"Our research shows that for many years, poor sales of Windows-based phones stem from a deep and stable lack of consumer interest for the product. Despite numerous and repeated efforts of manufacturers (Nokia, but also Samsung and HTC) and Operators to develop an alternative to Android and Apple based on Windows, and despite the launch of numerous phones based on Windows with strong features, reviews and marketing support, the operating system remains cornered to less than 5% market share in smartphones. The lack of consumer interest for Windows-based phones has been very consistent in marketing surveys we have carried out across the globe over the last several years. The situation of Windows in mobile phones is now very unlikely to revert. Smartphone Operating Systems benefit from ecosystem dynamics in terms of application ecosystem but most importantly consumer advocacy and adoption. Given the strength of Android and Apple today in consumers’ minds and the scale of both ecosystems, it is unrealistic to believe anything short of a true product revolution, like the iPhone was in its time, could instill life into an alternative platform. All attentive industry observers should know that if operators and manufacturers are dying for an alternative ecosystem to emerge, all efforts to support Windows and other alternatives have fallen short because of these ecosystem dynamics".
I would prefer WP8 OS for Smart Phones over Iphone or Android. WP8 phone is very easy to navigate and it is so friendly. Iphone and Android have too many buttons and it is not as friendly as WP8. I believe in the next few years the world will switch over to WP8.
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That's all folks.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
every positive and negative article or analysis about Nokia is on past tense. Every one of these article or analysis are ignoring the sales infrastructure and networks Nokia has laid down the last 3 months.Investing is about fundamentals and future growth.Nokia has refreshed all its products,reinved itself,is leaner and no longer a big bloated company.They have signed deals with China Mobile that even the great innovator Steve Jobs couldn't accomplished (was his biggest dream and couldn't bring the Chinese to sign the dotted lines...for reason unknown to us but never the less welcomed by Nokia investors...and politically grounded,China mobile and the Chinese government that owns it picked Nokia over Apple....sooner or latter we will know why the Chinese power brokers picked Nokia over Apple).
Nokia has learnt from its past mistakes going by what they have done or are doing the past 3 months. They clear have an excellent marketing and innovating strategy demonstrated by the carrier networks they are building and the new enviable relationships they are building in the world's 2 most lucrative and populous markets in China and India. Nokia has laid down in a short 3 months very sophisticated sales networks in China,India,Africa,United States and Europe.They have manufactured smartphones and feature phones that are specific and meet the need of every market they are targeting from Africa,to Inida,to China, to the United States,Mexico and To Latin America.Most of the analyst and writes of these articles whether positive or negative either choose to ignore these facts or are ignorant of.
The infrastructure has been laid and All Nokia needs now is aggressively product awareness marketing which will be rolled out sometime in January and February when Nokia fully launches all its new feature and smartphones.Investors who educate themselves about the New Nokia that has emerged at the end of 2012 will be well positioned to profit the most.I will caution investors to do their own research but also not give much credit to these analyst and writters still discussing Nokia in the past tense rather than focusing what Nokia is doing now and how that can disrupt the smartphone market in the coming year and beyond.I firmly believe that Nokia is now well positioned to distrupt the smartphone market and the technology world beginning from 2013.
Disclaminer.I'm long Nokia and recommend buying Nokia stock.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
The idiot basher cited this 3 month old article (on 08/30/12) when NOK was traded at $2.75/shr. By believing in the article, he sold/shorted NOK shares @ $2.75 and given the price the stock being traded today, this idiot basher has lost over 50% of his money.
Man, people attack you and don't look at the facts. Perhaps windows will finally succeed - I don't see it personally - but the FACTS are that every previous iteration has been an abject failure. And when MSFT launches its on phone, gee, that will be great for Nokia, with its abundant resources...nice headquarters.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
I hate windows vista but love windows 7. The key factor is how will people like windows 8? The consumer will call the ball here and so far all indicators are positive in that regard. So this guy writes trash he will get trashed. Microsoft is much more in tune with the market than this barrons writer is.
Baron's stock opinions and predictions for the most part have been more wrong then right! Nobody even reads Baron's anymore - they all lost their money and cannot afford the subscription!
lol the only stat they gave was the outdated 5% marketshare that is supposed to grown into double digits by end of 2013.
But then it's again it's Barron's and they mention the iPhone like it was a product sent from god.
Ignore basher article.
It's clearly shown how stupid (and desperate) the basher is. He cited a 3 month old article (on 08/30/12) when NOK was traded at $2.75/shr. By believing in the article, he sold/short NOK shares @ $2.75 and given the price the stock being traded today, the idiot basher has lost over 50% of his money.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Apparently, the writer has not been reading about Lumias status in europe and asia, middle east so far where is consistently out of stock due to high demand. Wait till the 800 pound Gorilla, China Mobile gets into it with lumias and then this idiot can come back and eat his stupid words.
this article was from a few months ago, but remains true today, who is going to buy these phones ?
MS is great for Tablets, Laptops, Desktops, there phones are good, but nothing ground breaking.