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Wall Street not impressed by the new Nokia Lumia models as Nokia's stock is downgraded by brokers

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Wall Street not impressed by the new Nokia Lumia models as Nokia's stock is downgraded by brokers
When Nokia introduced the brightly colored Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 earlier this week, many were impressed with the design of the new handsets. And with Windows Phone 8 allowing for larger screens with higher resolution, microSD slots and multi-core processors, Nokia would be able to better compete with the Apple iPhone and Android models. Yet, there was one group of influential people that did not jump for joy. Stock analysts, for the most part, were not  impressed with the new models and as a result, Nokia's stock was downgraded by a few major brokerage houses.

On Friday, brokerage firms Deutsche Bank and Societe Generale both downgraded Nokia's stock to sell. Analysts at Deutsche Bank said that the Nokia Lumia 820 and Nokia Lumia 920 won't stop Nokia's current downward sloping market share trend in the face of tougher competition. Deutsche Bank analyst Kai Korschelt told clients in a research note that low cost Android models will be taking market share away from Nokia in 2013. Since Nokia made a low in June, the stock had risen 50%. But the broker now has put a target of $2.05 USD on Nokia's stock, which is under the OEMs current stock price, and has a sell recommendation on the stock.

Societe Generale also downgraded the stock to sell, saying that all of the information, specs and features about the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 had already been leaked leaving nothing left for investors to get excited about. In general, analysts and investors were upset that Nokia did not release pricing information and also did not offer a release date for the phones. On Friday, rumors started spreading about a November 2nd launch for the higher end Nokia Lumia 920.

While Wall Street sees Nokia missing an opportunity to light a fire under its stock, Jo Harlow, Senior VP of smart devices at Nokia, said that the launch of the two new models is a step in a journey. Harlow said that the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 are not the only Windows Phone 8 models coming from the OEM . The executive says that "not one moment in time defines everything."  She said that Nokia provides plenty of differentiation of the OS using NFC compatibility and improved mapping.
Those familiar with how the market works won't be surprised to hear that Nokia shares rose 7.32% on Friday to $2.64.

source: FierceWireless

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Nokia Lumia 920 specs
  • Display 4.5 inches 1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP (Single camera) 1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus 1GB RAM
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  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8
Nokia Lumia 820 specs
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  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus 1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 1650 mAh
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