Last chance saloon for Nokia?
Nokia has been through the mill over the last few years, but has fought against the odds each time; however, experts believe that unless it can pull off something great soon then the Finnish company’s demise could be terminal.
What is being done to try and turn things around? It seems the enterprise is about to announce a new flagship device.
Experts call this the make-or-break smartphone. It is a Windows Phone 8 handset.
It is without doubt sad to see what was once the largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world fall on hard times. Commentators point out that the company has struggled to keep up with the many changes that have gripped the market, particular the advance of Apple and Android. While forming a partnership with Microsoft was criticised by many, the Finnish outfit felt it had a better future with the American software creator than with Google.
So far, however, this has not turned out to be correct. As such, the new device is effectively Nokia’s last chance to prove it still has what it takes.
The Lumia 920, which is expected to be launched in New York in the near future, is said to be able to be charged wirelessly, which those who run out of battery power while out and about will probably welcome. All that users need to do, apparently, is attach a small ‘inductive pad’ onto the smartphone.
In a recent interview, Nokia’s new chairman, Risto Siilasmaa, said that Nokia’s fall was hard to take but that they were fighting back.