Linked by David Adams on Wed 10th Aug 2011 17:07 UTC, submitted by glarepate
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The beleaguered handset maker Nokia is setting itself up for what it hopes will be a lean and mean relaunch in the U.S. later this year: it has finally admitted that it will not launch its newest N9 device--the first and possibly only one based on the MeeGo platform--and that it plans to end sales of its Symbian-based devices as well as low-end Series 40 handsets, as it prepares for a generation of devices it is developing using Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform.
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RE: Comment by Kroc
by kaiwai on Thu 11th Aug 2011 04:35 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

And those 160million users basically bring very little in when it comes to profit per unit - sorry to tell you this but businesses need to make a profit to pay the bills and give a return to the shareholders.

From what I see Nokia is stopping the scatter gun approach and instead focusing in on a narrow set of of phones that have good profit margins rather than trying to be everything to every one. When it comes to such a change in direction I wouldn't be surprised if we gradually start seeing it occur in other markets - in NZ Nokia was *the* phone to have but Nokia has failed to keep up with the trend towards smart phones that do a lot more than just make phone calls so I wouldn't be surprised if such a decision was made when it came to selling phones in NZ.

For all the bashing of Windows Phone 7 (as others have done on this forum) it is remarkable the number of people who post on this forum and many other ones that have never actually used a Windows Phone 7 device in their life - their only exposure they have to Windows on a mobile phone is some bad experience they had at work 10 years ago or something to that affect. I mean, it is really pathetic when you start to make judgement calls on a product today based on an experience 5 years ago!

I don't own a Windows Phone 7 device (I have an iPhone 4 'White') but I can see Nokia with their Microsoft partnership making good inroads - the Nokia brand will bring in the end user and once the user sees Windows Phone 7 running (will be Mango by the time Nokia phones are released) on the device and how cool it is there will be a sea change for both organisations.

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Ford Prefect on Thu 11th Aug 2011 08:51 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
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2006-01-16

Good comment!

But oh well, remember that first update to Windows Phone 7 that did provide no new functionality but broke half of the phones running it? It is not 10 years ago.

Time will tell whether Microsoft really learned their lessons. Nokia takes a very high risk.

I hope the best for them. Competition is always a good thing.

Edited 2011-08-11 08:51 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by kaiwai on Thu 11th Aug 2011 11:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Good comment!

But oh well, remember that first update to Windows Phone 7 that did provide no new functionality but broke half of the phones running it? It is not 10 years ago.


You mean Samsung - the scumbag organisation that told a carrier they had no intention at all at any time to provide software updates for their phones in favour of FORCING hardware upgrades on end users? that scumbag organisation who produced a Windows Phone 7 device that ranged from a bricked phone all the way to repeated rebooting after the Nodo was released by Microsoft. Yes, I do remember that experience but I was smart enough NOT to purchase an Samsung device - I owned a LG Windows Phone 7 device and everything work perfect (I've since moved to a iPhone 4 because Microsoft hasn't addressed compatibility issues between 64bit Mac OS X and their 'Windows Phone 7 Connector' that they provide for Mac OS X users to synchronise their phone).

Time will tell whether Microsoft really learned their lessons. Nokia takes a very high risk.

I hope the best for them. Competition is always a good thing.


I do hope that Microsoft has learned their lesson - to kick Samsung to the curb as fast as possible and make sure you choose good hand set vendors from day one such as HTC, LG and others with good reputations who don't have scumbag customer policies (as I mentioned in the above reply to the first paragraph). So yes, Microsoft need to choose their partners well and resist the temptation to allow any old vendor to use their software or otherwise they'll (Microsoft) be the ones who get the blame and not the hand set vendor itself.

Edited 2011-08-11 11:48 UTC

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