Windows Phones just aren't selling (only 1 percent in the U.S., according to Nielsen in June). The new Mango OS is nice enough, but with shelves awash with so many excellent Android phones, what Windows Phone badly needs is a hardware hit.
"It's a new dawn for Nokia," its CEO Stephen Elop said this week in London. "And we think we can break through."
Nokia's optimism and energy will certainly help. More important, so will its marketing dollars. Yet Nokia won't going anywhere if it doesn't produce the kinds of phones that people want to buy. On the surface, Nokia's two first Windows Phones are promising starts, and now it's time for a closer look. But I can already tell you this--it's going to be a long, tough, uphill trek for the company.… Read more