Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th May 2013 11:29 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The day has finally come! Jolla has finally announced the launch device for its Sailfish operating system - and by god this is a looker. It's decidedly different from other phones out there, but it has good specifications and carries a relatively reasonably price tag - EUR 399, and it's up for pre-order today, shipping in the fourth quarter of this year.
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by Nelson on Wed 22nd May 2013 12:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Re:"
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1) Nokia was number one two years ago, and

Yes, that's true. BlackBerry has also seen a spectacular fall. If your point is to tell me that Nokia is doing badly overall, then that's a point I'm well aware of.

I don't think noting that their Windows Phone strategy is starting to take off has anything to do with their past performance with past devices and a past OS.

If you can enlighten me as to where the relation between the two is, because it's obvious that Nokia wasn't going to stay #1 forever, especially given the projected trajectories that Tomi himself acknowledges.

2) on Bill Gates' time Windows Mobile was number two OS on mobile phones => today Nokia is number 9 and Windows Phone platform is number three, and

Right, and it is a strategic fumble that they did not take advantage of their market position when they had the time to do so. I similarly don't see what that has to do with anything I've said here.

3) the increase from Q4 2012 to Q1 2013 is 0.3% for Windows Phones!!!

I think your math is wrong.

Q3 2012:
3.6 million units shipped, 140% YoY change

Q4 2012:
6 million units shipped, a 67% increase QoQ, 150% YoY change

Q1 2013:
7 million units shipped, a 16% increase QoQ, 134% YoY change.

They've posted a QoQ volume increase every quarter except one since the Lumia's came out.

They managed a 16% QoQ increase coming off of the Holiday Season, which is especially impressive.

This is using actual IDC numbers, not dubious Tomi numbers.

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by enx23 on Wed 22nd May 2013 20:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Re:"
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Nokia is struggling nowdays to stay on top 10 when two years ago was number one. This shows how badly the Nokia's strategy regarding Windows Phone platform is working.

Regarding Tomi Ahonen numbers please notice that those are phones SOLD and IDC numbers are phones shipped, which are not the same!

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