Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jul 2012 18:32 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia just posted its quarterly results - including shipped devices - and it's not looking good. Massive losses, sales dropping, and no growth in Lumia sales in the US. The company is losing money hand-over-fist, and with Windows Phone 8 still months away, the company warns the next quarter will be just as bad.
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RE[2]: Well...
by cdude on Fri 20th Jul 2012 09:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Well..."
cdude
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As you write yourself past year Android worked well out for HTC. They lost huge but its not related to Android vs other platform cause they where rather successful with Android before. Its just that competition, Samsung, took over.

It can happen anytime soon, and as we saw with HTC very fast, that Samsung loses and somebody else takes over the Android lead. All have the same Android, so its the final product, execution and the sales-process which make the difference, not the platform.

In contrast to WP7. There its ALSO the platform. WP7 just failed and so even if you do 100% correct and have 100% of the WP7 sales ruling out all other WP7 competition, you lost. There is nothing Nokia can do but lose. Its not there platform. They cannot change that.

With,Android it would all depend on Nokia. They would have the possibility to be better then competition. Be Android number #1 and win unlike be WP7 number #1 and lose. That is the difference between success and failure, between being able to win and doomed to fail, between shaping your future yourself or depend on somebody else to do it for you. Nokia cannot modiy WP7, they cannot make the upgrade-path from WP7 to WP8 Lumia work, they cannot do anything. With Android they could. Such kind of one-way dependencies where you build up the health of your company on the good will of somebody else are never a good idea. We see why.

Nokia is fighting the wrong war. They fight for ecosystem market share rather then for Nokia market share. They cannot win that war but only lose cause even when WP wins Samsung and HTC are still there but on WP rather then Android (in fact Samsung and HTC sell WP7 devices cause they are not so stupid to fight the wrong war).

Edited 2012-07-20 09:24 UTC

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