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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What would save Nokia
by twitterfire on Thu 18th Apr 2013 13:13 UTC
twitterfire
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2008-09-11

They hoped and hoped that Windows Phone would take off and they bet their future on this.

Now, the only thing that can save Nokia is launching Android phones.

I think that considering their expertise, they can compete with success against the likes of Samsung.

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RE: What would save Nokia
by Nelson on Thu 18th Apr 2013 13:25 in reply to "What would save Nokia"
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2005-11-29

Uh, their Windows Phone sales are up, and have been climbing sequentially.

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RE[2]: What would save Nokia
by twitterfire on Thu 18th Apr 2013 14:01 in reply to "RE: What would save Nokia"
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

Uh, their Windows Phone sales are up, and have been climbing sequentially.


Sure, if going from 0.1 smartphone market share to 0.12 counts as climbing.

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RE: What would save Nokia
by Kochise on Thu 18th Apr 2013 14:03 in reply to "What would save Nokia"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

A Lumia 920 with Jelly Bean 4.2.2, let me think about that one...

Agree !

Kochise

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RE[2]: What would save Nokia
by jonoden on Thu 18th Apr 2013 19:41 in reply to "RE: What would save Nokia"
jonoden Member since:
2012-02-13

Definitely. I was sad when they cast their lot in with Microsoft. I wanted a Nokia android phone.

I can see why they didn't go that route, I think they were thinking they couldn't compete well enough with Samsung, HTC and Motorola (and the long tail of other Android handset manufacturers).. So they went with Microsoft to differentiate, and also, how can you say no to $1 Billion.

If they can hang on for a few years they may be able to climb up to some level. It's going to be very difficult to dethrone Apple and Google's Army of manufacturers in that timeframe though.

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RE: What would save Nokia
by cdude on Thu 18th Apr 2013 14:12 in reply to "What would save Nokia"
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2008-09-21

> considering their expertise

That expertise is long gone. R&D and production suffered most from Elop's removing of in-house expertise when it all was done at Microsoft.

Android is Linux. To stupid they have NOW such a bad stand among Linux talent and no money to compensate with higher sallery. Nokia went from one of the top companies to work for to one of the worst in just 2 years. Not going to happen they can rebuild in-house expertise fast enough.

> they can compete with success against the likes of Samsung.

They can't even bring Android to market without the talent that isn't with them any longer. Compete against Samsung? lol

Edited 2013-04-18 14:13 UTC

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