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[4]: Comment by Loreia
by Nelson on Fri 19th Oct 2012 06:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Loreia"
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Its far easier, and even possible at all, to be different with Android then with WP8. With WP8 you are even doomed at the hardware-level to follow Microsofts ruleset. Let alone the WP software where you not even have access to the code.

I think with the Lumia range, especially this time around, Nokia has differentiated. There is wireless charging, a "PureMotion" display with a higher refresh rate and super sensitivity (You can use the screen with gloves on)

There's plenty of space in the Camera space to innovate. Look what Nokia has done with Optical Image Stabilization in the 920.

Nokia has plenty of value add in their hardware, without even touching on the fact that they have the best (in my opinion) mapping solution on the market with Nokia Maps.

The markets where they are still strong are those where Lumia is not sold and where Symbian and S40 still rule the landscape. But since both are "burning" and since Nokia not cares at all about this markets (Meltimi canceled, Elops Nokia turn around from a global company to a one focused on north america, the Lumia only and everything else burned no-plan-B strategy)

They just sold 6.5 million Asha Touch phones in a Quarter. That's some serious growth. It flies in the face of "Focused on North America".

I think Nokia can walk and chew gum at the same time. Do you think it is a bad idea to reenter the North American market? They did make some headway there. I think with WP8 (and being on Verizon, TMobile, ATT, and some smaller MVNOs) they will see modest sales.

they are doomed to lose that too over time. Android, Bada and the likes are taking over low end too.

Uh..Bada sales have collapsed. Last I heard Samsung was doing something with Bada and Tizen. I mean, come the fuck on, I don't really expect much from the company that writes TouchWiz. They simply suck at software.

When that happened and S40 is phased out like the remaing Symbian and N9 sells then Nokia is down to a

There is no indication of S40 being phased out. In fact, with Asha, they've doubled down on S40 and improved it in a big way. Asha phones even feature the Swipe UI that people liked from MeeGo.

Again, they sold 6.5 million of them in a Quarter. I think in a years time the Asha lineup will play a significant part in Nokia.

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