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 Nelson
by TBPrince on Thu 18th Oct 2012 18:20 UTC in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
TBPrince
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Nice put.

Also add that Lumia 800 marketing effort was bad, so bad. Nokia needs to learn about marketing smartphones. For example, while Apple shows features in its iPhone ads, Nokia didn't and aimed to create generic ads. This works for feature phones but doesn't work for smartphones.

Its second attempt for Lumia 610 was way better than first and sales improved. And I consider Lumia 800 a rushed product. The first real phone on par with Samsung's and Apple's model 900.

Moreover, Windows 8, Surface and X-boxes unified eco-system will improve scenario a lot, as rushed steering to reconsider WP made by Samsung, HTC et al is a sign something is happening.

WP7 still has some glitches, some roughness, something to learn in small features which could be improved a bit but can make a difference. However, having used Android 2.x and 4.x for months and having switched to Lumia 900 for a few weeks, I can say WP looks way more modern and captivating than Android 4.x.

My opionion of course.

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