New York City Nokia store shutters its doors for the last time

New York City Nokia store shutters its doors for the last time
If you want to become a staple in the US, you'll only need to open some kind of store in the heart of New York City to get your brand recognition to the hustle and bustle atmosphere surrounding one of the world's most recognizable cities in the world. There is no denying that Nokia is widely recognized around the world, but it still has some work ahead itself when it comes to the US market – they obviously don't have that presence as they do in other countries. Nokia opened a store in New York City to get itself situated in a city where technology oriented individuals are known to prowl the street to find the latest devices in the mobile world. As we've reported back in December, Nokia planned on closing down its flagship stores in both Chicago and New York City as the stores didn't prove quite as profitable to their bottom lines. Unfortunately, the New York location is practically lifeless as it stands right now with few handsets still available for purchase. As for the Chicago location, it would seem like it still has some breathing room left as there is no set date for its closing.

source: Engadget



1. jdmdany

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

i think this is a little sad. some fanboys might come in here saying "ha, android!" or "ha, iphone!" but i see it as some people losing their jobs.

2. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

That really sucks. I think it's the fact that in the USA, people aren't really used to paying full retail price for a cell phone. Nokia is the largest manufacturer of phones in the world and they'll always be. They're part of the reason why so many people use cell phones today.

3. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Well. Honestly. These peoples jobs are lost due to Nokias lack of interest in pushing for the US market. So who is really to blame?

5. matistight

Posts: 982; Member since: May 13, 2009

you're to blame for not buying their phones

4. thatdude1 unregistered

@Doakie-shut the hell up, you idiot.

6. matistight

Posts: 982; Member since: May 13, 2009


7. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

i have seen the nokia phones they look and feel cheap and the OS just sucks period. blame lost jobs on nokia for poor quality. nokia was at one time pushing the bar in cell phone developement then they got lazy.

8. thatdude1 unregistered

@wade1968-if what you say is true, then why is nokia still the #1 handset maker in the world and why do they also have the #1 O.S. in the world? Looks like you need to get your facts straight, fanboy.

9. Cheeze969

Posts: 1; Member since: May 28, 2010

@thatdude1 -> yes Nokia might be #1 by market share; but what you are missing is that 90% of that is all 3rd world countries using cheap brick phones; with their Symbian OS and their recently aborted smart phones (N95 and N97) Nokia is not in the position to compete in the smart phone market. It will truly be miracle if they can pull this one out

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