Despite recent stock surge, Nokia could be sliding on Palm-like downward spiral

Despite recent stock surge, Nokia could be sliding on Palm-like downward spiral
Nokia stock has surged to over $4 apiece today as hopes are mounting that the Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 is selling well, but that might be only temporary. Barclay Capital’s Jeff Kvaal, analyst of the wireless industry, noted many similarities in this growth to the one Palm had just when it released the Pre.

“Taking a look back historically, both Palm and Nokia saw significant upward moves in their stock price ahead of major device launches — Nokia ahead of the N8 (Symbian^3) launch in 2010 and Palm with the Pre in late Spring/Summer 2009,” Kvaal said. “In both cases, the stocks declined materially post launch.”

Kvaal also goes on to say the same could hold true for HTC and RIM. The analyst noted that it is unlikely for all three companies to be on the comeback.

HTC is expected to release a 5-inch 1080p monster phone early next year, but expectations of the analyst are that its success would only last for the short time before the Samsung Galaxy S IV launch. And when it comes to RIM, the challenge there is to sell BlackBerry 10 devices to more than just its traditional customers.

Do you agree with those opinions, or could Nokia, HTC and RIM finally be coming back?

source: BGR



1. wendygarett unregistered

Analyst from bgr? PASS!!!

12. persim

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 11, 2010

Analyst is from Barclay Capital not BGR.

50. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

haha ok wendy ok lol :)

54. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

HTC has to keep stepping it up. I'll be switching to Nokia once Sprint get them in 2013. Black berry might be a forth eco system. Nokia will continue to succeed and grow along with Windows Phone 8 / Windows 8 if Nokia make a tablet as well. Is apple losing shares in the stocks?

2. androidlikeaboss

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

HTC seriously needs to advertise its phones, or else Samsung will kick its a** every time

4. OHaZZaR

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

HTC seriously needs to start innovating. The GALAXY Note II has the S-pen and all it's features which include S-Note, Air view, paper artist, multi window view. The GALAXY SIII has those features, minus the S-pen. The Droid DNA, well the screen is 1920*1080, and it looks appealing but other than that, nothing special. Same goes for the One X, which isn't getting any traction right now, as opposed to the SIII which is still one of the worlds most popular phones.

9. androidlikeaboss

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

I don't see any problems with HTC phones,they have great design and feels great,they just need advertising and maybe a removable battery/ micro SD card slot to attract ppl to buy its phones

21. MeoCao unregistered

Nothing can save HTC really, imagin a fight btn 100 kg boxer (SS) and 50kg boxer (HTC). HTC needs a gun LOL provided their opponent does not have one.

28. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

remember David and Goliath ....if htc lands a critical hit they will be back in the game , if not retreat

35. MeoCao unregistered

That's exactly what I mean: David had special skill: he could throw stones and he was smarter than Goliath. Until now HTC is a David that has less skills and is dumber than Goliath. What do you think the outcome will be? LOL

51. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

David had "faith" is what he had! lol theres was no way he was going to kill Goliath with a meesley stone.... so maybe we should do what he did (have faith) for the benefit of a good company such as HTC..........jus maybe :)

36. iDroidWin

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

I bought Note 2 for its features. But not everyone wants those features. One positive about Android eco system is choices. HTC is a good choice when it comes to good looking UI (Subjective) and good design. If someone prefers that oer features, its understandable. People want their phone to look good. I too was confused, but Note 2 was more suited for my needs.

5. android_hitman unregistered

HTC seriously must appreciate their customers like Sammy does.... HTC keeps f***ing fans over and over again.

8. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

Yes, what is the HTC flagship phone? one X or one x+ or DNA or M7 ??

15. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

True that, and also, they should make more gimmicky softwares and add-ons. It's an effective way to gain customers which don't want to alter their stock roms(pop up play, multiwindow, airview,snote, etc.) And the updates should keep on coming. Seriously, HTC Sensation, sensation XE not supported after a year? That's just sick.

30. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

The Rezound was launched within a week of the ICS announcement, and HTC promised an update in early 2012. It didn't sell well and making ICS updates turned out to be more difficult, so it wasn't updated until August. The update that was given is very buggy and has many problems. HTC has stopped support, and that perfectly capable phone, is almost useless.

56. webOSlove unregistered

*cough* HP *cough*

16. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

And stop doing carrier exclusives. Come to think of it, the no-carrier exclusive rule applies to all three of them - they need every sale they can get.

18. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Hey... that's what I said... thumb up man!

24. MeoCao unregistered

It's easier said than done man. HTC does not have power like SS or Apple to push the carriers. maybe later Sony can but Sony must build up their Xperia brand first.

3. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

Sorry, but nothing can stop Nokia Now! Nokia have the best SmartPhone and the best CameraPhone in the world(Lumia 920, 808)

23. MeoCao unregistered

Nothing, except MS and Elop so MS can buy Nokia for $1.

39. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

I personally Nokia will rise to the occasion. Windows Phone is starting to take off and who better than Nokia to cash in?

40. iDroidWin

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

Nokia is too much dependent on OS. WP8 is good and has potential. But ecosystem takes time to develop and Windows needs to get better constantly. Android on the other hand, gives OEMs a free hand. That's why NAtureUX, Sense or Timescape are different. Even if Android doesn't innovate for one iteration, OEMs will. 4.2 wasn't a major upgrade, but Premium Suite took 4.1 to a new level. As long as Windows Phones do fine, Nokia is good and deserves to be a competitor. I want a Windows phone competitor without HTC having a monopoly over it.

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Analysts predicts PA will report that this statement by analysts might be slightly false.

11. wendygarett unregistered

And analyst predict you will meet wenda at the end of the Mayan calendar lol :)

29. MeoCao unregistered

Wenda? not Wendy?

7. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

This is not the palm days nor the smart phones of yesteryears. The game is different. f**king analyst and tech pundits! Always trying their best to pull Nokia down. I'm not sure why they added HTC and Rim. Now I'm rooting for all three hoping they succeed against their love child Apple and the like.

19. MeoCao unregistered

It's not analysts who pull Nokia down, it's MS and their covered agent Elop.

10. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

palm does not have the sales network of nokia so they are both different. nokia have sales office all over the world while palm is concentrated on north america and some few countries.

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