Linked by Anonymous on Thu 18th Jul 2013 14:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The decline continues for Nokia. While Lumia sales volume increased by 32% to 7.2 million during Q2, this was well short of the 8.1 million analysts expected would be sold. Meanwhile, smartphone sales are down 10.2 million units from Q2 2012, based solely on the death of Symbian. Did Nokia jump from a burning platform to a sinking ship? Or will the next Windows Phone update finally bring feature parity with Symbian? Note from Thom: Loads of new models, yet still not the turning point we are promised every time Nokia releases quarterly figures. I'm sure the next quarter, with the next new flagship, will turn it all around.
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RE: Who cares anymore?
by joekiser on Thu 18th Jul 2013 22:13 UTC in reply to "Who cares anymore?"
joekiser
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Nokia still makes plenty of innovation happen in the S40/Asha market. I had an Asha 311 and the OS is sleek, responsive, and quite capable. It has come a long way since even two years ago. Supposedly the Asha 501 is an even bigger leap for the OS.

No idea about the smartphone division, from my brief time in the store the Lumia 521 seemed like the best entry-level smartphone for the price. Spending a lot of money on stupid phones is not my hobby, so I did not compare the higher-end phones.

My armchair CEO opinion is that NOK should have demanded exclusivity from Microsoft, and been put in charge of WP development.

BTW, the real story here, is that Windows Phone is now solidly third-place in smartphone sales. Get me Firefox for WP, FM radio and a QWERTY keyboard, and I may switch.

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