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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RE: Comment by Loreia
by przemo_li on Thu 18th Oct 2012 13:03 UTC in reply to "Comment by Loreia"
przemo_li
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2010-06-01

NOKIA DO NOT NEED US MARKET.

ITS 5TH MARKET IN HANDSET SALES.

BACKWATER IN OTHER WORDS.

Now EU or Asia would be good.

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RE[2]: Comment by Loreia
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 18th Oct 2012 14:06 in reply to "RE: Comment by Loreia"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yes, however, they are spending a ton of money promoting them in the US. The US based reviewers have a disproportionate reach with their reviews. If they don't like it and people in the US don't buy a heavily advertised product the word will spread to the other market places pretty quickly.

I understand you'r point in terms of sheer phone volume, but I'm not sure I would classify the home country of both of the leading phone os' as well as the one nokia is selling as a "backwater". Surely the home market for windows devices matters for the premier windows phone developer?

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RE[2]: Comment by Loreia
by oskeladden on Thu 18th Oct 2012 15:46 in reply to "RE: Comment by Loreia"
oskeladden Member since:
2009-08-05

NOKIA DO NOT NEED US MARKET.

ITS 5TH MARKET IN HANDSET SALES.

BACKWATER IN OTHER WORDS.

Now EU or Asia would be good.

Unfortunately, their sales also fell from 15.9m units to 5.8m in China - a decline of 64%. It's even worse in terms of net sales by value, where it declined by 74% year on year, and 49% on just the previous quarter alone. The EU showed a decline of 29%. Even Latin America - which on the figures showed a 14% rise year on year in terms of value - actually saw around 100,000 fewer handsets sold.

They need some markets, surely?

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