Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jan 2013 14:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Buried deep within Nokia's press release about its financial results, there's a line that pretty much signals the end of one of the most popular and successful mobile operating systems in history. With Nokia retiring its use, Symbian is no more.
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RE[2]: market share!
by Nelson on Fri 25th Jan 2013 21:06 UTC in reply to "RE: market share!"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

You would be correct were you not being sarcastic. There is plenty of marketshare to go along because the market is growing at an astonishing rate.

While Nokia loss dramatic marketshare, others, like Apple, gained dramatic marketshare.

I think its unwise to assume that Nokia will never return to a meaningful position (say 20%) because as the market has shown, ANYTHING can happen.

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RE[3]: market share!
by cdude on Sat 26th Jan 2013 10:13 in reply to "RE[2]: market share!"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

ANYTHING can happen.


And it did happen...

Nokia loss dramatic marketshare


and 2 years and 2 failed Windows Phone tries later...

There is plenty of marketshare to go


Near all of the market share to be exact. What means the Lumia strategy did not worked out, failed miserable 2 times and within that 2 years market share fall down to a rounding error. Consequence will be that strategy is changed and then indeed...

I think its unwise to assume that Nokia will never return


They can return to say 20% OR MORE like they had before that strategy for decades depending on how the new strategy works out.

Edited 2013-01-26 10:16 UTC

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RE[4]: market share!
by Nelson on Sat 26th Jan 2013 10:54 in reply to "RE[3]: market share!"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I'm sorry, but your comment just isn't coherent. Nokia has actually shown modest growth in their Lumia lineup both YoY and QoQ. I'm unsure what you mean that they've failed.

Failed to capture a majority marketshare? I could've told you that in 2011. Mobile growth like this doesn't happen overnight when you need to bootstrap a brand and an ecosystem.

What Nokia has needed since day 1 has been to be in a better financial situation (They are in one now) so that they can iterate on Lumia and establish mindshare.

Window Phone marketshare in Europe is surging, varying from 6-12% depending on the region. The two biggest difficulties are the US Market and China.

US I think they'll see decent sequential increases if the rumors are true and they launch a flagship on Verizon.

China it depends on how they execute, but I'm optimistic.

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