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[6]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 10th Jan 2013 19:15 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl
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2010-06-08

Well, Solaris still operates within Oracle too, but most Sun engineers left it as known, since they didn't appreciate the change in attitude. Surely it can differ, but Nokia is even worse than that, since MS has no interest in Nokia's systems, and anyway Nokia already killed off their internal OS departments.

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RE[7]: Comment by shmerl
by Nelson on Thu 10th Jan 2013 19:19 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

(This is all hypothetical)

but I'd imagine Microsoft would take what they deem to be compatible with Microsoft, and leave the rest.

Like we discussed in the other comment thread, it'd be bad for some Nokia employees that are laid off. Certainly. But I still think in that even that you should feel sorry for them, they had nothing to do with executive decisions.

Nokia the entity though, the shareholders, the executives, and the technology within Nokia that makes Lumia's compelling would benefit greatly.

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RE[8]: Comment by shmerl
by cdude on Fri 11th Jan 2013 15:43 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Microsoft has Surface Phone. Lumia? Unneeded and old already anyways. It wasn't a success and Microsoft needs a success,

Microsoft has ALL the WP R&D already. Nokia has not much to offer here.

Microsoft has Nokia Maps already too. Nothing to gain.

Patents! This is the most interesting value left in Nokia.

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RE[7]: Comment by shmerl
by zima on Tue 15th Jan 2013 20:32 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

and anyway Nokia already killed off their internal OS departments.

No they didn't ...this very news mentions Nokia S40, a platform which greatly improved (enough to be called a smartphone) over the last year+, after half a decade of stagnation. Then there's also S30, also with nicely improved models recently.

And, if anything, Symbian dept. was always largely external to Nokia. Also, some R&D centres are closed while others opened or expanding (the PRC ones)

Edited 2013-01-15 20:35 UTC

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