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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by cdude on Sat 20th Apr 2013 17:44 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment"
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Nokia now have the painful task of building a whole new customer base largely from scratch

They try so since over two years now. Its not working. There is no demand for there products any longer like there was two years ago. Must be bad luck the demand vanished with the new products since it can't be because of the products. What customer cares about the products? Its all marketing like we saw last years NOT.

The damage phase is over

Now that's an optimistic view. Shrinking from the market leader to the market bottom indeed is positive since you have nothing to lose anymore. Good job done! Now they just need a to kill themselves so nobody can kill them any longer. What a clever business strategy!

I think it'll be another year or two before we can see

In February 2011 Elop himself wrote that the transition period is two years. First the transition finished. Customers switched from Symbian to iPhone and Android. Second that two years are passed and NOW that transition to the bottom, to where they cannot lose much anymore, is done, completed, over. There is nothing left to transition.

But yes, for some it will always take one year longer, success comes tomorrow, next game I win all my lost money back, pp.

Their new lineup reviews excellently

Reviews by Nokia Communications. To bad its the not-existing customers that count at the end of the 8 quarters we passed now.

it's now a marketing challenge, not a technical one

Same like it was past years what is why Microsoft, Nokia, AT&T, etc burned billions with marketing and achieved nothing. Even decline in the US, there marketing focus. By far more marketing money then any of the pre-Lumia got which all sold far better.

If your product doesn't sell, if customers reject it over years, if you sell even lesser when adding more marketing then something may faulty with the product, not the marketing.

e.g. by aggressively pushing dedicated product stands

They could start paying rather then demanding money for there products. That could increase there sales figures a lot!

Edited 2013-04-20 17:51 UTC

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