Nokia is still in business? I thought it was under the day it released N97!
Nokia phones will no longer be Made in Finland, Hungary, Mexico, Germany but Made in China, by Nokia
I hope the build quality does not drop
nokia.. Why china? There's The Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia or Indonesia if you prepare Asia..
@kerotine : yeah..most of them look like an iphone. but android is not d issue here. just trying to say that NOKIA is falling down a bit is just beacuse they cant give the APPS that most users are looking for..
whell, 08 Feb 2012nokia phones are great.im actually considering to buy a new phone from nokia..i dont care if i... moreSeriously?? ALL android devices look like the iPhone? You might find similarities between, say, the Samsung Galaxy range and the iPhone but rest assured most Android Devices look nothing like the iPhone. Plus, it's not like the iPhone invented the iPhone look per se, I'm pretty confident they took styling cues from other devices that pre-dated it.
not to mention.. ASIANS are great TROUBLESHOOTERS.. maybe NOKIA considered moving their factory in ASIAN countries..
nokia phones are great.im actually considering to buy a new phone from nokia..i dont care if its s40 or what coz i know that nokias are known for being cheap yet durable devices..im also an adroid user, this is just my opinion, IF NOKIA WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE TONS OF APPS FOR THEIR PHONE, i BET, android users will be reconsider getting a nokia phone.. i mean,to be honest,android phone's designs are all the same.u cant even recognize them.they all look like an iPhone..they're just adding some letters to their models like " S " R " W" Y "PLUS" etc... no offense to android users..this is just my opnion.
Anonymous, 08 Feb 2012Supposed upgrade path should be Meego. And S40 will be replaced with Meltemi. But on their ... moreWhy do western companies keep shooting themselves, and their employees (aka citizens who have made them what they are today) in the foot or feet rather? I'm currently in China, which was once a poor country, and I can literally see how they became the 2nd largest economy overnight; Just about every western company is here in some shape or form trying to save a dime. The lax labour laws and no minimum wage is certainly attractive to companies, but the result is exploitation in China and unemployment and despair at home. Of course, these are all things we overlook when we go to buy our new shiny toys - simply because we're not people, just consumers. I liked NOKIA because they were different. What a shame. Oh, Meego, you will be dearly missed.
"Personnel reductions are planned to be phased through the end of 2012, so we will only see if Nokia made the right decision come the first 2013 financial result."
No we won't. Financial results published in 2013 is likely too early to see whether this is the right decision or not. You need to consider the costs of the transition. Shutting down and starting up plants incurs substantial costs and recapturing those through cost, or speed, advantages will take time.
And that is the reason you can´t call it despite of its quality software.. y know it is phone and you should call it not play apps like children use to do...no offence and one thing more I won´t buy anything made in china that was the reason I sold my lumia 800 and bought white n9.
Mobile service center of Nokia in Pakistan and 3rd world countries...All features of various models of Nokia to be replaced in ONE MOBILE Nokia. it was reminded by a child to me when he asked that y my mobile has different features then her mothers mobile when they ve same name NOKIA..i told him thats y they are different features,,then he answered when he will be big he will make ONE MOBILE with all the features in one...i got shocked to hear this from him it was told me in 2007...one mobile with all sim numbers in one china made mobile with 2 sims ppl having more sims for them there must be exchange in noka with extended memory...service centre in pakistan....i called nokia and wished to talked to the Nokia CEO and i was told he is on tour cant be contacted...i thout it was my inner wish to tell ceo about all feature mobile...i love my nokia 7610 and has a wish that must be having all features in it..i Love its logo Connecting people and i had been trying to connect people most of the time...it was my mission nokia..and 7610 was taking photos making videos what i saved on my TRAVELMATE laptop..i wanted to tell CEO that send scrap mobiles to PAKISTAN and they will be repaired in Pakistan ,,..stay in touch technology ..pakistan has a best use of scrap resources..
Anonymous, 08 Feb 2012Dude that ain't the case. I'm Nokia user since the age of 3210 and my current phone is n97 mad... moreif the software is ur problem the why are u turning ur back on nokia without giving the widely proclaimed symbian belle a shot, or even windows. ur contradicting urself. the software isnt the same as thatof the N97, i have the n97 mini and yeah it lags and i was going for a android, but after trying symbian ^3 i reconsidered. and symbian anna and belle have came out since then :). ur ur saying is like not wanting to go a a restaurant now bcuz u didnt like the food the old cook made even though there is a new guy in the kitchen with a new recipe. u grudge is with the restaurant not the food.
SO More of Made in CHina Nokia's, although nokia market ahs dipped down made in china would further dipp it down in other countries
Anonymous, 08 Feb 2012That's a really sad note to hear they moving smartphone production primarily to China.... Atle... moreDude that ain't the case. I'm Nokia user since the age of 3210 and my current phone is n97 made in Finland. I can say only this. Since the start of Nseries Nokia is crap (apart from the n82). The n97 has latest software but it lags like crazy. It's my last Nokia no matter what they do next. Where are made isn't the problem. The software is
They can even cut more jobs to improve production efficiency... Because WP phones will sell in less numbers only and so NO need for such huge human power...
the new lumia 800 is Nokia's new hope to survive the competition but costs a small fortune to purchase in Europe, during times of decreasing buying power for the many and when cheapness eats out the expensiveness, it would be more strategic for Nokia to drop the Lumia's price to widely sell more units and bring more customers to windowsOS and to the brand itself
Anonymous, 08 Feb 2012iphone 4 is made in china :) and the quality is rubbish...