Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jan 2013 17:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia has just sent out a few preliminary comments about the company's performance during the fourth quarter of 2012. Nokia's figures are a good indicator for how well Windows Phone 8 is doing, and, in all honesty, I'm not exactly blown away. Apparently, neither was Nokia itself, since the company decided to redefine their Asha phones from feature phone to smartphone to prop up their smartphone sales figures.
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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 10th Jan 2013 17:47 UTC
shmerl
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2010-06-08

Microsfot's bribe that caused Nokia to drop their Linux and Qt involvement actually had wider effects than some people might think. Besides developing their mobile OSes Nokia was also sponsoring many related projects, for example Telepathy development through Collabora, since it helped Nokia to use it for their messaging and communication projects. After their shift they stopped this sponsorship, which obviously reduced resources for these kind of projects and slowed down XMPP advancement.

So I don't really feel sorry for Nokia.

Edited 2013-01-10 17:49 UTC

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by gmlongo on Thu 10th Jan 2013 18:16 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
gmlongo Member since:
2005-07-07

Why should you feel sorry? It's very clear that things are turning around for Nokia, as indicated by this report. This is a very good sign for Nokia, and the continued reports of its demise are offbase.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 10th Jan 2013 18:22 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Why should you feel sorry? It's very clear that things are turning around for Nokia, as indicated by this report. This is a very good sign for Nokia, and the continued reports of its demise are offbase.


It really isn't. It's easy to think Nokia is doing well if you look at the figures in isolation, but pitting them against the entire market paints a different picture. Nokia's sales are increasing, sure - but not fast enough to grow their market share in any significant way. In fact, I believe Windows Phone is actually *losing* market share, not winning it.

As much as I love the platform - and I really do, I think it's better than iOS and Android - it simply isn't looking very healthy, and there are no signs this is going to change.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 10th Jan 2013 18:22 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

I could feel sorry for them killing their R&D off and selling their guts to MS. But I don't - they get what they deserve.

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