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 Vanders on Sat 22nd Jun 2013 10:28 UTC in reply to "..."
Vanders
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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:
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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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