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Nokia on ‘brink of failure’, warns analyst

Posted on April 13th, 2012 at 1:00 by John Sinteur in category: Microsoft -- Write a comment


Fogg may have underestimated the developer issue. What most Nokia-watchers appear to be unaware of is that for developers, breakage lies ahead. The three bedrock components of Windows Phone 7x – the Embedded CE kernel, the Compact .NET framework and Silverlight – are all being cast aside. Windows 8 Apollo will share the same kernel as Windows 8. What third-party developers are supposed to do is not clear. Will all today’s applications break? Will there be a legacy runtime? What source-conversion tools will be available? Even key Nokia sources don’t know the answer to these questions yet.

I’ve got a Lumia 800 to develop on, and it’s a nice phone. But I haven’t been able to make a business case for an app on it, yet, and I worry I never will.

  1. When they’ve been desperately paying bounties to developers for putting out WP7 apps do you think they’d carelessly throw away that investment? Seems quite unlikely. Remember how apps came along from DOS to Win95 to WinNT/XP? Yeah.

    This drivel is coming from “one analyst”. Analysts are those guys who couldn’t get a gig as a well-paid consultant and had to find something else, right?

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