Analyst suggests Nokia may turn to Windows Phone


Adding somewhat to earlier speculation, Ashok Kumar, an analyst with Rodman & Renshaw, has suggested Nokia may have to turn to Windows Phone 7 as their next generation smartphone platform if their Symbian-based smartphones continue to fail to gain traction, claiming “the odds are stacked against the survival of Symbian.”

Speculation already exist for a Nokia Windows Phone 7 device, and like most of the older generation smartphone OS’s have seen a drop in market share recently, by as much as 4.5% between Q1 2009 and Q1 2010.

Calling Windows Phone 7 a “a wild card”, he still however went on to predict a mobile world dominated by iPhone and Android.

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