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  • ginjomushi ginjomushi Jul 18, 2013 7:39 PM Flag

    Why exclusively Windows Phone ? Somebody give me reasonable explanation, please.

    I've been long on NOK for about a few months by now. I get the idea of differentiating itself in thus cut-throat
    competitions. But why Windows Phone only? Does Nokia still want to push their own OS(Asha?0 for mid-low end ? Samsung is doing their own OS, while pushing Adnroids. Low profit margin? Android is free and it's better than losing money. Samsung's new Windows Phone devices are coming. Nokia still pays Microsoft licensing Windows Phone. Where is the extra edge coming from?

    Sentiment: Buy

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    • Because Stephen Elop is a MSFT plant, whose sole purpose is to drive the company into BK so MSFT can pick up the pieces for pennies on the dollar. Every other company either has their own OS (think AAPL or BBRY) or uses someone else''s (Samsung, etc.). Only Nokia is stupid enough to pay for an OS with garish looking tiles with no apps. Windows Phone is an epic fail that the majority of the world has already rejected.

    • We are not really sure if there is any exclusivity. If anything the platform payments are given only if NOK goes Windows Phone exclusive. But that doesn't mean NOK can't say, screw the platform payments, we'll pay the license fee, and also go with Android. Elop has been clear, going with Windows Phone was a point of differentiation for NOK, otherwise it would have been drowned out in a sea of cheap Android phones, including Samsung. Instead NOK opted to be the flagship manufacturer of Windows Phones. And just because Microsoft's Surface is a failure, does not mean Windows 8 is a failure. Just go to any computer store and Windows devices remain dominant. It's just unnecessary for a lot of people to get rid of perfectly good computers (like my XP) to get a new computer. So the new slew of computer purchasers who want laptops/PCs will be buying Windows 8, but not necessarily the Surface. The Surface keyboard was ridiculous BTW, impossible to type on.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • thermonuke@ymail.com thermonuke Jul 18, 2013 7:57 PM Flag

      Nokia has, quarter after quarter, posted sequential inventory reductions. This means the stories about various device stock-outs are usually true. Because Nokia isn't making 50M smart devices in a Q. Yet. They might not yet be able to as far as Lumia goes. So adding Droid does nothing. They can still only manufacture what they can responsibly manufacture as far as Lumia goes, and MSFT pays them Q after Q $250M for the capacity.

      Asha is somewhat more direct competition to droid devices. Let Samsung launch Tizen and let's see what happens to the droid base with all it's robust history and experience and not just simply the only answer to a consumer base not interested in iOS. Then everyone would be blaming Mr. Elop's blunders for investing in droid devices.

    • these are all rhetorical questions I believe.

      the answer is of course that Elop loves having Ballmers #$%$ in his #$%$. was a terrible choice

 
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