Nokia: New Lumia Devices Will be Successful, Windows Phone or BustSeptember 25, 2012 1 Comment
In an interview with the Times of India , Vipul Mehrotra, Director & Head of Smart Devices had more than a few things to say about Windows Phone and the Lumia 820, 920.
On the 820 & 920
We are very sure of the success of new Lumia phones. As for the Plan B, there is none. But what I can tell you at the moment is that we are committed to Windows Phone and we have many more exciting devices in pipeline. These two are just the beginning.
On Windows Phone over Android
In 2010 we embarked on a study to objectively and carefully weigh which was the best solution for us. Elop personally oversaw the team that worked on this project. We liked Microsoft because they are very good with software and they have a vision for smartphone, tablets and computers that is very compelling. Yes, Microsoft told us what they plan to intend with Windows Phone 8 and we liked what we saw.
As far as Android is concerned, we decided against it because Nokia has been a leader and we want to lead. We cannot be one of the many companies making Android phones.
We heartily welcome Samsung to the Windows Phone ecosystem and we hope that they get serious about it. It is good for the ecosystem. That said, we are number one in the ecosystem and we are going to keep it like this. As for the pace, we are now different. I can promise that with our expertise in design — just see how beautiful Lumia phones are — soon other companies will have to catch us.
You can read more at Times of India