7 which still has some of the basic features missing. Microsoft will definitely make its mobile platform more powerful in the coming months, but it will still lack behind HP/Palm’s baby…
Anyway this is something I thought I should share with you. Now I’m eager to hear what you think about it. Was Nokia right to select Windows Phone instead of webOS? Comments form is all yours…
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