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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RE: Comment by Loreia
by dsmogor on Thu 18th Oct 2012 12:22 UTC in reply to "Comment by Loreia"
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That's the point, even if Win8 is moderately successful, grabbing, say 10% of the premium market in next 3 years, it's too little, too late for organization like Nokia.
WP8 has nothing for their bread and butter markets in emerging economies, and number economically struggling European countries.

WP7 is barely competitive to Android on middle end,
S40 while possibly holding out a little bit longer will eventually be abandoned by developers leaving JavaME.

Elop has basically deceased Nokia native software development organization so I wouldn't expect any news on that front. Still it didn't really help the bottom line.
Unless miracle happens (people instantly get as crazy about WP8 as they were about the IPhone) Nokia goes under.

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