Hm, I think they are too late for that. They had lost the market share in both basic and Smartphone section. In my opinion the other possibilities are diversify their productivity to Tablets and other communication equipments.
"I don't support the decision to ditch Symbian, but a tie-up with Microsoft could really set up Nokia as a major third competitor in the handset market by giving it the financial stability to compete against Apple iOS and Google Android"
Bolaji, you are right. Symbian is Nokia's own OS and by sacking it they had done a big mistake. In my opinion, they have to continue production with Symbian. At the same time to compete in market, they have to come up with products for both Windows and Android version. Initially Nokia was also a member of Android development consortium and contributed for the OS development. But later, they sacked android for unknown reasons.
A professional analysis service I'm subscribed to recommended earlier today to sell NOK (although with low confidence). According to their report, they performed about 50% better than simply buy and hold on Nokia, so I trust them on this one.
If they turned some of their models into medical monitoring instruments, I'd bet they'd made a ton. Of something. Smartphones are perfect platforms for supporting all kinds of medical instrumentation. You could turn the screen to highest intensity, hold the screen against one ear, and have someone check the other ear for light.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.