Those are not piano keys. The black keys are replaced by the Nokia Phablets :-)
If it's a Nokia with Ubuntu, a Carl Zeiss Lens camera and an SD Card Slot, I am SOLD
I think , it will be a music edition of lumia...(Focusing on music/playback elements)
praksha, 21 Aug 2013I know Russia is expensive and their GDP (nominal) per capita is much bigger than India. Bigge... moreNo. That's simpler. Subsidizing is not allowed by Russian antitrust law.
Even still. Structure is drastically different from India. There is an entry phone market. But almost half of Russian population is a middle class and keep increasing it's very fast. So smartphone market is larger. In H1 2013 smartphones made 42% of all mobile sale in absolute figures and 79% in monetary figures. Average cheque of smartphones was $325. 2,5 times less smartphones were sold in Russia than in India in H1 2013. With 9 times less population. Structure of sales is entirely different.
So see, it's much more profitable to sell middle-to-high end smartphones rather than entry level mobile phones. Moreover
Russia isn't just an important market for Nokia. It's a home market. It is closest large market - just few hundred kilometers away from Russia - 3 hours on high speed train from Saint Petersburg. For years it was the anchor market for Nokia. Dynamics they made in Russia helped them to stay afloat up to 2012, when they turned to Lumia. But then they switched away from Russian market - costs grew up, no exclusive launches etc. So there has been talks in the wild on what they think of Russian market now. This is possibly reply to it.
And there is no point of introducing entry level phone in Moscow, which is very high HDI region and larget city market in Europe on its own.
regs, 21 Aug 2013It's per capita. They are all emerging markets. But even within emerging markets there is a hu... moreSo.....i believe you are missing the point of the discussion here,that guy said the device will be an asha,you said no because russia is not like india......it is an emerging market,so obviously the released device will be most likely a device for emerging market,not unlike india....
tony.stark, 21 Aug 2013Having 10 times higher gdp is a very huge difference?LOL....the fact is all three,russia,china... moreIt's per capita. They are all emerging markets. But even within emerging markets there is a huge difference between them.
regs, 21 Aug 2013Russia has greatly better incomes and level of life than India. I know Russia is expensive and their GDP (nominal) per capita is much bigger than India. Bigger GDP per capita means they can spend more money than others.
But it is Nokia´s own report that Russian market is one of major Nokia market for feature or entry level phones. It´s high end market is Europe and America.
In Europe it is performing pretty good but in America it doesn't. Other big markets like Russia, china, India, Africa are Nokia´s budget or mid range market.
Actually these markets are budget or mid range markets for other manufactures also. One major reason is in this market operator doesn't sell phones in subsidize rate or in Installments. Whether in US you will get $800 phone in $99 and similar in Europe. that make high end phones more affordable.
regs, 21 Aug 2013GDP has little to do with level of life and incomes. GDP is a sum of all produced good and ser... moreHaving 10 times higher gdp is a very huge difference?LOL....the fact is all three,russia,china and india are considered emerging markets,which is true irrespective of your acceptance.....
i think in next 2 or 3 year microsoft buy nokia
and nokia new name will b
mokia=m form microsowft and okia from nokia
so only window fone and poor asha fone compeny new name mokia
tony.stark, 21 Aug 2013You have no idea what you are talking about,GDP is considered standard of living in a country.... moreGDP has little to do with level of life and incomes. GDP is a sum of all produced good and services. It's a size of country's economy. It does not represent actual level of incomes and salaries, but, if taken per capita, very roughly represents life situation in a country. And that's it - India's GDP per capita is 10 times less than Russia.
India is a big mobile market for sure. But its structure is entirely different. And average cheque is much lower. Russian smartphone market structure is closer to China, than to India.
regs, 21 Aug 2013That's question to you. I was talking about incomes and level of life, while you brought GDP.You have no idea what you are talking about,GDP is considered standard of living in a country....plz don't post rubbish on a topic you have no knowlegde about and do a little research before commentung....
tony.stark, 21 Aug 2013Do you even know what GDP means.....That's question to you. I was talking about incomes and level of life, while you brought GDP.
joegateshead, 21 Aug 2013perhaps a piano running windows 8 rt?Haha that was a good one!