Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jan 2013 14:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Buried deep within Nokia's press release about its financial results, there's a line that pretty much signals the end of one of the most popular and successful mobile operating systems in history. With Nokia retiring its use, Symbian is no more.
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RE[10]: Right
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 27th Jan 2013 01:00 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Right"
Thom_Holwerda
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You don't even have to look at any of the fancier numbers to see that Nokia isn't doing well, despite Nelson's attempts at making it seem so. You only have to look at three numbers.

Nokia sold 4.9 million Lumias in Q4 2012, which is way up from the 2.9 million in Q3 2012. Sounds good right? Well, unless you look at Q2 2012, in which they sold 4.2 million Lumias.

So, despite the release of a brand new flagship device, AND several cheaper devices, AND a brand new operating system release backed by a huge marketing push from both Nokia and Microsoft, AND it being the holiday quarter, they only managed to do slightly better than a random Q2.

And this is what Nelson calls a turning point?

I'm sorry, but that's just batshit insane.

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