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Nokia may sell its headquarters in Espoo, Finland

0. phoneArena posted on 03 Oct 2012, 01:26

In an effort to meet cost targets over the next 12 months, Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat is reporting that Nokia plans to sell its headquarters...

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posted on 03 Oct 2012, 01:31 9

1. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

That's what they get for jumping aboard that sinking ship; shoulda' gone with Android.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 01:36 9

4. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

Or a multiple OS strategy. I feel: Jolla, RIM and Nokia should collaborate and stab MS in the back.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 01:40 3

6. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

That would be the awesomest thing that can happen. But backstabbing the renowed backstabber is really difficult. I mean, they (MSFT) have got their own turf (OS) to thrive on.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 01:51 5

7. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

The premier partner moves out people won't remember the OS exactly. People remember Lumia=WP rather than Wp=Lumia. MS has no one but itself to blame itself for the WP debacle.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 09:04

26. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

lol ..... I used to love Windows Mobile; I would proudly sit on a train watching videos or surfing the web (above ground) and emailing on my Thera 2032 and later on my XV6600 while others subway riders just twittled their thumbs; all before the 2007 iRelease. Instead of evolving, Windows Mobile (Professional or whatever they want to call themselves now) just devolved into a worm hole of sorts.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 12:03

28. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

With the restrictions that WP7/7.5 had, no wonder it failed to take off. Hoping WP8 doesn't have all of this otherwise Nokia will lose a potential Lumia 920 buyer.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 06:30 1

24. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

Partially right.
But,the 920 rocks even without google.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 01:33 21

2. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

Don't die Nokia.. I'll let you have my piggybank :)

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 06:11 3

22. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

Nokia does seem to have a decent enough shot at surviving and flourishing well. They have the R&D
But Nokia should have waited for WP8 to gain good traction before pricing their fones so high!!
Thinking very objectively, the 920 may deserve to come close to that pricetag of over $850 for it's features (though i dont think so), BUT 1st at least lure in enough buyers to the platform!!
I as a consumer would have been tempted to try 920 if it was priced similar to S3, but now since the difference is quite steep, ill think of the 8X or S3

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 01:33 3

3. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

This is what happens when you pair with a devil corp aka Microsoft and put all your eggs in one basket. Nokia as a company deserves my money, I like the WP OS but Microsoft can go to hell.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 01:38 10

5. kaliil10 (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)

hey guys death of Nokia its the death of the world.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 01:52 3

8. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

I don think any of the android phone manufacturers faces bankruptcy.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 01:55 3

9. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

Not all of them are in the green either.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 02:40 2

16. checkmymike (Posts: 172; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)

are you nuts?

samsung, htc and lg not in green?

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 02:55 1

18. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

lg sony aren't in the green

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 06:14 1

23. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

Sony might still be staying afloat, but LG needs a winner to boost its confidence and image.
LG, for God's sake, start supporting at least the top fones and show that u care!!

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 01:56 7

10. wendygarett (unregistered)

Choose Windows phone... Good ideas...
Kill symbian and meego... Bad idea...
Solution... Kick Stephen elop :)

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 02:19 2

13. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

I don't think Elop's decision was that wrong.. firstly that wasn't alone his decision. Even shareholders and seniors were involved in this decision. Just that it was decision made, aiming for long term profitability.
Nokia shut down symbian, meltemi and meego. Why? to concentrate on the Ecosystem. They knew that any platform's importance is decided by the Ecosystem. And you see the result now, with the awesome apps like improved maps, city lens, camera algorithms and much more. Now there must be some kind of hurdle in Symbian which might have prevented them to develop all of these for it. I've heard that Symbian isn't that friendly for devs.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 02:56 1

19. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

alot of shareholders tried to get rid of him for that decision

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 05:49 3

21. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Since he took over Nokia, he has been taking Nokia so low that they have to sell there head-quarter, how sick and low is that, all cause of Eflop. Nokia was never in this state ever. Shareholders and public reunions should kick him and the boadmembers out.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 01:57 1

11. JoeBelfiore (banned) (Posts: 79; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

I love Elop, Elop rules, Elop is the best, Elop pwns Samdog,

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 02:09 5

12. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

What's Samsung got to do with this article?

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 18:19

30. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

he's doing what ifans and fandroids do, just another fanboy (nokia fanboy i think) idiot that makes all look bad

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 02:21 4

14. giri555 (Posts: 111; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)

Dear Nokia, Please don't jump into the overcrowded Android Bandwagon. Windows Phone 8 is awesomely different. Give consumers another option apart from iOS and Android. Cheers, Girish

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 18:20

31. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

couldnt agree more, android isnt a instant solution that most seem to think it is. wp8 shaping up to be great

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 02:28 2

15. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

That's what Elop was meant to ensure ... i am back ... maybe to be banned again by mods who knows.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 02:47 1

17. Veigald (Posts: 290; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)

Nothing to blow out of proportions, imo. It's very common for companies to rent office space, even HQ, seeing that their core business is not property management. There is even a saying that when a company buys a building for their HQ, that's a bad sign...

What will be more interesting is seeing their earnings release in a couple of weeks.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 05:31 2

20. dasqwer (Posts: 5; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)

Save Nokia ! campaign it, blog it, tweet it, and lets hope many actually put in some effort in a way or another to get Nokia out of this "never imagined" situation. I m sure there are many out there who would like to see Nokia come out of this situation. Developers may want to start making apps for free or nominal cost for Nokia symbian or WP, or atleast suggest some good ones. Put up ideas that you think will work. I dont wanna c Nokia losing out. Hardware and design king going down coz of software dominance is like the Alexander of mobile world falling apart. Nokia has a whole lot of designs from the past that glammed like no other. Lets vote for possible new designs and the best of old design Nokia phones and hope it works for them. MS seems to be assisting Nokia with whatever help they can that probably is the reason why the shook hands in the first place. Someone suggested BB + WP + Nokia should happen and that seems viable if the bosses consider that as an option. Lets cheer up Nokia.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 07:02

25. TechPsycho (banned) (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)

Too bad for Nokia to have put hope in a half assed OS as WindowsPhone is, look at them gambling their last chips for survival. They need to listen to the crowd if they do not want end in bankruptcy, kick out Elop and board members and launch top notch android phones!!

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 18:24

32. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

first half assed OS....wrong wp8 is looking to be a top notch OS that will compete

second and hope the last time i have to say this android aint an instant solution, its crowded , sure samsung are doing well but look at LG and sony.....following the crowd aint the right decision i want choice not just either android or iOS

nokia's lumia 820 and 920 look excellent phones

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