Announcement of starting to build android phone using the same hardware platform as Lumia
-> stock rise to $6 in one day
Announcement of firing E
-> stock rise to $7 in one day
Announcement that MSFT is desperately bidding for NOK's patent
-> stock rise to $9 in one day
Announcement that private equity firm is taking NOK private
-> stock rise to $12
I'm not sure how building a Lumina Android phone is going to accomplish a turn-around. The phone would be just another name in the basket of decent Android phones with fierce price competition. NOK has already seen, via it's loss of feature phone biz, that it can't compete with the Asian mfgrs. So, Androiding up the Lumina would simply be chasing a losing strategy - IMHO. That said, MFST and T have the muscle and motivation to make the Lumina part of a third ecosystem. While this ecosystem will probably never, never challenge Apple, it could eat away at the fractured Android ecosystem. Its a gamble, but probably the only one that will keep NOK from following RIM into BK a few years down the road.
All the very best,
One thing I found amusing these days is that people gives too much credit to software. Not to offend software engineers because they have done great stuff, but I simply say the biggest selling point of Nokia is its hardware design. That's what sets it apart from low cost companies and its key competitors.
This statement is also true for other phones, including iP and Android. Samsung's Galaxy tablet sells good not because it is running android but because of its display technology is ahead of the curve.
Bashing Symbian is the most stupid comments I ever heard. The OS is a living thing, you can make it better. Simply dumping it and throw your entire hope on a piece of un-tested Win Junk proves that this E ceo does not know much about how to build a phone. And such a person can stay in that position for so long proves one proverb that you should never under-estimate how stupid people (in this case, the board of NOK) can be.