Stephen Elop: “We are Committed and Satisfied with Microsoft, but Anything is Possible”January 7, 2013 1 Comment
Stephen Elop has made waves this morning as he no longer sees Windows Phone as the Plan A and Plan B. Speaking to El Pais, Mr. Elop has said that anything is possible and is anything should happen, Nokia could land in bed with other platforms.
Do you discard launching an Android phone next year?
In the current ecosystem wars we are using Windows Phone as our weapon. But we are always thinking about what’s coming next, what will be the role of HTML 5, Android… HTML5 could make the platform itself—being Android, Windows Phone or any other—irrelevant in the future, but it’s still too soon [to tell]. Today we are committed and satisfied with Microsoft, but anything is possible.
On Windows Phone
I can’t give figures, but the first objective, without giving any dates, is getting a double-digit marketshare. Then, keep pushing and establish an equilibrium with the other two big ecosystems, Apple and Android.
Now this might come as a shock for some and other Windows Phone fans might get a bit angry. However, Nokia is still a standalone company which needs to also make shareholders happy. It would be stupid not to keep all their doors open just in case. I do believe though that Nokia is still 100% fully on board with Windows Phone and we will be seeing a lot more WP exclusive handsets from the company.