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: Will Windows 8 change things?
by ricegf on Sat 21st Jul 2012 16:44 UTC in reply to "Will Windows 8 change things?"
ricegf
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2007-04-25

A smart strategy (before the Feb 11 debacle) would have been:

* "Symbian Forever" at the low end to keep milking that cash cow

* A wide range of quality Android phones in the middle, with Qt baked in to run newer Symbian apps and keep those loyal Nokia customers when they move up

* A modest number of MeeGo phones led by the lavishly praised N9 at the high end - since it already had Qt, toss in Dalvik for Android apps aka RIM's Playbook for across-the-product-line software compatibility.

That was the winning play.

Instead, Olap trashed Symbian on-stage with Ballmer and promised underwhelming me-too Winphones in just under a year.

What to do now? Well, try to influence whether Google or Microsoft buys you. That's about the only option left AFAICT.

I weep in memory of a once great company.

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