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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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 10th Jan 2013 18:22 UTC 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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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by Nelson on Thu 10th Jan 2013 18:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I'd be quite happy if Nokia got folded into Microsoft and they started making a Surface Phone.

I'm trying to figure out how Nokia being acquired by a multibillion dollar corporation who's goals align closely with theirs is by any stretch of imagination a situation to feel sorry for.

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 10th Jan 2013 19:12 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Firstly anything acquired by MS can be used for sinister purpose, after all MS has a reputation of the dark empire to uphold. But jokes aside, Nokia can fold into MS, and it would even may be benefit MS, but it'll end Nokia as an independent entity. For those who will rip off money on the deal - it maybe a good outcome, but for those who will lose jobs within Nokia it won't be, and for those who preferred Nokia to stay independent and to keep its own vision it won't be either.

Edited 2013-01-10 19:16 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by gmlongo on Thu 10th Jan 2013 18:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
gmlongo Member since:
2005-07-07

If by "get what they deserve" means "becoming profitable", then you are right. Because Nokia has exceeded everybody's expectations and has achieved underlying profitability.

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by Nelson on Thu 10th Jan 2013 18:36 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

and this will be their second consecutive quarter of profitability. They reached non-IFRS profitability last quarter.

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 10th Jan 2013 19:09 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

I'm sure that by selling themselves off to MS completely someone in Nokia could profit as well, but in essence it means the end for Nokia as a company.

Edited 2013-01-10 19:10 UTC

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