Showing 29 posts tagged nokia
John Paczkowski on Nokia:
The company suffered a decline in feature phone sales during the first quarter — a contraction so nasty that there was no way rising Lumia sales could offset it. Nokia sold 55.8 million feature phones in the quarter, down from 70.8 million a year earlier, putting them at their lowest level in at least a decade.
A brutal drop, and one that presents quite a conundrum for the struggling Nokia. The company’s turnaround hinges not just on the success of its high-end Lumia smartphone line, but on the continued success of an old cash cow — its feature phone business.
Time. It’s running out.
Jo Best of ZDNet looks at Nokia’s Windows Phone and remaining Symbian devices versus the low-end Series 40 and Series 30 devices:
After all, unlike the smartphone segment, there are still battles to be fought and won for Nokia in the mid and low-end. Nokia’s Windows Phone and Symbian ranges may have an average selling price of €186, bringing in €1.2bn in sales, it’s still small fry compared to S40 and its lower-end cousin S30. Devices on the platforms manage an average selling price of a mere €31, but when Nokia is shifting around 80 million of them in the last quarter, that’s €2.5bn of sales – double what those fancy Windows Phones bring in.
How poorly is Windows Phone doing for Nokia? So poorly that not only are S40 and S30 phones outselling their (true) smartphone brethren, they’re bringing in double the money.
Best’s parallels between Nokia with Symbian competing in the high-end of the mobile market versus Nokia with S40 and S30 in the low-end of the market is interesting as well. Android. Is. Coming.
Nokia reviewed its own Lumia phone. I don’t think people are impressed.
My favorite part was: “Like a kid on Christmas morning…”
Nokia usually isn’t in a place to talk when it comes to mobile competition — unless the target of its mockery is BlackBerry.
A crippled man tries to trip a man with no legs; fails.
iPhone 6 spotted in Vietnam? Yup, looks legit.
This mythical “cheap iPhone” is real!
Stephen Elop, Nokia’s CEO, as quoted by Gizmodo.
The date could be 2013, it could be Stardate 41153.7. Hard to say.
It’s like a homeless man giving food stamps to a man on death row.
Tom Warren for The Verge:
We’re told that the large majority of Nokia’s focus with its tablet is on a battery-equipped cover. Nokia will release a special cover for the tablet that envelops it like a book. Clicking into place, the cover provides a keyboard and a kickstand for the tablet. Nokia has also built a battery into the cover that can be used to power the tablet once it runs low on energy. Two USB ports on the case will also provide additional connectivity.
Sounds like a creative idea, especially that it acts as an additional battery. But this cover is the “large majority” of Nokia’s focus? Shouldn’t it be, you know, on the tablet itself?
Two sinking ships passing in the night…
What do you do when you fork Android and as such, can’t get access to Google Maps? This is what you do. A pretty big win for Nokia, actually.
Francisca just unearthed her first cell phone during our house cleaning. The similarities to the Lumia are clear I think.
Careful, if enough people reblog this, the next Samsung phone could end up looking exactly like this.