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  • xymiky1749 xymiky1749 Apr 10, 2013 9:36 AM Flag

    What People Have All Wrong About Nokia

    People really don't understand Nokia. I keep hearing how their use of the Windows OS is a "boat anchor" and how it will doom their business. Those people don't have a clue. This is not a battle of operating systems, it's a battle of price points and that is the perspective from which you must judge Nokia's successes and failures.

    Apple may sell 50 million phones, but that's really a drop in the bucket compared to the billions of possible customers. Most of those cannot afford an Apple product. Even with a lower priced iPhone, Apple will still not be able to service most of those customers. Research reports conclude that even a low cost iPhone will be too expensive for most. That leaves Android, Nokia and phones running proprietary operating systems for those customers. At that level, Nokia has nothing to do with Microsoft. It is their proprietary technology that drives those products. At Asha's lowest price points many of it's competitors don't even run Android, they run their own proprietary OS. Even if they run Android, they don't have the processing power to run the current versions. Google Asha 310 and tell me it that looks like an entry level phone. For the real bottom of the chain there's the Nokia 105 and 205. Try and find a competitor for those that runs Android. Competitors have names like Yezz Bono, Plum, Kyocera Brio, all running proprietary operating systems. Who's going to win that battle? Apple isn't even competing in this arena. What entry level phone can run their software?

    Ignore all the fluff on the board and click-bait articles, those are just transients. This race isn't going to be decided in the next year or two, it's at least a decade long competition. Nokia has been in business for 147 years. They understand the concept of long term better than any of their competitors. If you are going bet on a marathon, you might as well pick the runner who's won one.

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