Nokia has staked a lot of its future on the fortunes of the forthcoming Windows Phone 8 software update but it still has a back-up plan in place, according to its chairman.
The Finnish firm took a huge gamble in disregarding its own Symbian operating system and taking on Microsoft's Windows Phone but it is hoped this new update will be hugely successful.
Nevertheless, Nokia chairman Risto Siilasmaa said the firm has a "contingency plan" in place should Windows Phone 8 "fail to live up to expectations," according to Finnish newspaper Yle Uutiset.
Many analysts expect the Windows Phone platform to perform well in the future, with experts at IDC forecasting that the operating system will overtake Apple's iOS by 2016.
Mr Siilasmaa showed support for his beleaguered chief executive officer Stephen Elop, before adding that changing from Symbian was the right decision by stating: "Symbian's market share has come down close to zero."
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