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
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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.
karan, 13 Sep 2010i want buy phone but i am little confuse in apple iphone 4 or samsung i9000 galaxy s .i want g... moreiphone 4
it's like sony tv vs samsung tv
usability is in different level
small details, but makes your life easier
I've got an iphone 4 and used to have the i900 and have to say you get better video and photo from the iphone when you print and put them on dvd, the iphone speaker is much louder and it doesnt feel like it will break easily and has a better battery life, however the i900 had a much faster internet browser, more free apps and a better screen. (The whole retina display delivering more pixels than the human eye is rubbish)
I'd say the iPhone is worth the extra money but if you're not prepared to pay the extra the i900 is a bargain.
ip4, 14 Sep 2010cuz they can't afford it so they don't give any interest towards it...SIMPLE!!!!Two years ago I paid US$780 in cash for the imported version i900 from Singapore to US. Why? because I just loved the phone with WM6.1 Pro it can do out of the box more than even the best smart phone now. Not to mention that I've curently owned and driven a 2005 Boxster S since several years. Now I just upgraded to a brand new Samsung Vibrant with T Mobile and it has the most GORGEOUS screen display for its size.
So saying "can't afford" an icrap iphone is very immature of you.
Got the I phone 4 after having galaxy s... Galaxy is a cool phone but the ip4's build quality, look and applications are more superior. I phone 4 gets my vote..
Anonymous, 13 Sep 2010If your iphone is the best why the nokia n8 is not yet on the market but the Daily intrest is ... morecuz they can't afford it so they don't give any interest towards it...SIMPLE!!!!
karan, 13 Sep 2010i want buy phone but i am little confuse in apple iphone 4 or samsung i9000 galaxy s .i want g... morehey karan...what do u really want??build quality? internet nd overallspeed?user freindliness?entertainment?...then go for iphone4 cuz its premium...if u want a cheap looking plastic then go for i9000.....i9000 is gud BUT it doesn't give that sheer pleasure u get when using iphone4 rather using i9000 just feels like using any ordinary touch phone
I will be honest.After using iphone4 for 1 month now i can say 1 thing...this device brings every other phone to its knees!! android,symbian,windows phone ....u name it.....Apple surely has done wonderful job with this device.....its expensive but its worth every penny
k dose of u who think or say
dat d iphone4 does not drop
calls at all,WHEN HELD
CORRECTLY as demonstrated
by steve jobs earlier in a
press confrence when he
said 'DONT HOLD IT THAT
Now trend has been dat
apple launches 1 fone per
year,rit?n if all d droped calls
issues r all LIES as claimed by
many fans,den why is apple
coming up wid d iphone4g
wid d same hardware as in
phone4 by d month end-
sept30,barely 3months after
launching d iphone4??it
means dere is no smoke
widout a fire.sept30 d new
iphone 4g wid exactly d
same specs as d iphone4.
is the iphone 4 has signal problems or it would be resolved ?
i love iphone 4 but i am confused about its signal dropping.
also please tell me that the touchscreen of this mobile is durable or not ? because i am typing 50 sms per day.
also advice me should i buy iphone 4 or blackberry 9800 torch ?