Nokia CEO says the positive results of choosing Windows Phone are coming as soon as this quarter

Nokia CEO says the positive results of choosing Windows Phone are coming as soon as this quarter
Yes, there are some who believe that Nokia made a mistake in deciding to go with the Windows Phone OS and that the company would have been better off had the Finnish OEM selected Android, or even BlackBerry, instead. Earlier this year, financial glossy Forbes came out and said that considering that Nokia owns a whopping 80% of the Windows Phone market, the company made the right decision. When you think of Windows Phone, doesn't Nokia come to mind immediately?

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: (translated) via NokiaPowerUser



1. Xhanku

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

Brace yourself. . Trolls are coming

5. akbarkool

Posts: 42; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

and what can they do?? nothing nokia is back


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Not for Looooooooooooog™ time®

17. polrt

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

we are the Nokia you will be assimilated resistance is futile


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Where is SleepingOz®.....

19. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012


43. deburocks

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 20, 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: Feb 25, 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: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 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: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

so you were living in the cave, I understand.

3. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

so he's still on crack... delusional...

4. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

I miss you Nokia!!! Why you choose windows!!!!! Why!!!!


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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. Pathetic, useless®

15. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 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: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 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: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 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. bluetooth gpu (no other phones exept iphone had a gpu, at least with good drivers like n95) FM Radio 3.5mm audio out TV out 3g+ and HSDPA wifi irda 8gb memory microsd 5mpx camera with flash and front camera sterio speaker + dual slider kickstand usb 2.0 2.6" screen digital TV receiver So please don't compare with iPhone witch had, uh ... a 400 mhz cpu ?

49. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 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: Feb 25, 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: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

in N95's era there were only toy phones from samsung i'm done here :D

56. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 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

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

we are the Nokia you will be assimilated resistance is futile

6. poopApple

Posts: 38; Member since: Apr 12, 2013

Go home Elop ur drunk !


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Thro and kick him and the board of members out, "Right now" useless scraps! ™

7. amancarlos

Posts: 42; Member since: May 09, 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: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Nokia, HTC, Samsung, Hauwei, Fujitsu, Dell (previously), and a few others in Asia are making them.

58. pedling

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 14, 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: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

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