Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Apr 2012 21:05 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Shares in Nokia plunged 17% after the mobile phone giant surprised investors by saying it expected to make losses in the first half of 2012. The Finnish company said competition in the industry had led to lower sales particularly in India, the Middle East, Africa and China. Nokia had previously expected to break even in the first quarter." And just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, the Lumia 900 is suffering from a software flaw, and the company has started offering $100 in compensation. Not a good start for such an important flagship device.
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RE[5]: Some context
by ThomasFuhringer on Thu 12th Apr 2012 07:58 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Some context"
ThomasFuhringer
Member since:
2007-01-25

Android would not need the cash infusion that WP got from MSFT.
Only WP needs it because it is long dead in the water and being resucitated by billions of marketing dollars.

Only a fraction of that money might have given MeeGo the final polish it needed.

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RE[6]: Some context
by Nelson on Thu 12th Apr 2012 10:28 in reply to "RE[5]: Some context"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Android would not need the cash infusion that WP got from MSFT.
Only WP needs it because it is long dead in the water and being resucitated by billions of marketing dollars.

Only a fraction of that money might have given MeeGo the final polish it needed.


I was having a serious discussion with a serious person. Reconsider the value add of your post and try again.

People who still think MeeGo(which wasn't even MeeGo, it was Maemo with a new skin) had the ecosystem it needed to survive are inebriated. I know its what you wish happened, but it didn't. Get over it. Your year long grudge is beyond tiring.

Nokia was in dire financial straits, yet you argue them spending undeniably more money engineering their own concoction would've left them in a better position. Unbelievable.

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RE[7]: Some context
by ThomasFuhringer on Thu 12th Apr 2012 11:11 in reply to "RE[6]: Some context"
ThomasFuhringer Member since:
2007-01-25

I do not know what makes your discussion more "serious" when you call others "inebridated".

As was mentioned above, WP had as little of an ecosystem as MeeGo (or whatever you prefer to call it).

According to E. Murtazin, Nokia spent EUR 1bn developing MeeGo and then Elop shelved it.
I bit more investment and it might have actually become useful. Reviewers liked it and customers bought it, while on the other hand WP has evidently failed to gain traction since day one.

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