Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Mar 2013 23:33 UTC
Windows "According to Kevin Restivo, an analyst at IDC, the countries where Windows Phone shipments exceeded those of iPhone during the fourth quarter were: Argentina, India, Poland, Russia, South Africa and Ukraine. A seventh 'country' where Windows Phone shipments beat iPhone is actually a group of smaller countries, including Croatia, that IDC lumps together in a category called 'rest of central and eastern Europe'." Not bad. Unsurprisingly, these are Nokia countries.
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RE[2]: Comment by przemo_li
by unclefester on Thu 28th Mar 2013 09:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by przemo_li"
unclefester
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Recent news say starting this Q1 quarter Nokia pays $40 for each sold device for the WP license to Microsoft. Minimum $250 million each quarter. The quarters before they got $250 million each quarter from Microsoft. That makes it minus $500 million each quarter they have on top now and no headquarters, land left to sell. Siemens leaving NSN and Huawei as new WP low-end Microsoft partner are hitting in too.


Paying a licence fee of $40 is far cheaper than hiring thousands of developers.

Nokia has a thriving and extremely profitable network business.

Most large companies don't own their own headquarters - or any other real estate.

That limits how far low they can go. Also till today Nokia makes lose with each sold unit including high end Lumia's. Going future down and increasing number of sold devices may not help them in becoming profitable again and they not have much time and money left.


WP8 is super responsive on hardware that can barely run Android ICS. This means that Nokia can sell extremely cheap hardware at premium prices. Nokia WP8 phones cost 50-100% more than Android phones with similar hardware.


Watch out, its an end-game. The 3-No's are going to be completed. Nortel, Novel, Nokia. All exclusive strategic Microsoft partners that went all in, all gone.


Considering that MS has effectively bought Nokia there is no real danger of Nokia going broke.

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