One of the breaking news of the day is that Nokia has opted for Windows 7 platform; I usually don’t comment on these “platform changes” but Nokia is dying a slow death.
I had earlier written about owning a Nokia E63:
I own a Nokia E63 but that’s about it. It’s the “low end” of the smart phone because the screen sucks. Ovi store sucks. There are no apps to speak of. It has a weird “signed” and “unsigned” policy which doesn’t allow me to load in any kind of an application I need. Yet, the Wifi is a great addition even though it has a restricted range. My mail is configured; is a boon when I am not around my laptop. In general, it works the work but then there is nothing that I exude my enthusiasm about owning this
This has been prompted by is steady decline in the US market where it has been drubbed nicely.
So what does it do next?
It shifts to Windows 7.
Elop tried to answer the question the world had, why the hell not Android, and his answer was lacking. He explained that he had spoken to Google about Android but it was rejected as Elop felt that Nokia could not differentiate itself among the Android handsets.
Trust me. If Nokia had shifted to Android, I would have shifted to it immediately solely because of the quality of the hardware.
But then Windows has been screwed royally in the back by Linux.