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[5]: Comment by przemo_li
by cdude on Sun 31st Mar 2013 02:37 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by przemo_li"
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Nokia is the de facto phone division of MS.

Was not is. When Nokia failed hard two times Microsoft went on. Surface Tablets, Surface Phone. HTC, not Nokia, made the WP8 flagship model. Huawei is the exclusive WP8 partner for all of Africa, not Nokia.

When that Nokia-Microsoft partnership was announced Nokia had lot to offer. They where number 1 with the biggest market share. Thats what they had to offer. That is gone now and with or without Nokia made NO notable difference for WP sales. Just compare WP market share before Nokia with now. Its the same 1-2%.

Samsung is switching to Tizen. HTC is going nowhere. Huawei is a bottom feeder.

Tizen is going to happen independent of Samsung's Android and WP offers. They are not so stupid to put all eggs into only one basket. They still do WP even if it not sells. They can offer that unlike Nokia.
HTC is back. They are making profit again after switching away from long years of Microsoft partnership back onto Android.
Huawei is in the top 10 striving to the top unlike Nokia who strive to the bottom. They have Android and WP. There Android, same hardware, sells very good. WP not so but that's the case for all WP resellers. Just like Samsung Huawei can do that, continue to offer WP without going down like Nokia, cause they have good selling alternates.

The alternative is bankruptcy. Nokia had no future without WP7/8.

Up until that infamous burn-everything memo Nokia was profitable with growing profits. That is past. Just like Boston Chickens and Macromedia they got Elopped.

Edited 2013-03-31 02:53 UTC

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