Stephen Elop Says Nokia Has No Plan B if WP7 Partnership isn’t SuccessfulJune 13, 2011 No Comments
It’s a well known fact that both Microsoft and Nokia have a whole lot riding on their partnership. In fact, this partnership is what both companies need to be able to make their mark in the smartphone arena. In an interview with CNBC , Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop had this to say when asked what Nokia’s plans were should the Nokia/Microsoft partnership fail:
Plan B is to make sure that Plan A is very successful. The critical ingredient for success are there, consumers are saying the Windows brand operating system is very good. Better in terms of their satisfaction than the competing platforms, but Microsoft hasnâ€™t had a partner doing its best work for Windows Phone. Thatâ€™s the commitment Nokia made through this processor. By bringing together our hardware, software and services assets with the strengths that Microsoft brings, we have a formula we believe will drive great success.
Basically he is saying that they are putting all of their eggs into one basket. It’s make or break for Nokia so let’s hope that this partnership turns out to be as successful as they intend it to be.