Why do so many think Nokia would make good money with Android? I know many here aren't fans of Daring Fireball, but take a look at the recent entry featuring the insane amount of money Samsung spends in marketing/advertising (dwarfing companies like Coca-Cola). That's what it takes to get decent mindshare. I think HTC make nicer devices, as Nokia would no doubt do, but what has that gotten them? And with Nokia having so little US presence or carrier clout, how can they be expected to do better?
Don't get me wrong, I'd love a pure Jellybean Nokia for sure. I'm just not convinced it'd work out any better. Microsoft can keep throwing money at Windows Phone for a long time, and the Windows 8 halo effect will take time but could work in the end. No worse a gamble anyway.