Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jan 2013 17:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia has just sent out a few preliminary comments about the company's performance during the fourth quarter of 2012. Nokia's figures are a good indicator for how well Windows Phone 8 is doing, and, in all honesty, I'm not exactly blown away. Apparently, neither was Nokia itself, since the company decided to redefine their Asha phones from feature phone to smartphone to prop up their smartphone sales figures.
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by wigry on Thu 10th Jan 2013 19:10 UTC
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Nokia is actually in an excellent position with its phone offering and lineup. Nokia will push Lumias for the high-end wich sell mostly in europe and US and then the S40 for the rest of the world out there. In addition they have the magnificient Asha line and they have something for absolutely everybody. I currently do some development for the Asha devices and for simple mobile connectivity needs (browsing and email, maybe some gaming) the device os more than adequate and will be considered as "smartphone" by the majority of the worlds population. Nobody will care if there is an appstore where you can purchase your favorite Fart app. If you can read email and browse internet with the phone, thats a smartphone.

And BTW - nobody in the mobile market has nothing to put against Nokia S40 lineup. It will continue to make big waves in the world as a whole. The fact that geeks find S40 to be worthless is well ... worthless.

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