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Nokia Q1 results show big drop in smartphone sales

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Nokia Q1 results show big drop in smartphone sales - read the full textNokia just announced their financial results for Q1 of 2012 and things aren't looking that good, but CEO Stephen Elop is keeping his chin up. Nokia's smartphone division was hit the hardest, but the good news for them is that this is due to the decline in sales of Symbian phones, with the Lumia...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-04-22 17:30 from nXGm - click to readWhich Americans are you reffering to?
Elop or Apple, Google, Motorola?
Or all of the above! :D

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  • 2012-04-23 21:23
  • 3pw6

Nokia was taking the lead in it's own identity until the time they allowed the Americans to mess them up and that is the result!!!

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  • 2012-04-22 17:30
  • nXGm

ICS might be the first iteration of Android that could be compatible with Nokia's corporate philosophies. Still, I think WP is a better fit, and will some day bring the crowds if the features ever come.

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  • 2012-04-22 11:02
  • cNYp

WP is fail. Go for symbian or andorid

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  • 2012-04-21 16:19
  • 2SRH

nokia is in transition...

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  • 2012-04-20 23:24
  • N9@S

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-04-20 02:04 from jAGb - click to readi know it. But isnt it reltively new in usa. a place where nokia never was strong and now it has the staunch task of selling a fresh os.

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  • 2012-04-20 16:12
  • TLxe

from the report:
"marketing expenses declined primarily due to lower marketing expenditure on MeeGo and Symbian."

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  • 2012-04-20 15:44
  • I47a

> In reply to nair @ 2012-04-20 01:46 from PSxg - click to readAgreed!
What the hell people scream out with Nokia+Android equation? It will provide a win/win solution for both of them... Just keep this decision beyond the reach of emotion & purely on professional view.
BTW, if I have an option to choose between (same configured ) Android, without doubt I will pick up Nokia over Samsung... & by God sake, the feeling is not just mine.....

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  • 2012-04-20 13:41
  • uuk3

Almost all people here in Timor Leste are using lumia 900

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  • 2012-04-20 12:01
  • UDMG

i don't understand why they just don't drop the prices and actually sell the devices by their real price, not overprice them like all other manufacturers do. i'm sure that will target much wider group of customers who want midend devices by the affordable price that is real and fits it's quality.

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  • 2012-04-20 11:32
  • 3IUe

Could Nokia make the next models of smart phone with different size eg: 4" or 5" ? Because every people have their own preference. Cheers Nokia!

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  • 2012-04-20 11:15
  • 9Cja

just think with mind...
I naver seen a single advertisement about 700,701,603 on tv .so how people know about what that is....
They spend only for lumia series...what is this nokia my talents slill in dark and not shown till proove what they are ..

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  • 2012-04-20 06:28
  • 7tBB

Last time I heard. Lumia 900 is selling like crazy in the US and that's just on 1 out of 4 big carriers. They need to bring it to more carriers. Windows Phone is where Nokia focusing on. They are transitioning from Symbian to Windows Phone.

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  • 2012-04-20 05:47
  • kg3U

> In reply to Jasveen @ 2012-04-19 18:08 from 3pYh - click to readTrue that Lol but my point was that I was gambling that this thread gets flooded with Android fans again like every Nokia thread does. It's kinda funny actually

I personally think Nokia should've used MeeGo but they wanted to go WP and no it's not just Elop's decision like alot of people around the web seem to think but anyway, MeeGo was a better OS than WP and it has generated much more interest than WP but they really dropped the ball when they dropped MeeGo.

I was on many sites spreading the word about MeeGo for a year before MeeGo came out. The Real MeeGo, not Harmattan and alot of people gave me loads of backlash about it but when Nokia showed that N9 with a Partial MeeGo, not only did it shut ALL of their mouths, they actually started getting very interested in it and these were die hard Android and iOS fanboys but when Nokia dropped MeeGo, it pissed off ALOT of the supporters that Nokia had and here we are, watching Nokia lose more money. Oh well, their fault for not sticking with MeeGo.

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  • 2012-04-20 04:50
  • jxxN

Nokia, why to bycott Android? You should had kept yourself open to all possible OS and let the customer decide which is the best bet for themselves. By doing this, you would have covered all the areas in your product portfolio like S40(featurephone) -> Symbian (entry smartphone) -> Android (mid smartphone) ->Windows 7 mobile (upper smartphone) -> Linux Meego (top smartphone and enthusiasts). What would have been exclusive to Nokia is to finetune the hardware according to the needs of various operating system and let the brand talking do the rest. ITS NEVER TOO LATE

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  • 2012-04-20 04:21
  • rJxZ

> In reply to nair @ 2012-04-20 01:46 from PSxg - click to readIt's already been said again and again: Nokia + Android = FAIL

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  • 2012-04-20 03:08
  • PBU3

The problem with having such an iconic and near-universal interface is that as soon as some popular devices with that interface cause frustration and failure, anything that even looks like it will be doomed. This is what happened with Sym^3.

S60 5th is a massive fail for reasons that we're all familiar with. Sym^3 looks, on the surface, just like S60 5th. So consumers who are not nerds (i.e., most people) steered well clear of it.

WP7 was a fresh start, and the Lumias are the best WP7 phones out there. With Tango I believe that Nokia can turn Sym^3 into it's "experimental" OS - like Maemo and MeeGo before it - for unique devices like the 808 PureView. Smartphones can be covered from the low-end to the mid-high end with WP7 and Tango. WP8 will bring better hardware compatibility and allow Nokia to challenge the high-end again. But although they may have been working on this for more than a year, when it comes to the marketplace it's been less than 6 months since Nokia's re-entrance with the Lumia 800. Turning it around will take some time.

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  • 2012-04-20 02:14
  • PFeY

stupid elop...u dont have to kill symbian and meego

wp is suck!!!!

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  • 2012-04-20 02:08
  • 9y7d

> In reply to James Hunt @ 2012-04-19 21:00 from TLxe - click to readWP7 was out for more than a year since the introduction of the Lumia 710.

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  • 2012-04-20 02:04
  • jAGb

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-04-19 18:50 from Mfxn - click to readLog in and use the "rating" button. Highest-rated comments can be sorted to the top of the list! ^_^

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  • 2012-04-20 01:57
  • PFeY

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