Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Sep 2012 13:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Stephen Elop only has a few months to show he can turn Nokia around if he is to survive but the new smartphone is unlikely to woo customers back from Apple and Samsung. Investors and analysts say the chief executive has until early 2013 to prove he made the right choice by partnering with Microsoft Windows or his future at the loss-making company will be called into question." Well, I'll be doing my part. I'm buying a 920.
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Perspectives from the real world
by clintg on Thu 20th Sep 2012 09:26 UTC
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From my perspective as a consumer, Nokia is dying as a brand. Their best market was the low-cost world, although I know they had some great mid to high range phone. Many consumers in the world, unless they JUST want a very cheap phone, are going to avoid a dead end like Nokia. They know nothing of the high level games between different companies, they just want a phone that they see having a future. Everything Nokia created for Windows until this month is a dead end with no upgrading options. Before that, Nokia dropped everything to concentrate on one OS and so they produced nothing new that anyone wanted. Regardless of memos created at the top, people who are going to invest several hundred dollars in a phone are not stupid and want a phone with cool options and future upgrades. Nokia put all its eggs in one basket and will pay the price. They may not die as a company, but no one is out there looking for the latest and greatest from Nokia, like they are with Apple and Samsung. That lack of interest is the nail in the coffin for the Nokia phone market unless something dramatic changes in the world.

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