Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Oct 2012 10:56 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Things ain't going well for Nokia. Their quarterly results are - again - a disaster, and Lumia sales have dropped 28% (50% if you look at just the US). Windows Phone 8 is really going to be a make-it-or-break-it kind of thing. If it doesn't go well, the company might consider going back to focussing on rubber boots.
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by Loreia on Thu 18th Oct 2012 11:49 UTC
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Windows Phone 8 is really going to be a make-it-or-break-it kind of thing.

I don't understand why would anyone expect to see Win8 Lumias start selling like crazy. Market did not respond great to current line of Lumia's, and new version is simply going to be "much the same, maybe a little bit better". So, why would it suddenly start selling faster than Android or Apple devices? I don't think that is a realistic expectation.

And anything short of enthusiastic reception of new Lumias on North American market is going to be a failure for both Nokia and Microsoft (and MS can at least afford it).

Clearly things are not working out. Merging SW development effort with Intel did not work out, and outsourcing OS to Microsoft is going even worse. Nokia can develop great hardware, but they need to get their act together and produce software too.

I hope they are not waiting for Win8 but are silently working on alternative to their current smartphone strategy. Otherwise they remind me of those Germans who, in 1945., still believed they could win the war with the help of new weapons. Such expectation is simply delusional.

Just my opinion...

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