"Nokia can look for new and different market and will get eventual breakthrough in near future."
Easier said than done. This new and different market is called "emerging countries". But there Nokia can just sell its low-cost products. Obviousely, that cannot help the company compete with its rivals.
Nokia's LUMIA model is being advertised very agreesively in India market with a lot of TV commercials and it seems to have made some imapct here . Recently I saw my niece buying this phone and it looked really sleek , light weight compared to the Samsung Galaxy and elegant.
In India Nokia brand very popular because of a very sturdy and durable design of its phones and I am sure with agressive marketing here Nokia can regain its leadership position.
"A year and a half after Windows Phone 7's debut, it has changed little. In effect, the gap in features between Windows Phone and Android or the iPhone has widened and not shrunk as Nokia needed it to".
I think Nokia will need to come up with a quick strategy here. It is unlikely Lumia 900 will bring Nokia the leverage anticipated at least not in the US by all accounts.
I am feeling sympathetic to Nokia over and over again. While being the pioneer of quality and cheap phones in the last 2 decades, I cant believe that within 3-4 years time it stands nowhere esp in the smartphone category. And failing in the smartphone category means failing in the future.
Meanwhile, with rocks thrown from all over the place, Nokia needs to believe in its ability to build user-friendly and quality phones and it will not be for the first time that it has to do it. It carries tons of experience which other manufacturers dont have, atleast that to Nokia's extent and this should be a big plus for Nokia to make a come back.
Also, its worth mentioning that Nokia has still not lost its reputation that much in many developing and under-developed economies, which are and have been big markets in terms of units sold and Nokia should make them their target market if it needs to capture some of smartphone market's ground.
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