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MWC: Mobile Technology Madness

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Jennifer Baljko
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Re: Nokia and Huawei
Jennifer Baljko   3/1/2013 9:06:37 AM
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FlyingScot - Yes on Huawei. They probably won't reach Apple or Samsun soon, but they are a legit contender/competitor for the other handset makers. Nokia's lower cost Lumina could be a interesting thing to watch - emerging markets and people live tehre need smartphones to come done to below $50 to hit their price points. The price won't get there too soon across the board, but Nokia's news (along with other show rumblings) seems to suggest that trend.

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Re: What does it all mean?
Jennifer Baljko   3/1/2013 9:02:42 AM
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FreeBird - There was some news trickling in, but not nearly the scope of what's been seen in past years. Part of the issue -- as with all tradeshows -- is that MWC gets bigger every year, and some of the big name companies either choose to announce before MWC (at CES, say) or after, or what's common now, is at their own events. Still, it's the star event for mobile, and I can only imagine the amount of schoomzing, handshaking and  business being done on and off the show floor. 

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Nokia and Huawei
FLYINGSCOT   2/28/2013 5:02:21 AM
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I found it interesting that Nokia is rolling out cheaper versions of their Lumia range.  I liked the Lumia phone when I tried it and if they can retain the best features at a lower prioce point then we could see Nokia regaining some market share.  It is also ominous to watch the behemoth Huawei forge ahead in yet another large market segment.  This is a company to watch for many reasons.

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What does it all mean?
FreeBird   2/27/2013 12:57:14 PM
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As a passive watcher of news releases coming out of the MWC, it is difficult to pin down a specific trend. For example: "Nokia rolls out feature phones" (an actual headline). Whoa--stop the presses! "BlackBerry reveals new device." That buries the lead--it is at least 10 months too late. Anyway, good luck culling through the news. It's clear that there is a lot of excitement and opportunity being channeled at MWC, but as you said, no real breakthroughs on the problems dogging the market.



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