Nokia chairman sees slow progress for 'a significant part' of 2012
1. rafael.roque (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Jul 2010)
You said it best, if it wasn't for Symbian; Nokia would have bled even more from this Microsoft partnership. And that was even with the "burning platform" purposed leak to trash Nokia's in house solution. Sorry, but regardless of how awesome or great windows phone7; it's not for everyone just like iOS and Android also doesn't works for everyone. The fact remains that Symbian in it's current form only lacked hardware to properly compliment it's software. And if that wasn't enough of a change, then Meego proved that Nokia could create an in house solution that got it right in both hardware and software!
2. bluechrism (Posts: 99; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
While factually true they lost 1.2billion and sold 31% less phones, it's a bit disingenuous not to mention that their financial loss has little to do with the transition. in smartphones and mobile phones they made profit but the loss is from a writedows in the value of goodwill from when they bought Navteq.
Yes, the 31% loss in sales numbers is from smartphones (i think they sold more feature phone than previous years) and is due to the transition, but the smartphone devision was still profitable.
3. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1546; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I wish Nokia Luck they make great products and deserve to stay afloat their bet to stay with Windows will eventually pay off. The Nokia Apollo class windows 8 smart phones will be awesome and they will make very very affordable smart phones that may not have the great specs of an Apollo call windows smart phone but will still work well enough to be worth buying. there is still room for Windows smart phones and Blackberry smart phones People must have many products to choose from because people are different.