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: The future is bright
by chithanh on Thu 18th Apr 2013 15:33 UTC in reply to "The future is bright"
chithanh
Member since:
2006-06-18

Question is who will continue to sell Windows Phones after Nokia dies?

Microsoft has long been rumoured to work on a Surface Phone. So if Nokia folds, Samsung&Huawei fully concentrate on Android/Tizen, and HTC fails to return to previous strengths, they have a plan B.

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RE[2]: The future is bright
by ze_jerkface on Thu 18th Apr 2013 19:13 in reply to "RE: The future is bright"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Plan B is to copy the massive success that is Surface?

How many carriers will be excited about trying Surface if Microsoft lets Nokia drop out of the market?

Nokia is the only thing keeping WP above water. It might as well be called Nokia OS.

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RE[3]: The future is bright
by cdude on Sun 21st Apr 2013 12:39 in reply to "RE[2]: The future is bright"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Its just that above water isn't enough. Even without Nokia Microsoft would still sell some devices and even only one keeps them above water. But that's not enough. They need significant market share. Nokia doesn't help here. In fact before Nokia joined WP market share was more or less the same its now.

Microsoft knows that. Bill Gates himself wrote there strategy failed. That applies to Surface and to the Nokia partnership. They already are changing. Huawei is there strategic partner for Africa. Once Nokia land but now its Huawei for Microsoft. Same for the WP8 hero-device, the showcase. That wasn't from Nokia, it was from HTC.

If Microsoft has more success with an own Surface Phone is as questionable as Nokia coming back anytime. What stays? Partnerships with other candidates. HTC isn't going to help them either. Huawei is mostly Android, Samsung rejected. Dell? Who else would be stupid enough to try where even Nokia, the market-leader back then, failed and got destroyed on the way trying?

Edited 2013-04-21 12:46 UTC

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