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[4]: Comment by shmerl
by glarepate on Thu 10th Jan 2013 19:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
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There were people here that suggesting Nokia was facing imminent death. You have that idiot Tomi massively underestimating the number of Lumia's Nokia would sell this quarter. Nokia beat his, their own, and everyone elses expectations.

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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by Nelson on Thu 10th Jan 2013 21:08 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
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I read it, but what does me calling him wrong (which he admits) have to do with anything?

I'm not an analyst, I didn't make wild Windows Phone predictions, so I'm certainly not who he's speaking to when he calls others off base (And others being off base doesn't conveniently make him right, he was still off, because he sees everything through Nokia-hater colored glasses).

He's right, he overestimated the speed of the collapse of Symbian, and these things are notoriously hard to estimate, but he also underestimated Lumia sales this quarter. Which is all I said.

Basically what he did was admit he was wrong, go off on a tangent about how others were more wrong, and then spout of instances where he's been wrong again, and some where he's been right, and somewhere, in that convoluted torture of logic, he comes out to say he's the most spot-on Nokia analyst around.

Congrats, Tomi; you're the least stupid out of a band of stupid people.

The key difference is that others aren't as blatant a douchebag as Tomi is. I feel like his analysis would be insightful if he didn't muddy it with his irrational hatred towards Nokia. His tirades against Stephen Elop are so off base its disgusting.

I think he is laughed at by everyone except some people at OSNews who consider him a God.

Edited 2013-01-10 21:08 UTC

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RE[6]: Comment by shmerl
by cdude on Fri 11th Jan 2013 15:22 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
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Let Tomi beside, the common expectation was 4.0 m sold units. 4.4 got sold. That differences includes in last quarter written off WP7 Lumia which are now sold for a penny. When Nokia not gives separated numbers for WP7 and WP8 Lumia in there report you know why. Anyhow, 3% market share, still, in 2013. That doesn't look good however you turn it around. Its even behind Bada, behind Asha S40. And in 2013 new rivals hit market.

Edited 2013-01-11 15:24 UTC

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RE[6]: Comment by shmerl
by sicofante on Sat 12th Jan 2013 23:35 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
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I think he is laughed at by everyone except some people at OSNews who consider him a God.

Yeah, everyone but those really freak fanatics on the fringe like these: ...

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