I have never been a Microsoft fan, but I have to admit that they did a great job with Windows 8, and Windows Phone 8. For WP 8 to have the same kernel than Windows 8 means that the smartphone becomes a mobile PC.
If Nokia can survive until Q4 2012, then there is no doubt in my mind that they will do great.
What few customers Nokia has left are slowly waking up to the fact that their shiny new flagship Lumia 900's are End Of Life after 73 days. No WP8 for ANY current Lumia owners. Most of them don't even realize this yet, but when they do the exodus of customers to ABN (Anything But Nokia) will be epic.
I don't agree with that conclusion at all. You're projecting your feelings and reaction onto milions of Lumia users. Lumia 900, will be upgraded, supported with apps developed. That's not EOL. Symbian is EOL. Huge difference. Enormous.