Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1.    #1  
    Nokia feeling the heat and is taking a beating...better bring out than Meego or Android will be the new king.

    Nokia smartphone market share shrinks to 31 percent, operating profit takes a beating too -- Engadget

    Sfm Evo
  2. #2  
    interesting quote:

    Nokia's investor relations call has borne a few more interesting tidbits from the new man in charge. Elop is quoted as saying Nokia must "build or join a competitive ecosystem,"
  3. #3  
    Quote Originally Posted by milominderbinder View Post
    interesting quote:

    Nokia's investor relations call has borne a few more interesting tidbits from the new man in charge. Elop is quoted as saying Nokia must "build or join a competitive ecosystem,"
    Likely translates to "build one or join Android's".

    I don't think Apple or HP will let them in (unless it's in the form of a buyout). WP7 would be a poor choice compared to Android from the standpoint of momentum.
  4. #4  
    Time to pee in your pants for warmth, Nokia.....
  5. cgk
    cgk is offline
    cgk's Avatar
    Posts
    3,868 Posts
    Global Posts
    9,556 Global Posts
    #5  
    Nokia is an interesting casestudy of what happens when you change your organisation structure and you end up with paralysis; Nokia came up with all sorts of innovations but by the time the organisation did anything about them they were old hat.

    There is a great article about this but I've lost the link...
  6. #6  
    At the Wall Street Journal, All Things D in December, Google Android mastermind Andy Rubin had some interesting quotes on this:

    Kara: Have you gone to Finland to woo Nokia?
    Rubin: I haven’t been to Finland.
    Walt: Forget Finland, have you tried to convince Nokia?
    Rubin just laughs (a-ha).
    7:12 pm: Kara: The discussions with Nokia–talk about them in detail.
    Rubin: The company has new leadership [referring to CEO Stephen Elop]. They are evaluating lots of alternatives. I’m open-minded and a big proponent of Android.
    Rubin again declines to talk about any meetings he may have had.
    7:14 pm: What about the challenge of iconic products like RIM?
    Rubin: Talks about the challenge of legacy and points out Motorola had that problem when it became overly dependent on the Razr. Then, “they bet the company on Android,” he points out.

    Transcript and Full Video

    Rubin admitted that he knew that Nokia was in fact "evaluating lots of alternatives".

    Rubin is also right that at one time the Razr OS was on fire. It stumbled and maybe just in a nick of time Motorola switched to Android. Motorola shipped 4.9 million smartphones in Q4 2010, up nearly 30% from Q3. They expect to sell 23 million smartphones in 2011 and to continue to increase profits.

    Do the math. Nokia sells over 300 million dumbphones a year and is losing marketshare to other dumbphones. Basic touchscreen displays are only a couple of dollars. Android is free.

    Another hint came from the Google CEO Eric Schmidt when he said in a Harvard Business review article::

    Third, we want to increase the availability of inexpensive smartphones in the poorest parts of the world. We envision literally a billion people getting inexpensive, browser-based touchscreen phones over the next few years. Can you imagine how this will change their awareness of local and global information and their notion of education? And that will be just the start.
    Nokia can choose to slowly drown or bring smartphones to the world.

    - Craig
    Last edited by milominderbinder; 01/27/2011 at 12:27 PM.
  7. #7  
    The Register: Sci/Tech News for the Mobile World

    "We must build, catalyze or join a competitive ecosystem," he told analysts, leading to speculation Nokia will license a third party platform or downgrade its ill-fated Ovi services.
  8.    #8  
    Looks like they are dying slowly by a thousand cuts. What ever goes up must come down...no one can be on top forever. Well its a matter of time before Nokia concedes to Android and it will take its place as #1.

    Sfm Evo
  9. #9  
    Quote Originally Posted by kinster02 View Post
    Looks like they are dying slowly by a thousand cuts. What ever goes up must come down...no one can be on top forever. Well its a matter of time before Nokia concedes to Android and it will take its place as #1.

    Sfm Evo
    XDA-Developers has ported Android to existing Nokia smartphones. Suddenly instead of being left behind, Nokia could have 200,000 apps.

    Nokia sold 400 million phones last year mostly dumbphones. For a difference of about $6, Nokia can add a full touchscreen and upgraded CPU and memory. Instead of making dumbphones Nokia could in months be the world's leader in smartphones.

    There real obstacle is their egos.
  10.    #10  

Posting Permissions