@Himanshugupta, I agree the competition is fierce and may not appear secure. In business world it's all about risk taking. I think Nokia has probably done its homework right this time by making plans to reduce operational cost and hopefully reinvest in vital innovative programmes. It's a risk worth taking. I hope it pays off.
As for Jolia mobile, this was a joint venture I believe with Nokia in 2010 but didn't work. I understand Nokia released the N9 based on Meego smartphone last summer. I'm just curious, what difference can Jolia bring by using Nokia's abandoned OS to create a Meego smartphone? What are your thoughts?
I think Nokia has shown that it meant business by embarking on a serious restructuring programme. The plans to initiate operational changes and focus on cost reduction target are painful but necessary moves. I believe this moves will help to streamline the company and thus refocus on specific key growth areas. These exercises are potential and will prove beneficial in the long run.
Anna, Why do you believe Nokia will bounce back? I am not saying it won't but I am interested in your reasons. What will it take in your opinion for this company to regain its footing and is it doing all these?
I so not really think an average customer really worries about company business track. Rather Nokia is suffering in the smart phone segment where the customers actually look at the contemporary and famous phone models. I think Nokia done a decent job with lumia but they should be more aggressive to come out with various models like the Samsung has done with their galaxy. I believe Nokia and its employees are already on this.
@Wale, whichever way we view it, such ratings does impact a company's outlook and equally affect a company's investment opportunities. This rating will not benefit Nokia at a time like this. The company is battling for its survival and I think it will probably regain itself again. It's certainly not the end for Nokia.
This would be a good time for Microsoft to step in and pick up Nokia for a song. Nokia the only mobile phone using their OS, and if Nokia fails, so does Microsoft in the phone market. Nokia's problem is not that they don't have good products, it is lack of faith they will survive their financial problems that will hold the back. No one will buy a phone from a company that cannot be relied on to be in business next week.
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