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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If I were Nokia....
by bryanv on Thu 18th Apr 2013 18:40 UTC
bryanv
Member since:
2005-08-26

I'd fire Elop, jettison windows phone, and purchase Jolla.

They've solved their "we have x competing platforms" problem -- they now have zero viable platforms, and have jettisoned all the competing smart-phone divisions.

One more focus shift (back to your roots) may get people clamoring for the jolla (errr, nokia of yore) product.

It's a crazy idea, I know, but let's face it, lumia hardware with sailfish would be a good combo, and put nokia back into a position where they control their own destiny.

Heck, I'd buy one of those phone. Windows Phone? Heck no. I don't care if it's a good product. It's got the name "windows" in it.

I don't think Microsoft realizes what a tainted brand they have in "windows".

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RE: If I were Nokia....
by shmerl on Thu 18th Apr 2013 19:26 in reply to "If I were Nokia...."
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

I don't think Jolla wants to deal with that again ;)

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RE[2]: If I were Nokia....
by lucas_maximus on Thu 18th Apr 2013 20:11 in reply to "RE: If I were Nokia...."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Except has Jolla actually got anywhere? It are done by the same team that failed to deliver a Nokia mobile OS based on Linux.

Edited 2013-04-18 20:12 UTC

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RE: If I were Nokia....
by ze_jerkface on Thu 18th Apr 2013 19:26 in reply to "If I were Nokia...."
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Well it's more than a product decision that they made, Microsoft bailed them out in exchange for using WP.

But I agree that it was a poorly chosen name. Most people probably assume that a "windows phone" requires anti-malware software and additional maintenance. You can't assume the public will learn about how Win32 malware doesn't work on WP anymore than Android. Heck I've even seen comments from Slashdotters that didn't understand the difference.

Microsoft has made too many mistakes with Windows 8 and WP but they were warned in the development blogs so they really have it coming. When deleting technical questions from Microsoft partners became a daily routine they probably should have re-thought their strategy.

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Bailed them out?!?
by sgtrock on Thu 18th Apr 2013 19:45 in reply to "RE: If I were Nokia...."
sgtrock Member since:
2011-05-13

Take another gander at the chart that Thom provided. Symbian was the #1 selling smartphone platform _and_ Symbian growth was still continuing right up until Elop released the "Burning Platform" memo.

"Bailed them out?" More like tied a 2 ton anchor to the mast and threw it overboard, then shot the hull so full of holes it looked like a colander.

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RE: If I were Nokia....
by zima on Tue 23rd Apr 2013 21:25 in reply to "If I were Nokia...."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I'd fire Elop, jettison windows phone, and purchase Jolla.
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One more focus shift (back to your roots) may get people clamoring for the jolla (errr, nokia of yore) product.
It's a crazy idea, I know

Yes it is ...you'd hire back the team that was under-performing for so many years, delay after delay.

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