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IHS: Nokia Windows Phone Strategy 'On Brink of Failing'

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bolaji.ojo
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Re: An Announcement from CEO Elop
bolaji.ojo   4/23/2012 6:15:02 PM
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Rich, Wicked! Just plain wicked! But seriously, I thought it ridiculous Stephen Elop's claim that he was surprised at the company's performance. What was he expecting? He cuts off the wrong limb and proclaims shock the patient didn't get well. Ridiculous.

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Re: An Announcement from CEO Elop
Anna young   4/23/2012 8:20:01 AM
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@Rich Krajewski, you show little sympathy for Nokia's plight :).  Nokia's market situation clearly shows that the strategic partnership agreement between both Nokia and Microsoft might be short lived, if market appraisal fails to improve for Nokia I think.

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Re: Nokia
bolaji.ojo   4/18/2012 11:03:11 AM
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What puzzles me is why Nokia adopted Windows operating system after deciding to kill Symbian OS. I suppose the amount of money and support Microsoft was willing to throw in convinced Nokia's management and perhaps the relationship CEO Elop had previously with Microsoft where he previously worked. Beyond that, it didn't make sense to go and support "an also ran" as you put it.

Symbian may have been problematic for Nokia in that it had been overtaken by Apple and Android but it still had a bigger market share than Windows OS. Finally, why couldn't Nokia simply insist on supporting at least two operating systems? Why reject Android? Google might have been convinced to also support Nokia although its decision to buy Motorola Mobility may have been a hurdle.

Finally, today, I don't even think about the operating system behind the phone when making a purchase. I don't care whether it's Android, Symbian or Windows (please note I didn't include Apple iOS). I just want the device to work well and be easy to use. That's all. I wouldn't care either whether it is a Motorola Mobility, Nokia or Samsung device. It doesn't matter that much anymore. I buy based on what I see (aesthetic) and ease of usage. Could Nokia managers be finally convinced they don't need this "we-are-Windows" slogan? They need to focus on hardware and let the OS market sort itself out.

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Barbara Jorgensen   4/18/2012 10:15:35 AM
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As a fan of plain-vanilla phones, I'm not the best person to advise Nokia, but what I would say is there is not a lot of value in being an also-ran. In other words, Windows is not a differentiator in the cell-phone market. If Nokia is looking to break new ground, Windows is not the way to go. I'm not even sure the poplulation of Windows apps is a good reason to use the Windows OS. Symbian might have been the differentiator Nokia needs, but at this point we may never know.

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Re: Windows phone strategy
bolaji.ojo   4/18/2012 8:37:56 AM
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Barbara, So, what's the survival strategy Nokia should be looking at? It may be too early to conclude but I am even more convinced Nokia is backing the wrong operating system in Windows OS.

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Windows phone strategy
Barbara Jorgensen   4/17/2012 9:59:45 AM
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I've never been a fan of Microsoft although I use its products every day. I simply haven't had the passion--yet--to convert to Apple or Android. I use my cell phone as a phone and that's it. But Android and Apple have clearly captured the imagination of a loyal set of users, and I agree, Nokia embracing Windows instead of promoting its own OS was a bad move in a market that thrives on differentiation.

If I were a phone maker, the last user I would go after is someone such as myself--someone who uses a phone to make and receive phone calls. There are a  lot of markets in which being a replacement player is profitable, but mobile phones ain't one of them.

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Re: hmm maybe not
bolaji.ojo   4/17/2012 8:11:54 AM
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This is the headline of a story on Nokia this morning: "Nokia can't compete with Apple, Android, say European carriers". Nuff said.

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Re: Caution on Nokia smartphones
Himanshugupta   4/17/2012 7:47:35 AM
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The problem with Windows phone that i encounter is that only a few people will carrys such a smartphone. The ecosystem is fragile and as compare to the andriod phones, not so many apps that can keep you and your friends busy. Moreover, if one person has windows and others Andriod then it is just difficult to get enough help or information about configue or apps.

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Re: Caution on Nokia smartphones
_hm   4/16/2012 7:07:09 PM
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I do have Nokia Symbian mobile. It work very good for my son and he is very happy. Nokia should revive Symbian OS.

 

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Re: Caution on Nokia smartphones
t.alex   4/16/2012 6:29:31 PM
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I myself is also Nokia user for quite sometime. The device hardware lasts long, the symbian OS is fast and responsive,  and hardly did I need to reboot the phone. Until recenty i laid my hand on an Android phone..

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