Anonymous, 15 Sep 2010Benefit yourself, read and get out of your !gnorance :
Nokia's Downfall Holds Three Lessons... moreActually bud. I am smirking at the fact that Nokia is having a hard time. Yuo think I didnt get sick of all these Nokia fanboys over the years when there were better phones on offer?
Read some of my previous posts.
k dose of u who think
dat d iphone4 does
calls at all,WHEN HELD
by steve jobs earlier in
press confrence when
said 'DONT HOLD IT
Now trend has been
apple launches 1 fone
year,rit?n if all d
issues r all LIES as
many fans,den why is
coming up wid d
wid d same hardware
phone4 by d month
launching d iphone4??
means dere is no
widout a fire.sept30 d
iphone 4g wid exactly
same specs as d
Why is interest even less now?
Stop it and vote high
*posted from my iphone4 proving when held correctly and using a case as well, talk of signal problems are all lies.
Anonymous, 15 Sep 2010As a matter of fact 13 million buyers can be wrong.
Its called Marketing. Its OK to say that... moreThe Samsung Galaxy sold a million in 24 days, pretty good sales one of the leading Android phones.
The iPhone 4 sold a million in LESS THAN 24 HOURS, just to put things in perspective.
chester, 14 Sep 2010Did any of u iphone4 users manage to play flash 9 videos on web?ok sorry 4 that,how about wmv9... moreWho uses wmv?
Welcome to 1999, or what?
You may as well whine about Real and other DEAD formats.
iphone 4 user, 14 Sep 2010Every other phone is losing market share because the iphone 4 is the worlds leader and the bes... moreFacetime? old tech ..new name. plz look around. open your eyes as a user. God bless you
Raman, 14 Sep 2010still iphone bluetooth is nothing vs other cell phones.
nokia is ok samsung is perfect coz ... moreI guess never.
that want you to look and feel and act things their way and thats the way Apple will continue (as long as jobs is there)
shaw, 14 Sep 2010this mobile ROCKS i loved it so much i can't live without iphone 4 :D
God bless you
Anonymous, 15 Sep 2010As a matter of fact 13 million buyers can be wrong. Its called Marketing. Its OK to say that... moreI know a lot of people that have the new Iphone4 ALL very happy with it, stock keeps on climbing daily it is not called marketing it is called MARKET great success both on the consumers market and the stock market.
iphone 4 user, 14 Sep 2010Every other phone is losing market share because the iphone 4 is the worlds leader and the bes... moreAs a matter of fact 13 million buyers can be wrong.
Its called Marketing. Its OK to say that Apple did not hit a home run this time.
Anonymous, 14 Sep 2010I agree totally, no dropped calls free FaceTime calls are better than paying for low quality 3... morei cannot use facetime because i cannot connect when i open the facetime always say waiting for activation i dont know what happen because i like connect ipod touch4 but cannot can you give some help for this problem
[deleted post]Benefit yourself, read and get out of your !gnorance :
Nokia's Downfall Holds Three Lessons for Europe: Matthew Lynn
By Matthew Lynn - Sep 13, 2010 7:00 PM ET
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What was the most successful European company of the 1990s? Easy. The Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia Oyj. And the most disappointing one of the 2000s? Easy again. Nokia.
A company once held up as an example of how Europe could still compete in technology and create new industrial giants, Nokia has been in steep decline -- a point emphasized last week by its decision to hire the first non-Finn as chief executive officer, charged with turning the business around.
And just as the company’s rise held lessons about how Europe could succeed, its downfall tells us much about why the region so often fails. Nokia rested too comfortably on its laurels. It was never willing to re-invent its business, even if it meant completely changing its products. It was never located at the heart of the information technology industry, among competitors who might force it to keep innovating. Other European companies should study Nokia’s fate to make sure they don’t repeat it.
A decade ago, Nokia was the most successful business Europe had produced in a generation. It captured the emerging market for mobile phones and built the industry’s most powerful brand.
Politicians lined up to praise the company as an example of how Europe could still prosper in the 21st century. No less a figure than Romano Prodi, president of the European Commission, drew attention to the success of Nokia and its rival, Sweden’s Ericsson AB, in a speech in 2002.
“Their achievement in mobile telephones helped to create two vibrant clusters, around Oulu in Finland and Stockholm in Sweden, which have attracted a large number of startups as well as investment from foreign companies,” Prodi said. “These examples demonstrate that European regions are capable of developing new, high-tech clusters.”
Reversal of Fortune
It doesn’t look so good now. In the last three years, the news out of Nokia has only been bad. Since Apple Inc. introduced its iPhone in January 2007, Nokia shares have fallen by 47 percent. The company’s brand, once one of the coolest in the world, is battered. In a ranking of global brands by Millward Brown Optimor this year, Nokia ranked No. 43, dropping 30 places in 12 months. Its profit margins have been shrinking, along with the average price of its phones and its market share.
True, it still has more than one-third of global mobile phone sales. But it looks stranded in the middle of the market. Korean electronics manufacturers such as Samsung Electronics Co. are leading the main consumer market. Apple’s iPhone and Research In Motion Ltd.’s BlackBerry dominate the upscale, smartphone industry.
Last week, Nokia recognized the scale of its challenges, hiring Stephen Elop, the head of Microsoft Corp.’s business unit, to turn the company around. Can he succeed? Everyone will wish him well. But if the guy knows so much about phones, he’s kept it a secret. Microsoft has never made any progress in that industry.
The cruel truth is that for all its residual market share, Nokia looks like a has-been. It misread the way the mobile phone industry was merging with computing and social networking. It is probably now too late to turn that around.
There are uncomfortable lessons here for European industry.
First, never rest on your laurels. Nokia got to the top of its industry quickly. But once there, it became complacent in an industry where laziness is fatal. It worried too much about hanging onto its market share, rather than creating new products to excite customers.
Failing to Mature
Second, Nokia was unwilling to challenge itself. The company clung to the model that mobile phones were mainly about calling people. It failed to notice that they were just as much about checking your e-mail, finding a good restaurant nearby, and updating your Twitter page.
Finally, it wasn’t located near a cluster of similar companies. Building a technology giant in Finland was a great achievement. But Nokia wasn’t surrounded by Web companies or consumer-electronics manufacturers. That meant it wasn’t in the mix of innovative ideas, which would have forced it to question its assumptions every day. The company should have relocated to California. Sure, that would have caused an outcry at home. But that’s better than watching its slow decline into irrelevance.
It may be too late for Nokia to turn itself around. But Europe still has companies that dominate industries such as oil, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, automobiles and financial services.
They are all prone to similar missteps. Are the auto manufacturers doing enough to prepare for the arrival of electric cars? Are the drugs companies ready for the merging of computing and biotechnology? Are banks positioned for a decade when debt is steadily reduced, not increased? Probably not.
Politicians and business experts spent a lot of time praising Nokia and trying to learn from its rise. They should devote as much time studying the lessons of its downfall. If they don’t, much of the rest of European industry will repeat its mistakes. And Europe can’t afford to lose many more world leaders.
(Matthew Lynn is a Bloomberg News columnist and the author of “Bust,” a forthcoming book on the Greek debt crisis. The opinions expressed are his own.)
To contact the writer of this column: Matthew Lynn in London at firstname.lastname@example.org
Did any of u iphone4 users manage to play flash 9 videos on web?ok sorry 4 that,how about wmv9 vids?my apologies.how about playin yo own recorded hd vids on ya hd tv,then iphone4 is useless 2me.i wanna play games on my 52inch 3d led hd tv :p ha-ha»n8
still iphone bluetooth is nothing vs other cell phones.
nokia is ok samsung is perfect coz you can easly send all your phonebook via bluetooth .. to another samsung cell phone ..
so when iphone make it easy for his customers..
Every other phone is losing market share because the iphone 4 is the worlds leader and the best phone. 13 millions buyers and users can't be wrong.
Also the first phone in the world with the wifis and video calls!
*Posted from my Iphone
Anonymous, 14 Sep 2010From Bloomberg; What was the most successful European company of the 1990s? Easy. The Finnish... moreOh please. you think Apple's making such huge inroads. The only reason Nokia is losing market share is because other manufacturers are bringing out a huge variety of touch based smart phones, and that is the biggest preference in the cell phone market at the moment, iPhone just happens to be one of the contenders.
ip4, 14 Sep 2010cuz they can't afford it so they don't give any interest towards it...SIMPLE!!!!Shame, do you have to actually buy your iPhone4. Can't you get a phone contract? Got a bad credit record?
You gimps that think the only reason people don't get iPhones is because they can't afford them are narrow minded.
Quess what. There are hundreds of phones out there, and people have the freedom of choice.