Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Aug 2013 14:52 UTC

Nokia is preparing to back Windows RT by launching a 10.1-inch tablet soon. Sources familiar with Nokia's plans have revealed to The Verge that the tablet, codenamed Sirius, will be launched shortly. While prototype pictures of the device leaked earlier this month, we understand that the final design more closely resembles Nokia's Lumia Windows Phone products.

Nice specifications, but Windows RT. Nobody wants Windows RT, and for good reason. I say this from experience: Windows RT is horrible. It offers nothing over iOS (let alone Android), Metro applications are side projects riddled with bugs, performance issues, and bad design, and the platform barely plays third fiddle compared to iOS and Android, so developers have little interest in it. On top of that, virtually everyone has abandoned Windows RT.

But, I'm pretty sure some people will tell us this tablet will turn Nokia around.

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RE[8]: Comment by _cynic_
by crocodile on Tue 27th Aug 2013 12:57 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by _cynic_"
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" It is very easy to get double digit volume growth quarter over quarter when one has small numbers.

But Nokia does not have small numbers. Nokia went from 5.6 million to 7.4 million units in a quarter. That is not small.

Sorry Nelson, but 7.4 millions units sold in a quarter is a very small number when for example during Q2 of 2013 have been sold in total ~230 million smartphones!!!
7.4 millions is very very small compared to 230 millions!

Here matters the relative numbers and not the absolute numbers!!!! It matters the percentage of the "pie" one gets. It is similar like you would basically start to count the number atoms in your favorite piece of pie even that is 5% of the entire pie and based on the fact that it has billions of atoms you state that your favorite piece of pie is big!!

Your "quarter to quarter" and "year to year" statistics start to become relevant/significant only when one has over 5% of the market. Below 5% of the market those numbers are not significant (there plenty of small "fishes" which can get astonishingly good quarter to quarter numbers).

Edited 2013-08-27 13:02 UTC

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RE[9]: Comment by _cynic_
by Nelson on Tue 27th Aug 2013 16:13 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by _cynic_"
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Is Sony a failure? How about LG? Lenovo? No? Didn't think so, they all sell in the same ballpark as Nokia.

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RE[10]: Comment by _cynic_
by Kivada on Tue 27th Aug 2013 23:04 in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by _cynic_"
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Is Sony a failure? How about LG? Lenovo? No? Didn't think so, they all sell in the same ballpark as Nokia.

Yes. Because Sony, LG and Lenovo have many other very profitable product lines to fall back on while they try to move into mobile.

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