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: Comment by PieterGen
by ricegf on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 11:20 UTC in reply to "Comment by PieterGen"
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2007-04-25

I believe that the investment community expected Nokia to add Android to their Qt-centric Symbian / MeeGo portfolio a year ago (given that Android can be adapted to support Qt applications), and the rising stock prices before the Feb 11 announcement indicates a majority consensus that this strategy could have worked.

Imagine a Nokia with Symbian at the low end, Android in the mainstream, and MeeGo at the high end, with their own app store offering a range of apps that run in all 3 environments but with specialty apps that exploit each platform.

The drubbing the stock has taken since indicates the low confidence in the current Windows-centric strategy. The accelerated collapse of Symbian sales and slim Windows sales over the past year confirm the consensus position IMHO.

Time will tell if the strategy is a long-term win, but I'm still very sceptical.

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RE[2]: Comment by PieterGen
by taschenorakel on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 11:24 in reply to "RE: Comment by PieterGen"
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2005-07-06

Imagine a Nokia with Symbian at the low end, Android in the mainstream, and MeeGo at the high end, with their own app store offering a range of apps that run in all 3 environments but with specialty apps that exploit each platform.


Even WP7 as additional revenue stream could have made sense: Hardware and software are fixed, so R&D costs are minimal. You'd only spend a few bucks on design. Microsoft pays the advertisement. Easy drive-by income. You just don't make it your only bet. Also no need to jump on the Android band wagon I'd say.

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RE[3]: Comment by PieterGen
by ricegf on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 20:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by PieterGen"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

I agree that WinP7 would make some sense as an additional platform. The appeal of Android (other than its wild success) is its ability to run Qt apps from the other platforms, at least to some extent, which WinP7 will never do.

But WinP7 as an additional platform makes FAR more sense than Nokia's "all in" strategy.

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