Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Apr 2013 11:21 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia has posted its quarterly results for the first quarter of 2013, and just like the quarters that came before, there's not a whole lot of good news in there. The rise in Lumia sales still can't even dream of making up for the sales drop in Symbian phones, and when broken down in versions, the sales figures for Windows Phone 8 Lumias in particular are very disappointing. In North America, Nokia is getting slaughtered.
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RE[2]: Ehm
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 18th Apr 2013 13:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Ehm"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

Country A has no presence in country B. Country A invades B, but they lose 80% of their invading army to the defending army, and lose massively. They are slaughtered.

North America was a very huge focus for Nokia. They clearly failed. They are being slaughtered in the market they bet a whole lot on.

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RE[3]: Ehm
by Nelson on Thu 18th Apr 2013 13:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Ehm"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I actually agree with Thom in that we need to be sober in the analysis of Nokia's North American attempts. There's no doubt they have work to do sealing the deal there. The US numbers are pitiful.

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RE[4]: Ehm
by cdude on Thu 18th Apr 2013 13:54 in reply to "RE[3]: Ehm"
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2008-09-21

Nokia had with Symbian 2% of the US market, then switched to US-Microsoft WP and focused on US (giving up e.g there 60% Symbian share in China by killing Symbian and not pushing Lumia to China) and have now, 2 years later with massive investment, lesser then before. Even only in US with leaving the results of there US focus-shift (eg Symbian in China, Africa, et ) out. In the homeland of Microsoft, with AT&T, with the highest marketing budget ever.

Edited 2013-04-18 13:58 UTC

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