Imagining Nokia’s iPad-destroying Windows 8 tablet
["I’m not sure the team at Nokia has that in them. I’m not dissing Nokia — I’m not even sure Apple has that in Apple anymore now that Steve is gone."]
[Ah, the issue again. Can Apple without Jobs compete with the Apple that had Jobs? The New iPad is evidence that the answer so far is a muddled "maybe"...]
Apple was never able to take the PC market away from Microsoft, and Microsoft was never able to build a better iPod. Apple is effectively winning PC market share with the iPad by side stepping and creating something that is both different and compelling. In the end, that is likely the best path for Nokia: Not a better iPad, but a device that is orthogonal. It should do what the iPad does, but approach the problem differently, much like the iPad does on a portability vector. However, that kind of a move requires a willingness to take risk and massive innovation. I’m not sure the team at Nokia has that in them. I’m not dissing Nokia — I’m not even sure Apple has that in Apple anymore now that Steve is gone.
imo, at some point Microsoft with Nokia will dump the ARM and will use Intel for their tablets with Windows 8. Both companies know intel well and the shift will be smooth and easy and will make sense from ecosystem point of view