I think most are underestimating how important of a milestone it is for any turn around company, no matter how big or small, to finally be able to break the profit barrier. This gives Nokia a lot more flexibility and this is not even counting the sales in China. This is not going to be a quick turn around nor will it always be pretty. However, I do believe that Nokia is headed in the right direction and a big step is to consistently post profits each quarter. Seems like the CC today didn't focus on the many positives in the coming year as what there really is. Today was more of getting the less positive news out of the way and to temper expectations. Which to me is a good thing because I don't want a CEO up there that you can tell is trying to pump. I want a CEO that steps up and says we are getting there, things are looking better, but temper your expectations because we still have a long road of things needing to go right. I can respect that. Nokia has a vision of how things need to be done now and what needs to happen to get back to the good days. It's a process that's not always going to be pretty and in the end might not even work out, you never know but it is looking better. There are a lot of exciting events planned for 2013 and I am betting that this year is just the beginning of what will be an exciting turn around story.
Looks like the market does like the sales numbers - given out! I guess everything is going down compare to last years numbers. I just hope that Nokia can bring the numbers back up again.
I think they should of went with Android and Symbian OSs.
Plus, their design of the Lumia in the North American marketplace is not good. 600K sale in the 4th quarter is pretty lousy!
Nokia should again for get the U.S. and Canada market place. Sales has been pretty #$%$ less then a million Lumia sold in the 4th quarter - the biggest buying season for smartphones. This is will a huge marketing backed by Microsoft too. Let HTC and Samsung have the North American market place and concentrate it efforts on EU and emerging countries.
For what ever reason; Nokia has no appeal in the U.S. anymore.