Nokia CEO says the positive results of choosing Windows Phone are coming as soon as this quarter
Now, Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop says that the current quarter, which ends this month, will really show a big payoff to Nokia for choosing Windows Phone. The quarter is expected to show some very good financials for Nokia including a volume of sales that the industry won't be able to ignore. In addition, the money that Nokia has spent on improving imaging technology has paid off big time. Nokia has pushed hard the low-light photography experience that can be found on its high-end models like the newly introduced Nokia Lumia 925, the recently released Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon, and the Nokia Lumia 920.
According to the executive, Nokia will continue to try to differentiate itself with mapping and offline navigational services. He also brought up the idea of computational photography with the 16 array camera technology offered by Pelican Technology. This allows those who shoot a photograph to change the focus of the picture after it is taken.
While Windows Phone seems ready to impact Nokia's financials starting this quarter, there still is the question of whether it can make an impact on an industry that features the duopoly of iOS and Android. Elop says he has much more coming in 2013 and there are reports that the 41MP camera equipped Nokia Lumia EOS and a Nokia tablet will launch via AT&T in July. There is also speculation that a 6 inch Nokia phablet will be introduced this year.
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source: mobilegeeks.de (translated) via NokiaPowerUser
5. akbarkool (Posts: 42; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)
and what can they do??
nokia is back
17. polrt (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)
we are the Nokia you will be assimilated resistance is futile
19. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)
NOT FOR LONG ??
YOU SHOULD REMOVE THE NOT
43. deburocks (Posts: 126; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)
hahahaha.....yes for very loooooong time. Nokia has easily an added advantage, just wait and watch next few months. THe fearsm nokia lumia tornado gonna hit everyone.....then it will definatly stay for looooooong time..
24. rahulz (Posts: 117; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
Trols ? Whatever. they can say whatever they want. Time will them
yeah nokia really is coming...
no more duopoly between iOS vs android
its time for WP to joint the battle.
2. N-fanboy (Posts: 538; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)
'nokia owns 80% of WP handsets' this is the stupidest thing i've ever heared! What if WP owns 1% of all OSs ?
42. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 354; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
so you were living in the cave, I understand.
4. MCrapp (Posts: 312; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)
I miss you Nokia!!! Why you choose windows!!!!! Why!!!!
12. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Good they did, or else we would be still using outdated Cpu and Gpu!
When the N958GB came out, it was using 128Mb of Ram and 266Mhz Cpu, while the iPhone was using 256Ram, cpu 350zMhz. Even Htc Tytn2, Diamond had 300+Ram, 400+ Cpu.
So good Nokia didn't go Android. A company that is known for connecting people and using good camera, what good would it provide now, same old, same old.
15. user996 (Posts: 194; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
really? n95 had 369 mhz cpu and even at this time n95 doen't lag and 4 and 8 core android still does LoL
21. MCrapp (Posts: 312; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)
N95 doesn't lag!? After few years with Nokia N73, N95 8gb, N85 I bought Galaxy s2 and after that I start to think how slowly and old is Nokia and Symbian.
46. juandante (Posts: 445; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)
And why do you compare a 2011 cellphone with a 2007 cellphone ?
And in 2007 the N95 had more features than ANY other phone out there, and that's why it had lower specs (to put more features) and it's one of the most advanced phones till now.
gpu (no other phones exept iphone had a gpu, at least with good drivers like n95)
3.5mm audio out
3g+ and HSDPA
5mpx camera with flash and front camera
sterio speaker + dual slider
digital TV receiver
So please don't compare with iPhone witch had, uh ... a 400 mhz cpu ?
49. MCrapp (Posts: 312; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)
Ok! But one thing! REBOOTS, Restarts..........Every few hours.How many times my friends tell me why your phone is switch off!And I have that problem with every Nokia N-series
23. rahulz (Posts: 117; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
Again????? Why do you bring android in to this dude the article is about nokias bright future
by the way n95,73 doesn't lag??? Damn... I used and they are pretty laggy and slow after you install couple of apps.
55. user996 (Posts: 194; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
in N95's era there were only toy phones from samsung i'm done here :D
56. user996 (Posts: 194; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
because no one knew about android at that time and this dumb is comparing 369mhz (128mb ram) CPU with 1.2Ghz (1gb ram) dual core
16. polrt (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)
we are the Nokia you will be assimilated resistance is futile
13. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Thro and kick him and the board of members out, "Right now" useless scraps!
7. amancarlos (Posts: 42; Member since: 09 May 2012)
idk, i still love my dell venue pro. but now i am being forced to sell it. thanks for that microsoft! [sarcasm]
8. clevername (Posts: 1434; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
Owning 80% of a market that only 3 manufacturers are willing to dive into isn't a big deal. That said, it is is a bit impressive with players like htc to compete against. But then again, HTC isn't really trying like Nokia. No one is. But its still a nice horn to toot.
29. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)
No one else can afford to. M$ is Nokia's sugar daddy right, so they can focus on WP as much as they want. M$ isn't giving anyone else a dime towards developing WP devices.
That said, I never thought going with WP was a mistake. The only mistake I saw was putting all their eggs in that basket. It may pay off in the looooong run, but that doesn't help all those Nokia employees who were fired a couple years back. Android was a no-brainier, but what's done is done. Hopefully they'll make an Android device too in the near future
35. -box- (Posts: 3915; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Nokia, HTC, Samsung, Hauwei, Fujitsu, Dell (previously), and a few others in Asia are making them.
58. pedling (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)
Samsungs CEO said in March, that they are seing a Lackluster in US and EU for WP8 and RT tablets..
The samsung Ativ S has dropped 45% in price in 3 months... and the Ativ RT was dumbed in the US, 5 days after Steve Balmer highligted at CES 2013..
HTC 8X/S has dropped 40 to 50% in price since Launch...
So I think HTC and Samsung has left building, putting there focus there Androids...
9. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Positive results coming this quarter? They already came. Wasnt there articles about how Nokia's WP market share increased, or stock prices, or something?
I would think he meant to say even more positive results.
10. tedkord (Posts: 5537; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
And what if he's wrong? What I'd the positive results never come? He'll receive as huge golden parachute. That's the problem these days, there ate no consequences to the morons who driver these companies into the ground. Only the little people suffer.
Note I'm not saying Nokia will fail, I'm just talking about what will happen if Elop gambles and loses.
32. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
I think CEO Elop would know of most of the results right now.
36. -box- (Posts: 3915; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
True, but Elop's been pretty honest and straightforward (and accurate) with his statements, intentions, and predictions.
14. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 245; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
Its not that it was a mistake for Nokia to adopt Windows Phone, it was a mistake to adopt it exclusively, they should have made Android devices to keep themselves afloat.
18. user996 (Posts: 194; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
if they choose android NOTE that you won't be able to choose samdung because simply it'll disappear
22. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Motorola is probably at the bottom of popularity and users....and they are still around. Samsung woulda been just fine .
37. -box- (Posts: 3915; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I dunno, they're still doing recently at Verizon. Rather have a Motorola than an Oppo, Huawei, Pantech, etc.
28. papss (unregistered)
Seriously do you have no idea about the state they were in? No way could they have juggled both android and WP
41. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
They have kept afloat quite well with WP.
25. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
How many times in the past has he said same thing about Nokia making right decision on WP? Does he have to keep parroting same thing over and over again to keep the bosses at Redmond happy so that his paycheck doesn't stop?
26. papss (unregistered)
I'm excited to see what they bring... I for one would have never went WP8 if it wasn't for Nokia and mt 920.. What got me wanting one was the program cinematography that let me make GIF on my phone. Now I may wait to see what EOS brings
27. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6805; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
What i like too see is the rumor 6" NOKIA phone. that would be awesome
31. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)
YES! With a stylus, S Pen, whatever... I would love to see that. But his HTC moves forward with the T6, I may have to stick with Android.
30. Taters (Posts: 3655; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
I dunno...if their phablet and tablet ignore size in favor of useless camera tech I don't see them doing very well. As iPhone and Samsung products shows, the mass wants slim and sleek and as compact as possible. Some even think Samsung phones are too big and those are super light and thin and extremely easy to handle.
The Lumia 920 is chunky and huge and the 925 is short and squat like a midget. They need to rethink their market research. It seems pretty clueless imo
38. -box- (Posts: 3915; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
...have you tried the size comparison tool on this website? The 925 isn't short or squat (same screen as 928, smaller body), just less sizeable then the 920 or 928. The 920 isn't chunky or huge. It's very close to the HTC Vivid in size and dimension, and is still smaller and lighter than phones of yore.
33. steelicon (Posts: 313; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)
Must be taking lessons from this guy.
34. steelicon (Posts: 313; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)
Instead of focusing on the camera, they could have spent those millions of dollars in exclusive Nokia apps - the #1 complaint of WP users. Idiots.
39. -box- (Posts: 3915; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
...they have a wide variety of apps they've had the devs bring over or done it themselves, both as exclusives to Nokia and WP itself. Look through the store sometime instead of making blind ignorant statements
51. steelicon (Posts: 313; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)
...and yet WP users beg and whinge at app developers to port more apps in the apparently sparse selection in the store. I guess there are different kinds of ignoramuses, and you happen to be one of all kinds. ;-)
44. deburocks (Posts: 126; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)
Even if he will shout on top f a mountain that windows was right decision people will criticize. .even if dat was a wrong decision ,Nokia Will make it right. The finnish cmpany has too much in store to improvise their decisions. Yup abondoning meego was the worst decision they made but still many millions are eagerly waiting for jolla. And m pretty sure once this independent cmpany will eastablish itself , nokia will absorb it. And bingo, there nokia will have 2 mature o.s against all o.s,s .. DAT is called long term startegy, if business is worth billions.....one f the example is pelican technology camera lenses and graphine. . One f the risky and smart step by nokia. The ceo myt b a jerk bt the employees arnt. .
45. Trex95 (Posts: 572; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)
After i used HTC 8x and Lumia 720 to be honest WB isn't that bad at all.
47. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 216; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)
have nothing against Nokia going with WP8. Hopefully the OS will pick up. But why go exclusively with Windows? If Nokia brings in Android in the Lumia range, (maybe with better RAM) I am sure they would take away a good chunk of Samsung's market. The company still has such goodwill among the public. The only reason why many people switched to other brands (especially Android) was due to the OS.
50. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)
I've always liked Nokia. Still wish they went with Android.
54. Dastrix (unregistered)
Well, considering the April market share results from Kantar, WP is rising, all thanks to Nokia! So either way, Nokia is back!!!
52. Loubielou (Posts: 282; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
How long this salesman for microsoft as existed is unbeliavable,he keeps hoping for success with windows,but Samsung now just love the battle with Nokia,as they were the ones who solved alls Nokias mistakes,thats why they are the leaders,o.k Nokia might do well in the Camera section,but with |Smartphones,Samsung now will release any type of phone to show to Nokia,that they have got to give Android a Go,an then your sales will get better not worse with keeping with Windows
53. papss (unregistered)
So basically they need to copy everything that is hot from other mfg and never innovate to be successful? Okay gotcha...
57. roldefol (Posts: 3222; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Better to be a big fish in a small pond. That way when the pond grows into a sizeable lake, they grow right along with it. People who keep saying Nokia should make Androids are bigger fans of Android than Nokia.
Understand that Nokia has never run with the pack. When Samsung, Motorola, and HTC were churning or WM6.X devices, they had Symbian. Why should they suddenly stop being Nokia?