popye, 30 Jun 2013I bet you haven't used a Nokia device in the last 3 years. Only the processor is the same hard... moreyou are right man...i'm a fan of nokia too bcoz of their robust phones and built quality...dropped so many nokias from my hand,balcony,bed...etc...still no crack,scratch or mark....but i dropped an xperia from bed got a crack on its body...samsung also a crackster...
Carol, 30 Jun 2013That's cause you read to much S.F. Lower up the level of imagination and maybe you will become... moreIt has little to do with imagination. Feature phones aren't way more affordable than cheap smartphones. But both still are too expensive for the actual poor countries. What do you think Nokia will do with these handed in phones? They end up in low end markets as second hand devices. Destroying them would be way too expensive, selling them in western countries does not stand a chance against ebay-offers and the likes.
There is no science fiction involved. Feature phones are a dying breed. They won't be gone instantly, but their volume will become so small, it is near impossible to make a proper profit out of it. If OS's like Firefox OS as well will have proper lift-off, it's a done deal. Nokia can't lay back and depend on their feature phones, but their smart phone division is not catching on.
Iskander, 30 Jun 2013Nokia's feature phone sales went down with over 20% YoY last quarter. They tumbled over 15 mil... moreThat's cause you read to much S.F. Lower up the level of imagination and maybe you will become a smarter troll. You will see smartphones in poor countries in 20 years, at least, if there will be somebody who will give a dime about them, then...
Ferdie, 30 Jun 2013Nokia, make it happen here in the Philippines..... :-)Nokia started to go downhill when they began to focus on the US market which constantly pays them dust and ignore Asia which is their most loyal market.
[deleted post]Let mek it this way and stop confusng..why has NOKIA announced to stop shippng symbian phones this summer!??the answer is simple they hav provd failure in the market..ooh and why do they want to exchnge the older lumia over the new ones?ts bcoz people arent buying the new ones?cz they boring and u say NOKIA is the king of featured phones why hav they stoppd shippng symbian phones,ware'nt symbian featured phones!??if it's best why stop shippng them.??
Go thnk again, dump ur NOKIA & get a droid phone
The Boy with Red Hat, 30 Jun 2013Not quite right. You see in the emerging economy countries people don't care too much on expen... moreNokia's feature phone sales went down with over 20% YoY last quarter. They tumbled over 15 million sales. That's not what I would describe as doing well. Feature phones are a dying markt, with the emerging of cheaper smartphones all over the place, even in emerging markets. Places where even the cheapest smartphones are too expensive, often are places where second hand devices (be it feature or smart) go to from the richer countries, i.e. no sales for actual companies either.
Generally, in a year from now, feature phone sales could be nothing more than marginal sales along the smartphone sales.
pay for low cost for other brand and os? Why? Because they are craf? Nokia is beast that is why the best.. Insult and discriminate other manufacturer. That is real. Go nokia go.. Tell them about their plastic craf.
Iskander, 30 Jun 2013I'm sorry to tell you, but Nokia's feature phone business has been in a terrible decline the p... moreNot quite right. You see in the emerging economy countries people don't care too much on expensive phones, in fact they just want SMS or basic phone calls. And thos countries are the major Nokia buyers. They sold 100 featured phones over 1 smart phone. Most of them Nokia ones.
Those numers are official you can google around those numers (in fact are amazing). Nokia is a Monster on Featured phones, they pass over any other manufacturer in that area XD
323,64 million dollars arent peanuts for any company, gosh even Samsung want that numbers over they S4 >P
The Boy with Red Hat, 30 Jun 2013Well only for your knowledge, Nokias has problems in Smart-phone area BUT in featured phones i... moreI'm sorry to tell you, but Nokia's feature phone business has been in a terrible decline the past year and it keeps on tumbling by the looks. It soon will reach the level where volume gets so low, that the low margins they have on these phones, won't be able to keep it profitable any longer.
MdN, 30 Jun 2013Sorry, Nokia won't go away or go Android because they want to make people like YOU angry. Look... moreThose are not lumia mini 4 gods sake go and learn the nokia naming system of numbers not nems infact nokia dont mek me angry bt they juc make me feel like i belong to late 80's coz of their poor products....u gota b updated pal bt nokia is outdating u.!!xowry 4 dat
Kundrit, 30 Jun 2013Galaxy S-4 Zoom really a killer for Nokia EOS or Pureview 808 it is the best cameraphone avail... morePlease dude..get a life..S4 zoom is no where near Nokia EOS..
It even can't beat 925 in lowlight pics..
Well only for your knowledge, Nokias has problems in Smart-phone area BUT in featured phones is one leader.
This is because they know how to do business with people that don't need an smart-phone at all, and believe me, in the first quarter of 2013 the sold 55,8 millions of featured phones, this make an profit of 323,64 million dollars. Very impressive numbers.
Some people are heaters but even they know Nokias was an outstanding leader and that was an fact. Even they sold almost 6 million Lumia phones in the first quarter, very good for an WP device (people didnt even realize they can get those numbers). For a "dead company" is good.
LoL "Dead company" title makes me laught very hard.....
This sales sound very good, they just need to regain terrain, but the can teach every one one lesson or two about selling AND manufacturing phones.
Vixion, 30 Jun 2013always with the same statement "Nokia has the best hardware" boring u know! . their... moreI bet you haven't used a Nokia device in the last 3 years. Only the processor is the same hardware as other manufacturers but the screen, camera, materials, and the quality that comes along them are completely different and far superior on Nokia. Even the 1080p screen of Sony Xperia Z loses miserably in quality to a nHD screen of Nokia 808. Nokia spends so much on R&B to come up with high-quality and robust phones while the others like Samsung and Apple spends more on advertising to sell their inferior quality cheap products.
So who is fool to sell an HTC one for $250 or S3 for $210 to buy a Nokia crap phone with an ugly OS at $600?
DrKool, 30 Jun 2013Nokia phones unarguably has the best hardware in the industry. And, Windows mobile is more st... morealways with the same statement "Nokia has the best hardware" boring u know! . their hardware is just same with others manufacturer, even now they just give u the mediocore hardware like chipset, display, case and etc. u r Nokia fanboys always write that useless comments LOL. get a life!