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[2]: Comment by PieterGen
by taschenorakel on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 11:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by PieterGen"
taschenorakel
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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"
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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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RE[4]: Comment by PieterGen
by vivainio on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 07:58 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by PieterGen"
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2008-12-26

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.


WP7 is not Nokia's only platform. It replaces Symbian and Harmattan.

Nokia is currently making the money on lower end.

Also refer to the "Qt for next billion" comms out there, and do the math. In a way, WP is an additional, yet high priority platform.

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