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Nokia CEO talks hero device, phablet, carrier exclusivity

Nokia CEO talks hero device, phablet, carrier exclusivity - read the full textNokia CEO, Stephen Elop, and CFO, Timo Ihamuotila, talked to UK’s Mobile Magazine about an upcoming ‘hero’ device (presumably the Lumia 928), a phablet and Nokia’s entire range of devices. The hero device should launch by the end of June and Nokia is looking for an exclusive partnership with a...


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Can't wait for Nokia to announce the next big thing! Go Nokia, I love you!

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  • 2013-06-01 13:46
  • HKy8

You'll end using it. You can't stop this thing that's starting.

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  • 2013-06-01 04:45
  • LBkq

Samsung is a failure with industrial Design. It succeds coz of specs and manufacturing capabilities.

Nokia and Apple are great at designs.. Nokia lags with the OS but then i feel Windows tie-up was a safe move, coz for Android Partners only samsung makes good profit. Yes Nokia + android would have made a great combo, but no one knows the long term scenario.

Samsung has it's Touch Wiz Launcher fully mature and Tizen OS is in works. Seems it is going to focus on its own app store and earn revenues & fork the android. Also, Google will surely look to reboot Motorola with the upcoming X-Series.

Hence if Nokia would have started so late with android, it would have been a lonely horse....Windows partnership assures that MS would try to accomplish it's failed dreams of Mobile Market Share...

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  • 2013-05-06 08:13
  • v{V1

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-05-05 03:55 from vFss - click to readOff course Nokia Sucks! its MicroNokia Soft Windows Phones!

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  • 2013-05-05 20:14
  • u7L7

Hasn't everyone given up on WP8 tablets? Have they started selling?

I wonder if it will use RT.

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  • 2013-05-05 08:47
  • vFss

where is Nokia EOS?? :-(

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  • 2013-05-05 08:16
  • v$D2

> In reply to tomakali @ 2013-05-04 19:05 from vG4a - click to readWhy would Microsoft pump billions into Nokia for them to survive? Why can't they survive on their own? Does Nokia suck? Or Windows Phone?

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  • 2013-05-05 03:55
  • vFss

Stop the flop, drop Elop!

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  • 2013-05-05 00:23
  • p7}t

if Nokia had to use android,
Nokia should be paying $15/handset manufactured to Microsoft

When Nokia is using windows, Microsoft will pump BILLIONS to Nokia to survive in market

Now, bang your head on droid wall and ..;.

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  • 2013-05-04 19:05
  • vG4a

> In reply to Thephonegeek @ 2013-05-04 08:07 from uNVK - click to readEspecially when you team up with AT&T! Yes I know it worked for the fruit people but back then cell phone market was wayyyyyy different!

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  • 2013-05-04 14:32
  • 47Xf

elo nokia ... Im a big fan of nokia ...but nw days i don like nokia phones ..
mine last cell was xperia ..y'strday i brought Iphone-5
this cell iz jus awesome ..even i saw Galaxy s4 always dumb wit shape ...but i like i-phone more then nokia cell finishing ...
nokia craps phones coming now ...
who gonna buy catwalk phones??? isit 55k price right??
Find some good techno

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  • 2013-05-04 08:43
  • vIhi

Bring it on. But carrier limitation is a pretty bad deal. It's one of the reasons why Lumia 920 didn't succeed.

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  • 2013-05-04 08:07
  • uNVK

not pretty much interested in 928,it just looks like a meagre update like iphone 5 over iphone 4.waiting for eos,1080 p,and a phablet from nokia(i am anxious to see windows phone/windows(!!) working on a phablet).

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  • 2013-05-04 04:35
  • uvE3

> In reply to Aadrian @ 2013-05-03 21:41 from 0wxc - click to readWindows Phone 8 has Windows NT kernel that is in Windows 7, 8, server 2012, etc... It should be able to support the same pureview 808 camera if they wanted to. They just need the right hardware for the job.

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  • 2013-05-04 02:00
  • kg3T

Reduce the size if they want it to sell.

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  • 2013-05-03 22:06
  • fmRb

> In reply to lol @ 2013-05-03 14:18 from ScDF - click to readYour nickname represents your dumb comment. I guess you're paid by a company who's name we all know.

This is what Nokia should announce the coming months, as in my opinion:
- A tablet with the well know Nokia design.
- A Nokia 808 PV follower, I hope WP8 is able to run that kind of hardware.
- A Nokia Lumia 920 follower, but, that can wait till later if there will be a 1080p resolution support on WP8.
- Nokia Catwalk, aluminium body, sleek and the Nokia Lumia 920 camera.

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  • 2013-05-03 21:41
  • 0wxc

From what I understand, if there is no excluvity, all the marketing must be paid by Nokia/Microsoft. By signing the exclusivity, the operator spends some money to promote the phone, so no impact on Nokia financial..... But I am sure that in the long run, as soon as Lumia phone becomes an ubitiquous choice as Galaxy/iPhone, they won't have to do it anymore. Now the consumer market is not aware about the advantages of Lumia phones with respect to the competition. Me I am not convinced about that strategy since everytime I go to my operator stores (Rogers in Canada), they propose Android/iPhone...... since sales person does not know why Nokia is superior (Imaging, off-line maps, build quality....)

But maybe I am wrong on this one.

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  • 2013-05-03 21:17
  • THRB

I would like to know how many year does Nokia want to prove itself and when will their market share increase? Is Nokia listening?

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  • 2013-05-03 21:10
  • 2@rx

1st mistake is to make it a carrier exclusive. You want to get the phone in as many hands as possible. And making it carrier exclusive does the opposite. People are going to jump from their carrier for a WP. Don't get me wrong Nokia makes great hardware but WP doesn't the weight Android or IOS does

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  • 2013-05-03 20:51
  • 43qP

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