Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jun 2012 15:15 UTC, submitted by Jos
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless And the burning platform is still, uhm, burning. "Chief Executive Stephen Elop is placing hopes of a turnaround on a new range of smartphones called Lumia, which use largely untried Microsoft software. But Lumia sales have so far been slow, disappointing investors." It's a shame to see a once proud company in such a downward spiral, but alas, it's the way of business. If you get complacent - as Nokia had gotten - you will fail.
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RE[2]: Its a restructuring
by Odisej on Fri 15th Jun 2012 09:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Its a restructuring"
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Finally a sensible answer. Well, I come from a country with a micro market if you will. One million potential buyers is not a lot. But it is a great place to follow the trends. Much more than in some huge market such as Germany.

This is what is happening here. Three years ago there was nothing but Nokia. If you would ask any "opinion maker" Nokia was a way to go. Since forever. Their brand was so strong operators were fighting who will have the latest and the greatest Nokia. They were the king and the queen.

Than came Samsung (not Apple but Samsung) with Galaxy S. Their approach was well planned and timed. They were able to overshadow Apple in a month. After Samsung other Android manufacturers followed, HTC being quite aggressive, Sony ...

And Nokia? Its completely gone. They tried with N9 which was overpriced compared to what Samsung and others were offering. They are putting a lot of effort into Lumias now. You can see the commercials on stairs, buses, everywhere. Yet, everybody is talking about Galaxy S3. If you ask an "opinion maker" today - folks who read sites like OSNews - they would not even mention Nokia. It's that bad.

But if you were to merge Nokia hardware with Andorid software... I bet it could still be a winner in this market and in Europe in general. The window of opportunity is small though as Nokia is fading from day to day while Samsung and HTC are going supernova.

Btw, the other day a talked with a Thai gentlemen. Hhe was looking for a phone for his daughter back home. What did she order - HTC One or galaxy S2 or S3.

Edited 2012-06-15 09:25 UTC

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