It's very sad that Nokia's fate is not good. They have dominated the mobile industry for quite some time and if only they used Android instead of Microsoft,things would have been a lot different.
If Nokia went Android they would have become just another Android handset maker. And that market is already packed enough with the likes of major giants such as Samsung, LG, Motorola and HTC (add in Huawei and ZTE for the low-end segment). There's just no place for Nokia there anymore. Sure they can make some sales with Android, but that's about it.
With Windows Phone Nokia has relegated itself to a niche market, which of course is a huge drop from their previous 'World no.1' status. But even though Windows Phone uptake is slow (WP has approx 2 -3 % of the smartphone pie at best), this is a segment which Nokia almost totally owns for itself. The only alternatives are the HTC 8X, HTC 8S, and Samsung Ativ, which all barely register among consumers where WP is concerned because as far as they are concerned, Windows Phone = Lumia. Anyone who want to get a Windows Phone (like the one I'm using now) is almost guranteed to get a Lumia over the alternatives just because it's the poster maker for the operating system.
Sp no, Nokia is not dying one bit. As long as Microsoft continues to develop Windows Phone, Nokia will always be the go-to maker for WP handsets and they will continue to do well in that segment. But their days as the most popular phone maker in the world are over.
Also, Android would have given them the necessary sales volumes that went away when they announced Symbian discontinuation.
Anyway, Nokia-Microsoft agreement may expire in 2014 according to Eldar Murtazin. So what happens after that (if Nokia is still an independent entity then) is anyone's guess.
http://www.mobile-review.com/article...ulki-215.shtml (Google Translation: http://translate.googleusercontent.c...ulki-215.shtml)
One time, you say - SecureBoot is not harming Linux (and other OSes), where everyone says it does.
Next day, you say - bye Linux, it was good time.
Now you bullshit people about Nokia. FYI, Samsung, LG and HTC started producing Android and STAYED independent. But look at Nokia - they went bankrupt under one year, completely calling themself "crap".
You are also too stupid to remember that Nokia had:
4) Mobile patent portfolio
Thats 4 kill with one shoot.
If Nokia continued its policy, they would be Android, Maemo and iPhone. Windowze monopoly would be OVER, as it would slowly seeking whom to attack, while FUDing windows-tax from Android (what they currently DO).
It did not RELEGATE itself, it publicly called all own technology, devices and history - CRAP.Quote:
"With Windows Phone Nokia has relegated itself to a niche market"
And then, it looked at microsoft, because everyone refused to offer then anything.
Seriously, you are pro-microsoft troll of the finest!
I hope you join windows and drain all down below 1% market. Well, its just well known tendency when joining microsoft - nothing more.Quote:
"But even though Windows Phone uptake is slow"
Aha. Like I could think anything different. Its a marvelous phone for hammering nails! Its solid... outside!Quote:
"Anyone who want to get a Windows Phone (like the one I'm using now) is almost guranteed to get a Lumia over the alternatives just because it's the poster maker for the operating system."
"As long as Microsoft continues to develop Windows Phone, Nokia will always be the go-to maker for WP handsets and they will continue to do well in that segment. "
Dream, baby, DREAM.
You can DREAM, but you can't bullshit people! Only yourself. And that's because...:
They are all-dependent on microsoft. Eldar Murtazin has no idea how bound Nokia is to Microsoft. Its so heavy, its much more likely for Nokia as brand to disappear, than anything else!
Say.. you can opt-out from microsoft today easier than before? Nope, its becoming sharker and sharker :)
The crappy decision was to stick only with WP well I am pretty they force them to.
Other manufacturers are making both Android and WP phones so they are only shooting themselves in the foot.
I am pretty sure MS wants crash them so they can get them pretty cheap.
1. Samsung - very profitable
3. Huawei - profitable
5. ZTE - smartphones profitable, company as a whole unprofitable
7. Sony - smartphones profitable, company as a whole expects to return to profits this quarter.
8. HTC - slightly profitable
9. LG - profitable
10. Lenovo - profitable
Sidenote: I'm a bit concerned about what you and Sonadow post here. That is very close to the scripted content one sees from Microsoft astroturfers. I'm not saying that you are, but form your own opinion and avoid parroting stuff you read elsewhere.
Last quarter the market shrank. But Samsung and Apple took shares, go figure...
try to get some numbers on the mobile part of the companies, most of them did not profit in the end of last year. Sonys mobile division, earlier Sony Erickson has been a sick company the last five years probably longer and has got constant boost with money from Erickson and Sony times after time. You could almost compare them with a them with the Swedish company Facit (sonys mobile division began more or less as Ericksons in sweden before the collaboration and later the sale of the mobile division to Sony) Facit was the biggest company in the world on mechanical computing devices. The companies margins was more or less killed over a night when the competition with cheap mostly Asian electronic computing devices exploded. The company tried to adept and began sell devices from Hayakawa (Sharp) under their strong brand, but there margins (and there name) was gone and they withered. In the end electrolux bought them and some years later sold the remains to Erickson (later the mobile phone maker).
Nokia scruved up big time, but long before Elop. When he came along it was to late to bet succefully Android and there own platforms was to little and to late. Personally I don't think they could motivate the big development cost for there own platform as they was way to late with meego to keep their earlier hugh market share.
The market is in flux because its for the last years has been easy to get a mobile platform and in the same time every one can get the same operating system as every one else. Most has the same production facilities. It has killed the margins and has created huge problems for many of the old mobile manufacturers and the price press is murdering. Nokia bet on their own platform to differentiate to keep their margins ( like the old CEOs parable about peeing in the pants first you get warm (you reduce your costs with android) and therafter you get cold (when the price press starts)) but they failed. Now they try to minimize the damage and shrink the company to the new reality. (And it's look like the smaller new company do some money again.)