The judgment day for Nokia has come, almost. The erstwhile leader in the smart phone market would be anxiously looking forward to revive fortunes of its glorious past, on the back of the Windows 8 platform.
The timing couldn’t have been more favorable for the Finnish handset maker, particularly helped by Apple’s patent victory over Samsung that fanned apprehensions in the industry over Android and consequently built a favorable momentum for Windows.
That’s been a good omen, and doesn’t seem to have been rendered weak by Samsung’s launch of Windows-based ATIV S about a week ago.
Nokia has been looking to convert its erstwhile Symbian market share into Windows, which it would have strategically hoped to do when deciding in favor of the Windows platform less than two years ago.
While the handful of Lumia Windows devices launched so far have impressed with varying degrees, that has failed to win Nokia back even a reasonably good share lost from the phasing-out-cum-decline of Symbian. A sweeping success for Lumia has at best remained a dream so far.
One would expect that Nokia would have analyzed the reasons for the less-than-desirable uptake of its Lumia devices and have learnt the needed lessons right.
If new Windows 8-based Lumia [920?] devices can ignite consumers’ minds and if the pricing is right too, there would be no looking back for Nokia. Else? It’s anybody’s guess.
Much of Nokia’s fate would be determined by the Windows 8 OS underneath its new devices, and while Microsoft would still have a second or even a third chance to prove its platform to the world, for Nokia this is going to be the last. 
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