Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th May 2010 14:11 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Like Research in Motion, Nokia is playing catch-up, software-wise, to the iPhone OS and Android, which is funny in a cruel way because both Nokia and RIM have a far larger market share than both of them. Nokia has put out a preview video of their upcoming N8 smartphone, which runs the latest Symbian version, Symbian^3. Nokia, like RIM, has got work to do.
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RE[4]: Actually....
by miles on Sat 29th May 2010 00:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Actually...."
miles
Member since:
2006-06-15

It all depends on what you mean by "being there". They may be #1 in the world but that is mostly due to the fact that they sell a lot of cheap reasonably well built feature phones.


They are number one in smartphones also, and if the trend continues they'll keep increasing their lead - not in percent points, but in millions of units sold. Don't be mistaken by the fact they are also number one in feature phones.

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RE[5]: Actually....
by unoengborg on Sat 29th May 2010 11:10 in reply to "RE[4]: Actually...."
unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06


They are number one in smartphones also, and if the trend continues they'll keep increasing their lead - not in percent points, but in millions of units sold. Don't be mistaken by the fact they are also number one in feature phones.


What I'm saying is that there are no longer any reason to believe that the trend will continue. Apple and Android phones are rapidly increasing their market share, and that market share is coming from somewhere.
Chances are that they will come from Nokia.

I remember the "We are so big, that nothing will hurt us, lets not change anything" attitude from Ericsson around year 2000, and we all know what happened to them. Now I see similar behavior from Nokia.

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RE[6]: Actually....
by vivainio on Sat 29th May 2010 11:41 in reply to "RE[5]: Actually...."
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

I remember the "We are so big, that nothing will hurt us, lets not change anything" attitude from Ericsson around year 2000, and we all know what happened to them. Now I see similar behavior from Nokia.


You may have seen that a few years ago, but not now.

Nokia has been changing pretty much everything in the mid/high end, and ditching legacy like there's no tomorrow - Avkon has been dumped, ditto for Gtk+. Look at the MeeGo co-operation, etc. etc.

Try to see past N8 to get an idea about what Nokia is doing in the high end.

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