Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jun 2012 15:15 UTC, submitted by Jos
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless And the burning platform is still, uhm, burning. "Chief Executive Stephen Elop is placing hopes of a turnaround on a new range of smartphones called Lumia, which use largely untried Microsoft software. But Lumia sales have so far been slow, disappointing investors." It's a shame to see a once proud company in such a downward spiral, but alas, it's the way of business. If you get complacent - as Nokia had gotten - you will fail.
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RE: Its a restructuring
by JAlexoid on Fri 15th Jun 2012 00:57 UTC in reply to "Its a restructuring"
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I think a low-end Windows Phone is a great proposition, and can't see why a slow, confusing, unstable Android phone would do better.

It may be slow compared to WP7, it's no less confusing and definitely not unstable.

It may be that only Nokia can produce a low end device, because everyone else can't do that.

Now, when the first WP8 devices start to roll out, we will see a new generation of low end devices. Sony Xperia U is already on the heels of 610. And Xperia lowend is far below what any WP7 can provide(not to mention the low end of Samsung, low-end of ZTE and the new mid-range Intel devices).

If the market gets frozen for the next 9 months(I seriously do not expect WP8 to be out earlier), then I would agree that WP8 has great chances. However a lot will happen in those 9 months. iPhone refresh is coming in fall. If Apple pushed iPhone4 to $350 and keeps iPhone3Gs it's game over for WP and a lot of Android base. New baseline Android will be released - the next Nexus. Samsung's, HTC's and Sony's budget lines will be refreshed.

Regardless of how I feel about Microsoft, WP7 is having issues capturing the market and WP8 looks to be picking up from WP7 in an even more contested market.

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RE[2]: Its a restructuring
by Nelson on Fri 15th Jun 2012 01:14 in reply to "RE: Its a restructuring"
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2005-11-29

Windows Phone will be out by October, like it usually is.

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RE[3]: Its a restructuring
by JAlexoid on Fri 15th Jun 2012 01:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Its a restructuring"
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2009-05-19

Windows Phone will be out by October, like it usually is.

My doubt is in devices, not just software. It takes a month to two months to ship generic Windows laptops with a new version of Windows, embedded is slower on that front.

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