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[5]: Its a restructuring
by dsmogor on Fri 15th Jun 2012 05:46 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Its a restructuring"
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All of those companies are heavy restructuring due to smartphone race induced by IPhone effect and almost instant death of premium feature phone category. Nokia were doing best of them before Elop memo with outlook to migrate its Symbian customers to its modern os that's better than both Android (leaner, better dev kit, more stable, more style) and WP (much more functionality, true multitasking). Now they are at downward spiral to death, while others have stabilised on breackeven.
Samsung is squeezing them all because their kick ass manufacturing capabilities and enjoying economies of scale from both Apple and their own devices. Nobody can undercut them on price on the high end. The same would happen on any platform, and if WP is picked up would definitely happen there as well.

Edited 2012-06-15 05:49 UTC

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RE[6]: Its a restructuring
by cdude on Fri 15th Jun 2012 16:47 in reply to "RE[5]: Its a restructuring"
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Samsung had and has WP7 phones and it did not happen there. The used OS is essential for the success too and WP7 just doesn't sell. Neither Samsung nor Nokia can change that. Other tried, failed and switched away from WP7.

Edited 2012-06-15 16:49 UTC

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