Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Oct 2012 10:56 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Things ain't going well for Nokia. Their quarterly results are - again - a disaster, and Lumia sales have dropped 28% (50% if you look at just the US). Windows Phone 8 is really going to be a make-it-or-break-it kind of thing. If it doesn't go well, the company might consider going back to focussing on rubber boots.
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Nokia...
by the_trapper on Thu 18th Oct 2012 11:00 UTC
the_trapper
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2005-07-07

We told you so!

-The Entire Internet

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RE: Nokia...
by dukes on Thu 18th Oct 2012 19:48 in reply to "Nokia..."
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2005-07-06

We told you so!

-The Entire Internet


I believe Elop also predicted the same thing. So no surprises today's announcement.

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RE[2]: Nokia...
by zizban on Fri 19th Oct 2012 01:35 in reply to "RE: Nokia..."
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We told you so because we saw what another ex MS exec do at the helm of SGI. The exact same thing!

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RE[2]: Nokia...
by cdude on Fri 19th Oct 2012 07:35 in reply to "RE: Nokia..."
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2008-09-21

Actually Elop predicted to become with WP7 Lumia number #3 after Android and iPhone. As of today they did not even got it managed to sell more WP7 Lumia then Symbian devices even long after killing off Symbian and telling everybody Symbian dead.

WP8 was never a topic till we got again and again, quarter by quarter hard numbers that WP7 Lumia failed horrible. Only then it became a "transition takes more time" and then "soon it will be different" and finally "it will be different with WP8 Lumia" story.

Fact is that Elop himself already answered a year ago that "Now our platform is not burning any longer". I am curious to know how he defines burning? Maybe selling like hot cake?

Maybe someone needs to explain Elop that selling more is better then selling less? Maybe someone put by accident the Nokia grow chart upside down on Elop's office wall and he is not aware that Nokia is not winning but losing market share?

Edited 2012-10-19 07:42 UTC

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