CC, that is so true. But it happened with a little help. In 2011 Nokia introduced a smartphone, Nokia N9 (in Finland it was called: Lankku) with a Linux-based MeeGo (Harmattan) OS. It was the first and last Nokia with MeeGo. It was considered one of the best smartphones ever made. And now comes the interesting part. In August 2011 Stephen Elop (former Microsoft employee) announced that it was the first and last Nokia with MeeGo OS, and it would not be marketed in the US, Canada, UK etc... the biggest markets. Well.... the rest is known what happened next to Nokia.
P.S.: I had a chance to use Nokia N9. It was really an amazing smartphone (Texas Instruments OMAP 3630, eMMC chip (16 or 64 GB), OLED screen, anti-glare polarizer, accelerometer, GPS, WiFi, GPS navigator, Nokia Maps, 8.7 megapixel camera, dual led flash, Carl Zeiss lens, noise cancellation, High Speed USB 2 (micro), BT 2.1, FM receiver/transmitter, NFC, support of wireless keyboard, headphones, loudspeakers etc., battery 11 hours continious talk, 19 days standby...)