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[5]: Comment by shmerl
by Nelson on Thu 10th Jan 2013 19:16 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
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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 loose 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.

Compared to the people who lose jobs today at Nokia? Nokia is still downsizing to make themselves a more agile company. I think it may be terrible for the people affected, but it is a business decision, and business is amoral.

Besides, Nokia is an excellent company, and people laid off from Nokia should be able to move on. Especially in Finland. Hopefully.

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RE[6]: Comment by shmerl
by moondevil on Thu 10th Jan 2013 23:13 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
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Happened to me in 2007.

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RE[6]: Comment by shmerl
by cdude on Fri 11th Jan 2013 15:37 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
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More agile is good. Did you realize that its always research & development & production being layed off at Nokia and never management? What does it give you if you shrink at execution but stay a water-head at management where the later is responsible for the situation and the first not? Agile? Muhaha.

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