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 Wed 22nd May 2013 12:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Re:"
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1) Nokia was number one two years ago, and


Yes, that's true. BlackBerry has also seen a spectacular fall. If your point is to tell me that Nokia is doing badly overall, then that's a point I'm well aware of.

I don't think noting that their Windows Phone strategy is starting to take off has anything to do with their past performance with past devices and a past OS.

If you can enlighten me as to where the relation between the two is, because it's obvious that Nokia wasn't going to stay #1 forever, especially given the projected trajectories that Tomi himself acknowledges.


2) on Bill Gates' time Windows Mobile was number two OS on mobile phones => today Nokia is number 9 and Windows Phone platform is number three, and


Right, and it is a strategic fumble that they did not take advantage of their market position when they had the time to do so. I similarly don't see what that has to do with anything I've said here.


3) the increase from Q4 2012 to Q1 2013 is 0.3% for Windows Phones!!!


I think your math is wrong.

Q3 2012:
3.6 million units shipped, 140% YoY change

Q4 2012:
6 million units shipped, a 67% increase QoQ, 150% YoY change

Q1 2013:
7 million units shipped, a 16% increase QoQ, 134% YoY change.

They've posted a QoQ volume increase every quarter except one since the Lumia's came out.

They managed a 16% QoQ increase coming off of the Holiday Season, which is especially impressive.

This is using actual IDC numbers, not dubious Tomi numbers.

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