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[3]: Comment by przemo_li
by cdude on Thu 28th Mar 2013 14:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by przemo_li"
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Paying a licence fee of $40 is far cheaper than hiring thousands of developers.

Owning and controlling your own future is invaluable and so is not depending on Microsoft's good will only.

WP8 is super responsive on hardware that can barely run Android ICS. This means that Nokia can sell extremely cheap hardware at premium prices

And so can, and does, Huawei, HTC and Samsung. All of them have the same WP8. Samsung and HTC seem to have given up on WP8, Huawei's bestseller are there Android's (same Hardware like there WP8).

MS has effectively bought Nokia

While not paying a dime and even getting money from Nokia now. $40 for each sold unit, that is double as much Samsung had to pay for there WP licenses. Clever.

there is no real danger of Nokia going broke.

Not broke, they will be cut into pieces and parts, like there patents still worth some $, be sold to Microsoft and others.

Edited 2013-03-28 14:56 UTC

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