Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Apr 2013 11:21 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia has posted its quarterly results for the first quarter of 2013, and just like the quarters that came before, there's not a whole lot of good news in there. The rise in Lumia sales still can't even dream of making up for the sales drop in Symbian phones, and when broken down in versions, the sales figures for Windows Phone 8 Lumias in particular are very disappointing. In North America, Nokia is getting slaughtered.
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RE[2]: Size matters
by GDXN on Thu 18th Apr 2013 16:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Size matters"
GDXN
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2012-07-02

The worst is that the Nokia problem was a management problem.

If Nokia had decided to go with Android, the had the possibility to negotiate a very strong position with Google, basically they had the possibility to negotiate to only incorporate the Play market without any other Google sanctioned apps having a true possibility for differentiation with other manufacturers.

Other possibility and the best for Nokia in my view was to split in two phone companies. A high quality business and government oriented company maintaining the Nokia name, with a strategy to unify S40 and Symbian in scalable smart featured phone platform and continuing pushing Meego to the high end market, all in a quasi unified QT development platform with some exclusive Meego extensions, only manufactured in Europe. And a second company more consumer oriented, that make phones in 3 platform, a common smart featured phone platform with the Nokia brand, Android and Windows but with the possibility to incorporate Meego depending on the market situation. This second company manufactured in any part of the world, pushing its phone strategy from low end to consumer high end.

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