Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Jun 2013 18:29 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless So, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft was very close to take over Nokia, but that the talks eventually broke down, probably beyond repair - at least for now. The reasons the talks broke down illustrate something that I have repeatedly tried to make clear for a long time now: Nokia isn't doing well.
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Nokia could come back with a vengeance...
by Arawn on Thu 20th Jun 2013 21:59 UTC
Arawn
Member since:
2005-07-13

That is, if they launch a couple AOSP (think Nexus status) smartphones with excellent quality, good battery and interesting price, and available all over the world. Just a couple of phones, mid range (dual core) and top range (quad core).

They know how to build excellent quality phones, just look at the N9.

After that a nice tablet (7" or 8") and I think they would regain lots of brand status.

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bentoo Member since:
2012-09-21

I think they would regain lots of brand status.


More like lost in the sea of Samsung Android devices.

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przemo_li Member since:
2010-06-01

Its better to bee 4-6% Android OEM that can differentiate by hardware and some services, and UI, and apps, and mods to OS.

Than to be unprofitable 2% WinP OEM who can differentiate only by hardware.

And Nokia do not sell Lumias with profts...

So it would change little market presence and no profits to small market presence and little profits.

If that is wrong approach.................

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

That is, if they launch a couple AOSP (think Nexus status) smartphones with excellent quality, good battery and interesting price, and available all over the world. Just a couple of phones, mid range (dual core) and top range (quad core).


Or they could just release one that's aluminum. That usually gets mouth breathers in a tizzy.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

The Lumia 925 is pretty nice. I do wish it had Xenon Flash though.

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bryanv Member since:
2005-08-26

I think you have aluminum confused with diamond plate steel and 'truck nuts'.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Or they could just release one that's aluminum. That usually gets mouth breathers in a tizzy.


Why insult people who just happen to like aluminum as a material? What's wrong with liking it?

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