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[4]: Its a restructuring
by Nelson on Fri 15th Jun 2012 07:37 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Its a restructuring"
Nelson
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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"
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He says that all the Lumia devices are already outdated cause they cannot and will not be upgraded to Windows phone 8.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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