Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Feb 2012 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless How many N9's did Nokia sell, and how many Lumias did Nokia sell? It's an interesting thing to ponder, because estimates by Tomi T. Ahonen seem to indicate that, despite decidedly undermarketing the thing, the N9 faired considerably better in the marketplace than the Lumia did.
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RE: Is it really true?
by fran on Wed 1st Feb 2012 23:33 UTC in reply to "Is it really true?"
fran
Member since:
2010-08-06

Nokia panicked. It had a R&D budget that was 5 times that of apple on year and still loosing smarphone market share.
The company just did not have the faith, budget and maybe even the stomach anymore.
Microsoft was probably their best bet to continue business as usual. It already gave them $1 billion last year and $250 million not long ago. They're so encumbered by MS right now that quitting the partnership might very well bankrupt them. There just isn't any turning back now.
I was sceptical but I think they will 2012 Tango release with the Nokia Windows 7 lower-priced budget smartphones will push up sales.

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RE[2]: Is it really true?
by shmerl on Wed 1st Feb 2012 23:46 in reply to "RE: Is it really true?"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Bad choices shouldn't cause apathy. They should dump this MS partnership as soon as possible, but their slowness to react will only sink them further.

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RE[2]: Is it really true?
by JAlexoid on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 10:11 in reply to "RE: Is it really true?"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

In all fairness, you can't really compare Apple's R&D with anyone else's. It ridiculously low and I'm pretty sure that software development isn't in R&D department.

Also, hardware R&D is multiple times more expensive than anything in the software domain.

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RE[2]: Is it really true?
by przemo_li on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 13:06 in reply to "RE: Is it really true?"
przemo_li Member since:
2010-06-01

It do not matter if Nokia is getting tones of gold from MS. Only thing that matter if Nokia can make profit again.

Linked article suggest that Nokia could made profit with MeeGo. If MeeGo could be allowed to be sold in every country Lumia could.

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RE[3]: Is it really true?
by Carewolf on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 20:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Is it really true?"
Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

I have read that Nokia did make a profit on mobile phones last year. Apparently they just lost 1 billion EUR on non mobile activities. This is from the investors analysis of the public numbers, just like the N9 vs Lumia numbers are.

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