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[3]: Comment by shmerl
by gmlongo on Thu 10th Jan 2013 18:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
gmlongo
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2005-07-07

The main objective is to become profitable. Nokia doesn't have to draw the same number of users as Android or iOS; it just has to become profitable for the company to succeed. And with the last two reports, it is clear that their approach is working. And analysts agree that things are moving in the right direction. 4.4 million Lumias is a big deal, and WP8 hasn't even been available for a full quarter yet.

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by cdude on Fri 11th Jan 2013 15:10 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
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2008-09-21

A big deal? Lets see. This was the new platform, early adopters, channel staffing, huge marketing budge and x-mas sells. It also includes the WP7 devices now being thrown out very cheap far below price and all that is coming from a company that was just 2 years ago two times bigger then its closest rival and is now dropping out of the top 10.

Those 4.4 million, that includes cheap WP7, are the world wide peak. Its not getting better. That was it.

For profit: Lets wait. I doubt there smartphone Lumia segment makes profit. But it may make lesser lose. In combination with other segments performing better and not having to have spend money on research and development any longer (what only has negative effects long term but not now), the sold headquarter and other jewels, the one-time patent payments, etc they may close to not make a billion of lose per quarter any longer for now. That doesn't help for the future through...

Edited 2013-01-11 15:14 UTC

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