In a sense Nokia has been left holding the bag. Or to be more specific, a lot of now obsolete stock. Announcing Windows Phone 8 with no upgrade for existing WP7 handsets (Ok, they get an upgrade to 7.8. Now try selling someone that as a feature.) effectively killed Nokia’s existing handsets. Well, kills them more.
While it is arguable that Android handsets sometimes have the same problems, it is also worth remembering that the exact version of the OS on those phones is rarely emphasised. Unlike the WP7 range. With even Elop acknowledging that there are some issues with carriers regarding the WP7 handsets they have been trying to shift and more quarters of losses expected, it is probably fair to say that Microsoft isn’t really helping. But that is ok, Microsoft is making their own hardware now anyway.
Just one more thing, you can now get yourself this decade’s New Coke moment for just one cent now from Amazon. One whole Cent.
Edit: This comic was also used over on the Communities Dominate Brands blog, and I am very very flattered.