One European operator selling the Lumia 800 and 710 said that no one comes into a shop and asks for a Windows phone
Another unnamed executive said that Nokia hase given itself a double challenge: to restore its credibility in terms of making hardware smartphones and succeed with the Microsoft Windows operating system, which lags in the market.
He claimed that if the Lumia, with the same hardware, shipped with Android and not Windows, it would be much easier to sell
While the Reuters story refused to name any of its sources for the anti-Windows story, it is true that while most operators are offering the Lumia few are pushing them.
They think that Microsoft should be doing the spending on marketing Nokia Windows phones.
Telecom consultant John Strand told PC Pro that Nokia and Microsoft were challengers and they either need to come to market with a really disruptive, innovative product or a huge marketing budget to create client demand. So far they have done neither.