HTC hitched its wagon to Android and has seen tremendous success, reaching its goal of becoming a strong consumer brand and putting out designs to rival anyone else in the industry.
Meanwhile Nokia flailed for years, failing to ship a smartphone or a software platform fit for the new reality and replaced its CEO with Microsoft software exec Stephen Elop, who promptly opted for Windows Phone 7, a move to which the market has responded very negatively.
Stocks go up and down, and who knows what will happen in the next few years, but it’s a reminder of how fast and how hard things change in the mobile industry.
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