Nokia need to amend its plans in order to be a player in the competitve smartphone market. They need to come up with a really disruptive, innovative product, or a huge marketing budget to create customers demand.
I believe Nokia can compete well and emerge successfully, its track records in mobile phone business more than enough to face the battle there - developing markets. Nokia - Android partnership? For me i can hardly foresee success in the romance. Well had it stuck its gun to Symbia and engaged Symbia developers painstakinly that would have probably be better. That's my thought.
Nokia is dealing with fierce competition in all the segments. While in lower price handsets local maker are giving tough time in developing markets so in the smartphones Nokia has been unable to capture the market.
I used to think that Windows-Nokia can be a winning combination but i am rethinking my stand that Nokia could profit more from the Android ecosystem.
You are right on Samsung and HTC. Not only them are contributors to market debacle for Nokia, even ZTE originally started as 3G mobile broadband dongle maker, now the company is also producing mobile devices aside dongle device.
Even Huawei has also joined in the fray - focusing in Africa market, where Nokia and BB have certain proportions of market fan base but now both ZTE and Huawei are operating fine in Africa with affordable mobile devices, also of good quality. I believe, developing the region may also make market situation better --- ZTE for instance, is diversifying into greener power generation for telecom service provider in part of Africa. That's another strategy i think may help sustainability.
Had Nokia launched its mobile devices on Andriod? Well, i dont think it that would have contributed enough to Nokia's market situation.
Companies like Samsung and HTC that had very little name in the cellphones market emerged out and became market leaders in smartphones category because of using Android platforms in their phones. Do you think it may have been a good move if Nokia had also launched an Android-based phone? I am not saying that they should have abandoned Symbian. But just a parallel range of handsets that had Android.
@Bolaji: What do you think the competition was lucky at in Nokia's case? I'd say that the competitors were lucky to enter into touch-screens while Nokia was very late to develop touch based phones. I think that's the the only turning point I can see in Nokia's case.
Vision, future technology and dreaming is very important part for success of innovative products. Also organization should be very transperant and supportive of unusual, crazy, chimerical ideas. If organization continue this with importance of engineering and relevant branch, it survives much longer at top position.
Dynamic leaders too never take their eyes off the ball! The competition needs only get lucky once, current leaders have to be lucky all the time. This reality was lost on Nokia as it was on previous market leaders. By the way, I believe Nokia isn't anymore the news. The watch is on for what will happen eventually to the current market leader.
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