The Nokia Lumia 800 has appeared on the top 10 list of best-selling phones in Finland in March 2012 as 2nd on the list only after the iPhone 4S, which leads as numeber one. The Nokia Lumia 710 is 9th on the list.
I read today that Nokia is ready to discount the Lumia because response to the product has been mixed. It seems to me it is way too early to do that. So much of Nokia's problems seem to be self-inflicted--I wonder if this is another one?
Nokia's best option is to partner with Microsoft while they still have substantial cash. Work with Microsoft to not only implement Windows OS, but to innovate the OS. Come up with some things that will truly compete with Apple and Android. This could be very beneficial to both companies.
The question is whether the struggling Nokia is ready (want) to be sold or not. And if so what big company would be willing to buy it? Do you see any one in your crystall ball? I would say Microsoft might be interested, but there have been much disappointment in their alliance so-far.
elctrnx_lyf, It probably will get a bit more difficult for Nokia before it starts to get better. This is the pattern when a market leader loses steam. Two reports today point to a way forward for Nokia. In the first report the company indicated it will have to make more cost cutting (See: Nokia posts $1.2 billion loss as sales plummet) and the second could hold some promising good news for the company. The report speculates about Verizon supporting Windows operating system for wireless handsets. Verizon's support could significantly give Nokia the lift it needs to raise its profile in North America. (See: Will Verizon throw its weight behind Windows Phone?).
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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.