Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Apr 2013 16:37 UTC
Windows Microsoft's Terry Myerson, corporate vice president of Windows Phone, talks about the competition. "With iPhone, I sense that it's running out of steam. With iOS, [Apple] just added a fifth row of icons. Android is... kind of a mess. Look at Samsung - there's clearly mutiny going on. The only OEM making money off of Android is Samsung." There's truth to all these statements, which makes it all the more surprising that Microsoft appears to be unable to properly capitalise on them. Sure, WP appears to be doing well in a few select markets, but by no means the kind of success Microsoft and (Nokia) was banking on. Microsoft will pull through. Nokia on the other hand...
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RE[5]: Nokia is ready for Hospice
by Nelson on Wed 17th Apr 2013 04:41 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Nokia is ready for Hospice"
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That's fine, but really, how long can this be used as an excuse for? Surely if Nokia were dying, they wouldn't have posted a profit last phone, or sold more phones sequentially, or be poised to sell even more phones this quarter.

This is a little ridiculous. Nokia was in the black last quarter with an increase QoQ and YoY Windows Phone sales while being supply strapped the entire quarter. Some people still managed to find something negative to say about Nokia in that thread.

I understand some companies take a while to die, but you'd see signs of that. Nokia doesn't really show signs of death, and in fact, multiple parts of Nokia are beginning to make significant inroads towards increasing Nokia's bottom line. The performance of NSN over the past few quarters have surprised everyone.

I just wonder what people expect from Nokia so soon. Lumia as a brand launched a little over a year ago. Since then they've seen a quarter over quarter increase in sales for every quarter except Q2.

They've launched something like 10 phones across 13 models in a year and sold 13 million phones in 2012. How the hell is this company dying?

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