Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Apr 2012 13:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia's results for the first quarter are in... And it's grim. Very grim. We're looking at a net loss of EUR 929 million, an almost complete collapse compared to last year's EUR 344 million profit. It's also almost double the loss analysts expected. Revenue dropped by 29%, too.
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Comment by tonny
by tonny on Thu 19th Apr 2012 14:13 UTC
tonny
Member since:
2011-12-22

well, looks like they lose their final bet named windows phone...

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RE: Comment by tonny
by Jezza on Thu 19th Apr 2012 14:33 in reply to "Comment by tonny"
Jezza Member since:
2005-10-13

I'm sure the Tizen/Mer/KDE chaps would be more than happy to help them get a non-windows smartphone to market quickly.

I'd rather that than they approach Google, but both could only be a Good Thing for Nokia.

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RE[2]: Comment by tonny
by tonny on Thu 19th Apr 2012 14:48 in reply to "RE: Comment by tonny"
tonny Member since:
2011-12-22

IIRC, google asked Nokia to make phone with Android on it, but Nokia refused. I don't remember the details. better googling for it ;)

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RE: Comment by tonny
by kragil on Thu 19th Apr 2012 16:17 in reply to "Comment by tonny"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

No, it all going _exactly_ as they planned, but by "they" I mean Elop and Ballmer.
Step 1: Switch to a shitty, way-behind OS nobody wants
Step 2: See your handsets rot in inventory
Step 3: Present very bad results and highlight the fact that you still make lots of money from patents
Step 4: Get bought for a pittance
Step 5: Seller breaks the once great company up and sells/keeps the good parts and lays off most of the people

We are at Step 3 now

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RE[2]: Comment by tonny
by tonny on Thu 19th Apr 2012 16:27 in reply to "RE: Comment by tonny"
tonny Member since:
2011-12-22

I used to think that way, but now I'll call it conspiracy theory.. But lets see how far this 'Elop' riding company go..

And to think that smartphone OS didn't have copy-paste until 2010/2011? heheh.. What a modern OS.

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