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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by mdcdesign on Fri 21st Jun 2013 20:39 UTC
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2013-06-21

This article is pretty mental tbh.

Almost everyone I know here in the UK is either a) planning to replace their current handset with a Lumia the day their current contract ends (usually iPhones users), or b) has JUST bought an iPhone/Galaxy and is deeply, deeply regretting it every time they see someone holding a Lumia.

I work in the club industry, so I meet around 1.5-2k people a week, and EVERY time I'm outside having a cigarette and checking my phone, people come up to me and say, "omg is that a Lumia/Windows Phone?" then ask to look at it.

This perceived "disinterest" in WP must be a uniquely American thing or something, because over here it just doesn't come across like that whatsoever. Quite the opposite in fact.

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by tylerdurden on Fri 21st Jun 2013 20:48 in reply to "..."
tylerdurden Member since:
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Sheet, then why are you wasting time on this site, buy as much Nokia stock as you can son!

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by joekiser on Sat 22nd Jun 2013 02:12 in reply to "..."
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2005-06-30

Did you really just register on this site to talk about how popular Windows Phone is? Who do you work for?

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by Vanders on Sat 22nd Jun 2013 10:28 in reply to "..."
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2005-07-06

Almost everyone I know here in the UK is either a) planning to replace their current handset with a Lumia the day their current contract ends (usually iPhones users), or b) has JUST bought an iPhone/Galaxy and is deeply, deeply regretting it every time they see someone holding a Lumia.


Really? That's odd. Everyone I know here in the UK is either a) technically illiterate and bought a cheap Windows Phone 7 because it was cheap b) are buying Android 'phones: mostly Nexus or Galaxy devices.

To be fair though I don't know a single person who regrets buying an expensive Windows Phone device like the Lumia, but that could be because I don't know a single person who's bought a Lumia.

This perceived "disinterest" in WP must be a uniquely American thing or something


So only Americans are not buying Lumias? Do Nokia just not bother to include this secret cabal of millions of happy Lumia owners in the UK in their financial results?

over here it just doesn't come across like that whatsoever. Quite the opposite in fact.


It's amazing how different our two experiences are. It's almost as if...as if...an anecdote is not the same thing as data!

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by Vanders on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 23:19 in reply to "RE: ..."
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Really? That's odd. Everyone I know here in the UK is either a) technically illiterate and bought a cheap Windows Phone 7 because it was cheap b) are buying Android 'phones: mostly Nexus or Galaxy devices.

Update: the entire two people I knew who bought a cheap Windows Phone 7 device have apparently replaced them with...Android devices! Specifically, a Sony Experia and a Samsung Galaxy SIII. So that's -2 market share for Windows Phone in my universe, giving it an all time low of...0 devices!

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by ichi on Sat 22nd Jun 2013 11:07 in reply to "..."
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

This perceived "disinterest" in WP must be a uniquely American thing or something, because over here it just doesn't come across like that whatsoever. Quite the opposite in fact.


The perceived "interest" in WP must be limited to the area you live in or the people you know, because it goes straight against Nokia's numbers in pretty much the whole world.

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by Beerfloat on Sat 22nd Jun 2013 13:30 in reply to "..."
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2011-06-05

Yeah your research project with a statistic sample size of 1 pretty much destroys the notion put forth in this article.

Two questions though. First, was this some sort of geek club? What kind of people would go OMG a Windows Phone? And secondly, could it be yours just happened to be the first one they ever saw in the wild?

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by Nelson on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 12:06 in reply to "..."
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2005-11-29

I think you struck a chord here.

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by Vanders on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 23:22 in reply to "RE: ..."
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Which chord was that? The "Hurr imma gonna talk shit" chord (which is somewhere around E major, I believe)?

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