bgr - UK operators "sales of loseria 920 fading fast in Europe"
As I predicted last fall there's a clear pattern in loseria product cycle you get a volume build and then the product crashes and burns as no one really wants an evilware phone.
While there is a bid in the land of the long low hanging stink for the loser 5xx series on major price cutting wasn't that the idea of firing the last ceo to end a plan to make money selling cheap phones in the 3rd world that
just never panned out. The whole idea was change ceo's to get back mkt share in the developed world mkts with great margins. That blew up the nanosecond the decision to use an evilware based os was made. Clearly
the idea of loseria getting 10% mkt share is a fantasy that's never ever going happen in key developed world mkts.
This is the same kind of pop and fade I expect from the BlackBerry Z10. Every new product (unless it's complete #$%$) has a period of excitement at launch. Especially when that new product is a departure from the general public favorites (Android and iOS).
What Nokia has working in it's favor is that they are expanding the Lumia line to more and more carriers, and they're also updating the flagship Lumia 920 for Verizon: the Lumia 928. If Nokia can capitalize on their early momentum and keep the product line fresh they have a much better chance of extending the early sales excitement and actually might make some noise in the the smartphone game.
Microsoft and Nokia should get smart, and hire Chinese hackers to compromise and steal Android financial and identity data, and then put that information out on the web in order to expose Android's chronic and disastrous lack of security features...
Who said business and war aren't the same thing? Two sides of the same coin ;o)