European networks kick Nokia when they’re down

Reuters are reporting that European carriers faith in Nokia is quite low at the moment. They’ve gone as far as to say

“If the Lumia with the same hardware came with Android in it and not Windows, it would be much easier to sell”

This comes off the back of slower sales and reduced estimates from Nokia so things aren’t exactly positive. I’m not entirely sure why the networks would make these statements public as it surely won’t help them shift additional units?

I think it’s important to bear in mind that Nokia are in a transition period. General consensus is that Nokia is making great hardware but Windows Phone 7 is holding it back. Hopefully Microsoft can give them the software they deserve with Windows Phone 8.

It’s an interesting situation and the article is well worth a read.

Links – Reuters