Interesting? Really mods? You say "There was no reason Nokia couldn't have succeeded with Android" when that is frankly easy to point out the failures in that plan, 1.- Nokia's "strength" is supposedly hardware, yet they stuck with the TI OMAP which was waaaay out of date, 2.- Their phone designs were likewise dated and behind the curve, 3.- they would have been going up against not one, not two, but at least THREE competitors that ALL had much more experience with Android, had bigger buzz, and better advertising budgets.
You seem to buy into the "Build Android and it'll sell" myth which is just that, over a dozen companies are cranking out Android phones and of those only three, Samsung,HTC,and LG have shown relatively consistent profits and in the case of LG those profits are quite small. Nokia had factories that were expensive to use, no experience in Android, or in much beyond dumbphones really, and 6 years of downward sales meant they didn't have nearly the budget the big three had for R&D and advertising. If Nokia would have went Android I'd be hard pressed to see how anybody could say it would be anything but a slaughter, as you have to bring your A game into a cutthroat market like that and Nokia hadn't had an A game for at least 3 years before bringing in Elop.
Too much infighting, too much backstabbing, you just can't make a top line product with a toxic culture and THAT is what killed Nokia, not the choice of OS. Check out my earlier post with a link to the behind the scenes history of the MeeGo and you'll see with a culture THAT toxic? I don't care if Brin brought them android source code on a silver platter, nothing good would have come of it.