I know most wont see this or agree, but if you are chess minded it would be obvious to you that flooding Lumia 920 would cannibalize the new 928 which is coming out out shortly, if anything the last thing you want is to aggravate your loyal customers by coming out with a better phone immediately after you the 920... that's for Apple and Samsung style, not Nokia. And I am confident that Q2,Q3Q4 or going to surprise a heck of alot of people.
My feeling is that Elop is planning to attack head on for Christmas. There is much talk about the failure of this Q . But this should not apply to the Lumia division. Nokia has a setback but I strongly disagree with some of these totally negative comments that it is a disaster. Nokia actually increase its cash. I would not worry so much about Lumia right now. Nokia is come out with a solid line of smartphone that Msft has specifically mentioned they are happy with. We have not seen them but they have. What tatical decision Elop may do right now is to tweak is specs right now so that they can match the S4. 928 will be good but its specs is confirmed. But for the later offerings like EOS, Elop can still include new elements to exceed the S4 such as the solar capability. Again, this is the benefit of running a smaller but more nimble company.
We do not even need to wait to Q3, Q2 itself will surprise a lot of people in volume. But not ASP. For ASP we shall wait for the flagships. There is just so much coming on line this year and I am really excited to see all Nokia need is one winner.
That makes no sense. So should the 928 be limited as well in fears it'll the cannibalize the next big thing coming out for Verizon in fall? If Nokia is smart enough, they will release a new flagship every 6 months, and if they're going to worry about how others will react to the one following it, they'll never make it.
Myself and vlad both had this conversation months ago. We already saw that and spoke about it. Now others are seeing it. This is why the 920 was advertised much and this was the plan as we wrote about it yet everyone disagreed with us. I will go and find that post.
The network protocol for the 920 is GSM, 928 is CDMA - two different network protocols hence two different phones. A real game changer for Nokia would be if they came out with a phone that was protocol independent or could auto negotiate the various network protocols. That would be a huge game changer and would blow the doors off anything that Samsung or Apple would have out. And if the had the patent for that - Nokia would skyrocket. One phone any network any time - that is an unbeatable combination. You would not have to buy a new phone when switching from ATT, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, or any other carrier in the world. Embed that tecnology in tablets and then not license it out, Nokia would pretty much be the only game in town from that point on and Microsoft would benefit greatly as well. Nokia is probably the only company realistically that could pull this off.