The Third Ecosystem

Microsoft needs Nokia to be what Samsung is for Android.

Nokia, Microsoft boosted by bullish Credit Suisse report on Windows Phone

Of particular interest, Garcha said that research among mobile operators indicates that they want Windows Phone to become the proverbial "third ecosystem" in a market that is increasingly dominated by Apple's and Google. "We found that 85 per cent of carrier respondents believe that there is a need for a third ecosystem, with 77 per cent noting that it will be Windows Phone/Nokia," Garcha wrote. "Our survey also showed that both subsidy and volume share is expected to be markedly higher for Windows Phone over the next 12 months."