Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Jul 2013 21:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia's vice president Bryan Biniak: "We are trying to evolve the cultural thinking [at Microsoft] to say 'time is of the essence'. Waiting until the end of your fiscal year when you need to close your targets, doesn't do us any good when I have phones to sell today." Later Biniak adds: "As a company we don't want to rely on somebody else and sit and wait for them to get it right." There was a simple solution to this problem.
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RE[5]: Comment by Luminair
by Nelson on Tue 30th Jul 2013 11:57 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Luminair"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

http://infogr.am/Nokia-Lumia-sales

Clearly nobody wants Microsoft products. Nokia has increased volumes sequentially for every quarter except one of the Lumia's availability.

What reality do you live in?

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RE[6]: Comment by Luminair
by silviucc on Tue 30th Jul 2013 12:44 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Luminair"
silviucc Member since:
2009-12-05

US market does not seem to give two shits about those Lumias (according to your graph). They never cared about Nokia devices in general and they don't seem to be buying them now either.

I still can't understand the reason to have 3 almost incompatible platforms. Windows for x86 then Windows RT and Windows Phone for ARM.

If MS wants to be a devices and services company as they say then they should man up, show some balls and come up with a phone as they would do them, according to their "vision". Problem is they did some stuff in the past. Remember the Kin(s)? They sucked and got axed.

I'm quite baffled to see them going against a platform like android which does not have to earn Google any money on its own and think they have a chance of actually winning. They still don't seem to understand that this is not the old PC market where they have OEMs, partners and basically everybody else by the balls.

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RE[7]: Comment by Luminair
by Nelson on Tue 30th Jul 2013 14:16 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Luminair"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Yeah, but that's not the point I responded to and you're not the person I replied to.

I replied to the specific claim that nobody wants Microsoft products, that much is provably false. Check the chart.

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RE[7]: Comment by Luminair
by bentoo on Tue 30th Jul 2013 16:25 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Luminair"
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2012-09-21

I still can't understand the reason to have 3 almost incompatible platforms. Windows for x86 then Windows RT and Windows Phone for ARM.


Nothing like the super compatible Google platforms like ChromeOS then Android for ARM then Android for x86 or compatible Apple platform OS X for x86 then iOS for ARM. ;)

Edited 2013-07-30 16:26 UTC

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