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For Nokia survival is at stake on September 5th: here’s why

0. phoneArena 03 Sep 2012, 06:18 posted on

Nokia and Microsoft are gearing up for probably their most important event in mobile in just two days, on Wednesday, September 5th…

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posted on 03 Sep 2012, 06:35 2

8. Victor.H (Posts: 743; Member since: 27 May 2011)

The idea of this article is not to break thrilling news, but recap what has happened with Nokia so far and what we should expect ahead of the September 5th event, for those who haven't stayed in the loop.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 06:42 2

15. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

But it has been recapped. And recapped again. It could be referenced to any one of a dozen articles in the past half year. This is a FUN time for new handsets. This is a FUN time for OS's. This is the first week of your favorite sport- everyone has a chance to improve. Nokia still has a very solid chance to rebound. Yes, they have made it very hard on themselves, but it is still easy to see a path to Nokia being Nokia. You have a very intellegent readership here. Let the soap opera play out.

Okay. Rant over. I will take my thumbs down like a man. Bring it.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 08:39 1

39. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

well you are absolutely right. even though i am an Android fan but i would love to see Nokia back on track. good luck Nokia

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 06:30 2

4. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

They will be the kings of mobile industry. For a whole 7 days until next iPhone is introduced. I doubt they will regaing their enormous marketshare in a week.

Elop, you missed your chance. Perhaps you wanted it. It certainly looks that way.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 06:32 5

5. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Nokia has sold less Lumias than Samsung sold their Galaxy Notes! Pathetic.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 06:37 5

9. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Again... everyone here knows. You are not breaking a Muppet News Flash. Wait until mid-2013. Than we will see where Nokia ends up. They will still turn better profits per handset than they did, so they could sell half as many phones and turn a huge profit.

My guess is 35-40 million WP handsets in 2013 will keep them profitable and independent. As WP could easily get to 10% in 2013 and almost all of that will be Nokia, that is not out of reach.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 06:42 1

14. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

If they release what we are expecting based on rumors and leaks, then they maybe have a chance. But it's gonna be rough. Too rough. The strategy was disaster till now. They are most probably too late to the party.

Personally, I believe that Nokia would only partially survive, and restructure itself to a smaller company or, most probably, be sold to Microsoft like Motorola to Google.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 07:54

29. dr_fajardo12 (Posts: 118; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)

android fan?

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 11:16

52. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

I got this questions in last couple of weeks: "Nokia fan?", "Apple fan", "Andorid fan?", "Samsung hater?", "Nokia hater?", "Android hater?"

No, I'm just neutral to any camp.

Why is someone immidiately hater when criticizing upon some FACT?

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 08:21 1

34. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

get a life :P

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 06:35 10

7. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 533; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

I am super eager on lumia 920. Design, camera, os, migration software, nokia drive, physical shutter button, everything looks better than good to me. Hope the actual device lives up to the rumours

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 06:52 6

18. MitchellSheehan (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)

Nice to see someone who loves the Lumia range. yeah, if the rumors do turn out to be true, then it will surely be one hec of a device.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 06:40 4

12. amehtab (Posts: 8; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)

if Nokia brings something our of the box it will defiantly WIN , and if apple's iphone looked like as it is now in the blogshper a tall iphone 4sh Nokia will win again .. Unless Apple brings a new design and knock down every one , but with this tall design only retards will buy it again ...

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 06:48 1

16. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)

Too bad for Nokia, Samsung has unveiled G-Note 2 and Ativ S which were two godly phones.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 06:54 1

19. MitchellSheehan (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)

hmmm don't speak too soon yet. let the 5th get over, then we'll see.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 06:58 3

22. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

The 920 is shaping up to have basically the same specs as the Ativ plus a way better camera and more attractive design.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 08:26

36. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

when nokia brings out something on same platform it is always better then samsung

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 06:51 2

17. allen83 (Posts: 107; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)

so sad that nokia shatters the carriers in asia and europe because that is the major exlort of nokia rather in the US. Nokia survived even they have little traction in the USA

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 08:27

37. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

they should not have even bothered US untill their wp8 was in and a HIT

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 06:56 3

20. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

I would hate to see Nokia go, so I hope that everything would work out well for them. After all, Nokia is the one who first got me so hooked up in the mobile technology back in early 2000. (even if i'm an Android user now)

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 07:25

24. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

If I had to put money down between Nokia, Samsung or HTC for a windows phone my money is on Samsung. It takes more than a pretty face to win me over.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 08:31 1

38. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

yes thats where nokia tops on samsung staraight away far better phones design is one thing
-support vise nokia wins
-exclusive hardware nokia wins
-color chocie nokia win
-hardware is what all can OEM have to put in same hardware
so please tell me where does samsung come on top historically and FACTS only

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 07:29 5

26. FoneAddict (Posts: 259; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

The problem here isn't Nokia hardware, everyone knows Nokia produce top quality hardware, the REAL problem is the MS Trojan Stephen Elop.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 07:48 1

27. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 371; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

Just release 1 top notch Android phone and samsung will be on roads...plzzzz :-)

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 10:58

51. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

why you guyz quite that android+nokia stuff and get HTC android if u hate samsung :( if they aint making it they not making it ur dream is not coming true any time soon

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 08:24 2

35. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

It's not about Nokia, it's about US Carriers reluctant to push Windows Phone devices

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 08:52

40. jibraihimi (Posts: 767; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

Well Nokia match LG optimus G in terms of
Specs, and take it one notch higher by
squeezing ur Pureview camera in ur 'something
Big' smartphone; then surely u will be again on
the path to be smartphone 'king'.............now hoping for the best.............

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 08:52 1

41. sonisoe (Posts: 431; Member since: 06 May 2009)

windows 7 is a fantastic OS, and more kinks hv been ironed out in windows 8... so wp is now as good as iOS if not better... sadly tho, people didnt buy into wp7 and, i dont think, things will turn out better for wp8, therefore the end of nokia as we know it...

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 09:08

42. redmd (Posts: 1336; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Peoples views/trust to the Nokia brand is different now than when Nokia was once the mobile king. The same can be said to Samsung. There are more people I know who are familiar with the Galaxies than ever hearing of Lumia. I wish good luck to Nokia. Hope prices will be kept reasonable.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 09:55

44. ddeath (Posts: 169; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)

A Nokia store just closed in a shopping mall near me, after being there for years. Seriously, I feel that's about it for them. WP8, WP9, WP10 or Whatever, no one is using windows phone around my workplace anymore. I look around and it is all iphones and Android phones. I'm talking about hundreds of people I see every week at work, in the company canteen, in the offices, in the production floors, in meetings etc. Every time someone whips out a phone, it is an iPhone or Android phone. And if you are using a smartphone, you are basically tied to a 2-years contract with data plan. Even if the Nokia Lumias is great, there is something else to choose from like the S3, Note2, HTC One X, Sony & LG new Androids, the upcoming iPhone 5 etc. Everyone is tied to the IOS and Android ecosystem now. Would they change? I really doubt it as Nokia Windows phones are really really late in the game. They should made a fantastic Android phone instead since everyone is on the bandwagon and changing to another Android phone makes more sense if they are coming from one. Good luck to them anyway. They need it.

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