Another "Blah" quarter. Only 500,000 phones sold in North America?? How long before Nokia abandons the North American market YET AGAIN?? Selling/re-leasing their headquarters makes it easier for Nokia to exit this market, and with current sales levels it just might be the prudent business decision.
This line from the article is particularly worrisome. Are we STILL facing supply constraint issues?
"...we now know why Nokia models keep selling out within an hour or two in the US market across a wide range of retailers. It’s because the shipments are tiny, not because the demand is hot."
Ouch!! Despite all the pumping, despite all the "statcounter says..." and "trending on Google" nonsense by our resident Nokia apologists the consumers are speaking loud and clear, at least in North America. We don't need no stinkin' third ecosystem. The consumer is perfectly happy with Android and iOS.
Nokia can exist even without the NAM market. But $5 is not looking too likely anytime soon.
The computer illiterate consumer is happy with iOS and Android and it is to late to send them back to school. They still haven't figured out how their current phones work, so what could the jelly fish brains do with a WP. I would not expect this kind of consumer to switch. You think this guy (Forbes?) got the smarts to use WP? lol
The irony being that the Forbes moron whom wrote the article did so on a device running a Microsoft product. This fact cannot even be argued without looking stupid. The truth is that this has been said about MSFT since the 1980s. I still have the copy of OSX mag from the 80s with the title, "Windows is dead". Now I question your mental capacity for repeating what looks to be a fools errand.
Forbes should go crawl under a rock and blow there brains and pray for forgivness before they do it. God does punish stupidity - especially Forbes writers.
Supply chain issues and American consumer speaking loud and clear - well uhhhh which is it? How can a consumer buy something thats not in the store? Give me some proof and state the facts to support your argument Forbes. Yeah the world knows that Nokia has a problem - but what is it? Everyones opinion is cheap and without facts to support the case than it is nothing more than paper fodder for the masses. Actually get off your a@s@ and see if it is a supply constraint issue, push Nokia, ask the questions. Are these phones piling up in some secret warehouse somewhere. Or are Nokia factories running idle ....... Or space aliens in bred with the Forbers writers and they are propogating there stupid brand of journalism across the universe. I dunno but I do know more than FN Forbes writer.
I thought it was a very disappointing quarter. Nokia just doesn't know how to make money. I thought the 6 cent loss would drop the stock 50 cents, but fortunately it held. This company has weak financial controls and weaker financial management. Earning a profit needs to be their top priority, if that means exiting North America, fine. Whatever they have to do to to create an EPS without a minus sign in front of it, I'm in favor of.
I disagree - Nokia needs to sell high volumes of phones and achieve the economy of scales that go with it. If not Nokia and WP8 die on the vine. Volume is more important than profit. I do agree that if Nokia is not serious about the NorthAmerican Market than get out. Right now they are hurting themselves globally by touting to the world all of these new phone releases on the major American carriers than selling 100,000 phones.
Why don't you anti- nok guys find another blog site to play basher on. Something, supporting IOS or one of the many Android operating sys? So, someone at Forbes thinks Win phone is doomed...bla, bla bla...we heard it all before. Everyone is trying to call the race in the first half of the race. Let's wait and see who wins this horse race.
Why not start a mass campaign to e-mail Forbes and tell them what a bunch of lousy writers they are - yeah thats the ticket. Get all of the Nokia owners who love there phones to e-mail them. Oooops I forget that was 100,000 last quarter. Well anyway I will e-mail them - ha ha ha .