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Analyst says that Nokia could reduce cost of producing Lumia models by 17%

0. phoneArena posted on 23 Nov 2011, 21:11

Barclays Capital analyst Jeff Kvaal has come up with a list of things that Nokia could do to cut the cost of producing the Nokia Lumia models by 17%; Kvaal believes that these reductions in production cost should help Nokia cut the price of the phone's retail price...

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posted on 23 Nov 2011, 21:18 5

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

at this point of time Nokia needs more high end devices instead of cheap phones. Lumia 800 is a very good device but its not good enough against something like SGS II

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 21:32

2. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)

237$ wtf? It doesnt even have 1 gb of ram or lte or a dual core

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 22:57 1

7. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

Uni-body, construction you Bat! lol jk. I thought the samething until I really thought about all the complex technology that went into the device. lol I just don't want the excuse of lte is more complex than the rest of that. Nokia spent alot of time trying to design this phone, although the cheaper price would be nice.

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 22:05 2

3. 7series7 (Posts: 4; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)

Lets not forget about different software license and patents costs involved which is not included in the hardware manufacturing cost.

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 22:25 1

4. hepresearch (unregistered)

The real problem here is: How could the resulting phone still meet the minimum requirements, posted by Microsoft, to run Windows Phone? A 3-inch screen with less than 480x800 resolution? Less than 512 MB of RAM? No built-in compass sensor? If I am remembering correctly, these particular suggested specs are sub-standard for Microsoft to allow their OS to be put on it. It would end up having to run Series 40 Touch-n-Type (Java)...

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 22:53 2

5. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

Hey Nokia! This is not the time to be cutting corners!

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 22:53

6. redmd (Posts: 1371; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

I like the idea of a budget wp7 handset as long as it performs smoothly and on par with other wp7 phones. niche no more?

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 23:50 2

8. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)

Always nice to get an opinion from an analyst on how a company should produce its phones. I guess the CEO should ignore 1000's of years of experience from an army of product development, manufacturing, procurement, and marketing people to take this "experts" opinion front and center.

What a joke.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 16:41

11. dmn666 (Posts: 244; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

True! This smartphone era spawned boatloads of so-called experts, analysts, reviewers, etc who are infesting this whole web. Sometimes it gets really hard to deal with their BS.How come a nameless expert tries to teach Nokia phone business. There has to be a limit.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 10:49 1

9. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 872; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

So basically this genius wants Nokia to make a piece of s**t, priced way more than it should be, that nobody is going to buy.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 10:54

10. hepresearch (unregistered)

Yes. It will be so cheap that it cannot host Windows Phone on board. It will have to be an all-touchscreen Series 40 device costing at least 50% more than the Nokia Asha 303... what a genius way for Nokia to commit suicide...

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