Nokia shuts down its biggest retail store

Nokia shuts down its biggest retail store
Nokia has shut down its biggest store, the Shanghai Nokia flagship, as cost-cutting times continue for the troubled Finnish smartphone maker. Nokia opened the Shanghai flagship store to much fanfare as its world’s biggest in 2007, but then the company’s Symbian business was flourishing.

In the past six years Nokia missed the smartphone boom and is now struggling to catch up to Android and iOS.

Nokia has also changed its retail strategy radically. From an Apple-like approach to retail with its own retail locations, the Finns are now “growing its presence in operator and third-party retail outlets.”

Nokia is also planning to scale up its online presence and for the particular store in Shanghai, China operations from it will move to a smaller store there. Earlier, Nokia shut down its flagship store in the capital of China, Beijing.

source: CNTV

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32 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Geez.....that's big, I hope Nokia will plan to open this on my country........ :) Not my country, I must say globally, OK? :)

2. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

ROTFLMFAO™®© I wonder whats next™® So this surely states and shows that Lumia was a "Failure" with the " ™®© "

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Shutting down it's biggest store doesn't mean Nokia's dying. This store just makes up about 0.1 % of the total stores in and around the world. This doesn't state anything of what you said... Damn! PA must be tired of banning you...that now they are giving you unlimited trolling spree.

25. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

they r not, but they r working on something new maybe new os from nokia or who knows android or selfish......!!!

49. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

sailfish, dude.. selfish is apple..

3. easymomo

Posts: 91; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

[Troll] Android is DEAD [End Troll]

4. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Yea in your dreams, we do go and float to LALALAND and come back, we are allowed to dream© With staggering 67% market share worldwide and still dominating™®

17. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

I think we need more people like you who goes around posting "Android is dead!" because there are too many people posting iOS, Blackberry and Windows Phone is dead.

29. easymomo

Posts: 91; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

LMFAO

51. SGSatlantis

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

And people of the Internet: this is how a Troll is born.

46. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Could happen, if Samsung get their way with Tizen. Three things Tizen needs; - Build in Android Emulator - Solid hardware spec with Intel processor - SDcard and removable battery

5. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

R.I.P Nokia :D

48. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Along with "™®©"

6. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Reportedly Nokia closed the store when they couldn't find any way to metrofy the building. http://www.nokia.com/global/

7. FlushGordon unregistered

...and the Microsoft jinx continues Seriously they can't keep Windows OS forever, it's "abandon Microsoft, swallow pride and move on or stay with Microsoft and go out of business"....

9. Aeires unregistered

Plan B is starting to look better every day.

50. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

They should revamp the whole Symbian or improve on the amazing MeeGo. But oh, well, Elop is on the wheel..

8. FlushGordon unregistered

I remember the days when 90 percent of my classmates in College owned a Nokia....truly sad of what this once mighty company has become....a bottom feeder

47. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Well said +1™

11. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

id love nokia to choose every os other then android and watch these sad fanboys whine, get a damn grip motorola and HTC are in bad situations too yet you dont say anything as they run android on there devices mainly go troll elsewhere android fanboys

13. FlushGordon unregistered

Its that damn undesirable WP OS dude, what else could it be?

15. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

But not that bad that Elop had to sell his headquarter and his salary being deducted to 1.5million, even sold Vertu. A company selling there headquarter how cheap and degrading can he go™ Poor guy. They should fire the board members and him right know Whats next.....™

35. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

You're of your mind: Nokia turned a profit the previous quarter, after at least five quarters of massive losses, and now you're suggesting they fire the CEO that accomplished this feat? TROLL, you are beyond belief sometimes. Hahahaa

16. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Nokia fans are on outrage and going mad violent™

18. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

That's when you turn into a troll-pire!! 'Fool'-moon for you

12. Shrihari

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

hey nokia please once try multi os. mozilla for low end touch devices and android+win for high end devices...REMEMBER: You didn't do any promise for ms that either you'll make windows phone os famous and let yourself die....just once try your luck with android...with a complete free sourced os and your extraordinary hardware there'll be no match for you in market...also i believe if 42 mp sensor is introduced in your android phones you would be a direct competitor to samsung+apple...

14. allen83

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

They will change their os soon enough. If they will swallow their pride i'm pretty sure they will take the Sailfish OS not android. Meego was Nokia's pride when someone ruined it.

30. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Huh ... i thought someone said Lumia's were selling hotter than hot cakes in China :D

31. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

When I saw that Nokia phones would finally be coming back to the US, I was excited. Then I saw that they'd only be sold with WP. I was disappoint. If they'd not been so stubborn and made a few models that resembled the Lumia line for Android, I'd have been all over it. But with Elop's allegiance to MS, I don't see them using another OS for quite a while. Something has to change for them to stay afloat. Nokia's may be the best selling WP devices but WP isn't exactly selling like crazy anywhere. They need to change their strategy because they're being held back by WP.

45. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Ouch, Nokia are still cutting stores/factories to survive. It was always going to happen, you got to let go to survive.

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