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[5]: Comment by Loreia
by cdude on Fri 19th Oct 2012 10:36 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Loreia"
cdude
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There is wireless charging


And yet you need to plug in a wire in your WP8 Lumia to charge it. What a joke.

Competition offers that too since long time. Innovation looks different.

a "PureMotion" display with a higher refresh rate and super sensitivity (You can use the screen with gloves on)


Nice for those who are required to have gloves on all times...

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


And yet the Pureview 808 had that in much better quality long ago. That they where not able to bring that to Lumia (and even had to fake there Lumia 920 camera photos) tells you where innovation is not possible cause of limitations Nokia cannot solve cause they do not have access to the code (same reason why WP7 Lumia can not be upgraded to WP8).

the best (in my opinion) mapping solution on the market with Nokia Maps.


They have not any longer. It was given to Microsoft and all WP8 resellers, like HTC and Samsung, will offer it too.

Do you think it is a bad idea to reenter the North American market?


I think its a bad idea to do focus foremost on north america and ignore much more important markets like China (technical WP7 Lumia limitations that where not solved all this years to also sell in China... but spend all your focus on 600ksold units in US? WTF?)

being on Verizon, TMobile, ATT, and some smaller MVNOs) they will see modest sales.


Same like with WP7 Lumia. What exactly are the reason(s) you see why the WP8 Lumia story will be totally different to the WP7 Lumia failure?

There is no indication of S40 being phased out.


S40 is rapidly aging and there is close to zero investment to stay competative. With Android, Bada/Tizen, etc going low end while Nokia struggles to keep alive and burns more resources in Lumia what do you think will happen in 2013 and beyond? Do you really believe S40 can compete where WP7 failed? So you think S40 is better then WP?

Edited 2012-10-19 10:41 UTC

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