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Nokia reports a profitable Q4, smartphone sales pick up

24 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Nokia reports a profitable Q4, smartphone sales pick up   - read the full textNokia has swung its way back into profits with its Q4 report showing healthy 439 million ($585 million) in profit. Nokia managed to generate revenues of 8.04 billion ($10.73 billion). Nokia's good performance was largely thanks to its Siemens Network division while Devices and Services is...

 

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> In reply to gilbs @ 2013-01-25 07:50 from wMHH - click to readThat's exactly why when you get into a bull fight, you make sure at least you have a well-equipped giant behind you. In the long run, Microsoft WILL capture market. No doubt in that. And Nokia will be the one name people associate with Windows Phone.

Nokia actually see the long term much more clearly than any of these fanboys here.

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  • 2013-01-26 07:52
  • a00%

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-25 12:50 from Hxi9 - click to readNokia 10 billion $ (REVENUES)
Apple 13 billion $ (PROFIT!!!)
Samsung 6.6 billion (PROFIT!!!)

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  • 2013-01-25 14:27
  • Am9Y

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-25 12:50 from Hxi9 - click to readCheck the article again.Nokia made $585million in profit,while the total revenue was close $11 billion.Samsung on the other hand made over $6billion in profit while Apple made $13 billion in profit.You were comparing Nokia's revenue figures to the profits realized by both Samsung and Apple.

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  • 2013-01-25 13:12
  • fsVb

Nokia 10 billion $
Apple 13 billion $
Samsung 6.6 billion $?!!

How come Samsung kills Nokia!

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  • 2013-01-25 12:50
  • Hxi9

Great News Carry On Nokia

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  • 2013-01-25 12:01
  • bC2A

> In reply to Dinga @ 2013-01-25 10:36 from fJCp - click to readyep he better stop it or you can't retire soon.

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  • 2013-01-25 11:45
  • 9xB$

> In reply to Droided @ 2013-01-25 09:02 from PZUt - click to readi beg to differ on htc camera i use htc handset and the camera is noware near as good as nokias cameras i havent seen the camera on the 808 but the camera on the lumia 800 is better than htcs 8x and the camera on the lumia 920 has by far the best camera on the market at the moment dont get me wrong my htc is a supurb handset but if i need to use a camara i always use my wifes lumia 920

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  • 2013-01-25 11:04
  • 3AxW

Nokia phones have good build quality. However i feel the phones have a childish look too it..

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  • 2013-01-25 10:51
  • PGXj

> In reply to X @ 2013-01-25 08:59 from mSub - click to read"Stop this nonsense about the camera on the phone only very few people care."

Nope. Your comment lost credibility the very first line. "Camera" is the third most used feature on a phone after "calling" & "texting".

"If Sony would put a sensor of the same size as in the 808 on a phone, you can bet it would be a better camera."

Again nope. It won't be. Reading is a good habit, read Nokia's white paper about 808 PV. It's not only a big sensor, it's a big sensor combined with Carl Zeiss Optics and Oversampling Algorithms. So, no bigger sensor ONLY will not make it a batter camera.

"To reach the same level of sales by the end of this year Nokia smartphone sales will have to grow 110%"

This is the stupidest thing you could have said in your life. Why would they have to increase their sales by 110% when they can make profits at lesser level of sales?

Because you fanboys think "Nokia only earns from smartphones", get it out of your heads. There are at least dozen more earning sources for Nokia.

And no, I'm not ready to say goodbye to Nokia. I bought few thousand more shares in yesterday's slump because I know they are going to have triple value in next few years when I retire. Stop spreading BS just because you adore Sony.

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  • 2013-01-25 10:36
  • fJCp

though I am not a Nokia and Windows Phone fan, but I like it when Nokia is coming back. The market now too boring with Samsnug and Apple. With Sony, 4 players, even better!

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  • 2013-01-25 10:12
  • TRJL

> In reply to Ban @ 2013-01-25 08:37 from K2Fn - click to readthink you'll find HTC has the best camera for a phone.
So good they have a special processor just designed for it.HTC's ImageChip

HOX+ UK users group (Anti-lag Custom ROMs & Kernels)

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  • 2013-01-25 09:02
  • PZUt

> In reply to Ban @ 2013-01-25 08:37 from K2Fn - click to readin low light i dare to say it is.

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  • 2013-01-25 09:00
  • mSub

> In reply to Ban @ 2013-01-25 08:37 from K2Fn - click to readStop this nonsense about the camera on the phone only very few people care. I said the Exmor R is better than a CMOS sensor. And it is. If Sony would put a sensor of the same size as in the 808 on a phone, you can bet it would be a better camera. If they don't put it, it means they have a goid reason not too(it's not making financial sense).
Better look at those YOY smartphone figures from Nokia:-55%!!!
To reach the same level of sales by the end of this year Nokia smartphone sales will have to grow 110%
On the cheap phone market Nokia has no chance against cheaper and better Chinese phones. So be prepared to say good bye to Nikia soon.

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  • 2013-01-25 08:59
  • mSub

> In reply to X @ 2013-01-25 07:47 from mSub - click to read"And BTW, a 13 MP Exmor R sensor from Sony is just better in low light no matter the pixels of a normal CMOS sensor"
Better than what? If you say sony got better camera than 808 your point is automatically invalid.

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  • 2013-01-25 08:37
  • K2Fn

Nokia made a REAL profit for Q4. Net cash is UP, and most importantly, ASP for smartphones is HIGHER than it has been for yours! Smartphones ASP is close to 200, that is incredible!

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  • 2013-01-25 08:36
  • K2Fn

5.0 or 6.0 or 7.0. Android will always lag. Even if samsung puts more powerful chip inside it will still lag. And the software update at first it smooth. But 2or3 month later it will start to lag. And to those android fanboy out there. If any of u guy using window software. Go to hell.And one day u guy will know that samsung is crap. Nokia is still the best. And mictosoft software are better than ios n android..

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  • 2013-01-25 08:31
  • IVSR

Nokia would be wise to concentrate on Siemens Network division where they have potential. They can be the best in networks.

Bottom line is profitability - this is business, not charity.

Give up Devices and Services. It's already a bullfight arena between Apple and Samsung and you're sending a goat. In a separate report, while (Android owner) Google's revenue and net income are up, even their very own Motorola Mobility couldn't recover. Even other manufacturers using the common android platform cannot wrestle the market from the two giants.

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  • 2013-01-25 07:50
  • wMHH

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-25 01:24 from PG5Y - click to readIt's a full frame sensor? Otherwise those MP numbers are useless. I rather have less MP but with better optics. And BTW, a 13 MP Exmor R sensor from Sony is just better in low light no matter the pixels of a normal CMOS sensor. And if camera would have been the most important think on a phone, the 808 should have been the most sold phone in the world. Nokia just doesn't get it! And looking at the table, at the YoY columns, it does not have much time left to learn the lesson.

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  • 2013-01-25 07:47
  • mSub

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-25 01:26 from kg3U - click to readu sir win mosat ignorant of them all

symbian lack? thats impossible even with symbian doesnt waste cpu cycles liek windows phone on animiations.

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  • 2013-01-25 07:21
  • PvYx

give u a like

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  • 2013-01-25 07:02
  • tVvy

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