by Mike Masnick
Fri, Oct 1st 2010 4:01am
It's no secret that Nokia hasn't really done that well in capturing the modern smartphone market. With the proliferation of iPhones and Android devices around the world, Nokia has seemingly stumbled quite a few times. Even if it's made some cool phones with good software, it hasn't really captured the public imagination. This has resulted in some people asking if Nokia wouldn't be smarter to just adopt Android itself, and give up on Symbian. However, a Nokia VP (who's actually leaving the company) reportedly responded to such a question by claiming that phone makers who embrace Android are like young boys who "pee in their pants" to stay warm during the winter. In other words, such a strategy may have (very) short-term benefits, but can lead to much bigger problems in the long run. I'm not sure that's actually true, however. And, from a company that hasn't been achieving much of anything on this front for quite some time, I doubt that those who have embraced Android sense that they're just wetting their pants right now either...
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