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[3]: Its a restructuring
by tonny on Fri 15th Jun 2012 07:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Its a restructuring"
tonny
Member since:
2011-12-22

Looks like you love MS and Nokia that much, sir, to the point that... forget it.

Well, yes, a lot of it can be ADDRESSED with time. Like don't update our Lumia line (f*ck them. let them stick with our dated OS, muahaha), do not give upgrade to the phone below 256MB of memory. Slash the feature for cheaper phone, etc..etc..

If I'm in the brink of death, I'm sure I wont do that. I'd do the opposite to capture back my market share. But well, it's just me ;) .

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RE[4]: Its a restructuring
by Nelson on Fri 15th Jun 2012 07:37 in reply to "RE[3]: Its a restructuring"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

What are you even saying? English.

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RE[5]: Its a restructuring
by cdude on Fri 15th Jun 2012 17:20 in reply to "RE[4]: Its a restructuring"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

He says that all the Lumia devices are already outdated cause they cannot and will not be upgraded to Windows phone 8.

He also says that Windows Phone 7 and 8 have rather high minimum hardware requirements. They will never be able to run on low-end, cheaper hardware like you need to keep Nokia's most successful markets - the emerging markets in africa, asia, etc. It looks they cannot and are losing against Samsung Bada cause since the WP7-strategy there is no investment in the dumbphones done any longer. All of Nokia focuses on WP7 and they are losing there core markets.

He also says, and there I agree, that if I am losing massive ground in my core markets - those that bring in the money - then I do not abort them. But Nokia did and does. They think they will catch up some day with Windows Phone's that are able to run on low-end hardware.

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