"When Nokia (NOK) abandoned its own operating system (Symbian) in favor of WP, it was (probably) under the expectation that Microsoft (MSFT) would offer its users unique advantages of owning multiple Microsoft products. For instance, an effective WP ecosystem would make it more attractive to buy a Lumia phone if one already had W8 on the computer and subscribed to Office 365.
"However, at this point, one has to conclude that Nokia's expectations haven't been completely fulfilled. Windows Phone simply isn't as big of a success as expected. So that brings us to the question of whether Nokia and Microsoft can turn the tide and significantly increase the WP market share. While there are many variables to analyze in an assessment of Nokia's future, I will only focus on the impact that the ecosystem will have on Nokia in this article."
It has been 7 months for Windows 8 phone. You are not intelligent if you think any significant in-roads into eco-systems can be made in 7 months. There is a in contract handcuff status where someone cannot change plans, phones etc until their contract expires. They have done extraordinarily good for 7 months for the people in the world of reality.
hey noodle boy why do you think Microsoft set up the partner relationship in the first place? Why do you think Microsoft place one of its high level managers in Nokia as CEO? Now Nokia WP-8 sales are accelerating and you and your ilk are pooping in your pants because you see handwliting on wall - Andloid(Googre), Appre get crobbeled with new industly giant Nokia