Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th May 2013 11:29 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The day has finally come! Jolla has finally announced the launch device for its Sailfish operating system - and by god this is a looker. It's decidedly different from other phones out there, but it has good specifications and carries a relatively reasonably price tag - EUR 399, and it's up for pre-order today, shipping in the fourth quarter of this year.
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by Nelson on Mon 20th May 2013 13:59 UTC in reply to "Re:"
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Really hope this thing ends up in third or fourth place (after blackberry), so the OS Microsoft touts as the defacto third choice tumbles to fifth place.

PS: Yes, WP has already tumbled to fourth place after blackberry, despite a head start of WP over the new blackberry, massive marketing and nokia brand name in some countries.Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.3.4; el-gr; LG-P990 Build/GRJ23) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1 MMS/LG-Android-MMS-V1.0/1.2

Windows Phone is in third place ahead of BlackBerry. BlackBerry is also trending way, way down as opposed to Windows Phone which has posted triple digit growth YoY and has faced steady shipment increases QoQ for many quarters now.

Granted, BlackBerry's BB10 effort is hardly underway so they will need time to grow and dig themselves out of their hole.

The majority of the shipments that make up the sales of BB are BB7 handsets, and accordingly they will see a dip in marketshare as those users flock to other platforms at the end of their respective upgrade cycles.

So this is why BB being in 4th or MSFT being in 3rd is meaningless, BB definitely needs more time to see their strategy bear out.

The same is true of Jolla, take note that they will launch in limited regions with a single device. They don't have much brand recognition, though they do have a compelling product and device on their hands. Its obviously not going to be a high volume play though.

So manage your expectations accordingly. It takes time to build a brand and set up the infrastructure needed to support an ecosytem. The Jolla guys are really smart ex-Nokians who know how to get this stuff done, so I have more faith than I otherwise would have in what amounts to a start up company.

Just don't expect millions and millions on their first try.

Windows Phone is for all intents and purposes on its way to mainstream commercial acceptance, as much as some people here absolutely can't stand that.

Nokia is expected to go from 5 to 8 million phones this quarter, and that's just the lead up to Holiday 2013 in which the next wave of Lumia devices will launch.

Nokia finally has all the gears turning and they can consistently pump out devices at varying price ranges to start increasing their volume. You've already seen this in their large QoQ increases since Q3 2012.

What will be key in my opinion is them posting a steady 20% QoQ gain to maintain the momentum. I want Nokia to go from 8 - 10 in Q3 then 10-12 and possibly more in Q4.

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