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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Where is S40
by wigry on Fri 21st Jun 2013 06:56 UTC
wigry
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2008-10-09

As you may know, Nokia is not only Windows Phone company but majority of shipped phones contain S40. Where are those on the diagram?

Nokia's strategy is to have low-end S40 and high-end WP phones so you must also consider S40 to get the complete picture. Microsoft of course doesn't give a damn about S40 but still it is a big part of Nokia's business.

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RE: Where is S40
by chithanh on Fri 21st Jun 2013 09:47 in reply to "Where is S40"
chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

The sales figures of S40 (Asha) are even more sad. S40 is now competing against lowest-end Android smartphones, a losing proposition.

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RE[2]: Where is S40
by Nelson on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 12:03 in reply to "RE: Where is S40"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I'm interested in seeing Asha Q2 numbers before I get worried, Nokia warned that Q1 seasonality would have a negative effect on Asha sales. That could factor in (but not fully explain) the drop.

If we see another drop, or flat volume shipments for Asha devices than I'll agree that it is time to worry about Nokia's Asha strategy.

9m to 5m is a really bad drop, to be fair, so we'll see.

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