I'm trying to get one for Christmas, and they are sold out (the white one) all over the place in Ottawa. So maybe there's no need for TV adds just yet.
Plus, I really want to buy one cause my 8-year-old asked Santa for it. If he knows about Wii U, that means people know...
On a side note, does anybody know, can I use the Wii U as a media player ? Can I store say avi files on the hard drive and play them on TV ?
My 12 years old wants a smart phone for Christmas. He's been shopping around for two months now, comparing price and screen size, with complete disregard for brand (LG, Motorlola, Samsung, he does not care - no Windows he said when I tried to point him to Lumia, since I own Nokia stock as well). He did not look at iPhones at all, so I figured he does not know much about brands, period.
Then I went on a business trip and bought back a chocolate iPhone. So I said as I entered the house: "I got you an iPhone". You should have seen his face "I can't believe it, an iPhone ?" He was so happy. Of course, it did not last long, but he apreciated the joke.
Yeah right. Samsung is the new cool.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
My gut tells me it's going lower. Though it's usually wrong...
I don't really believe in Nokia that much. But I believe in Microsoft. They have the resources and the will, there's little question in my mind they will end up being the main operating system in mobile. And they will pull Nokia with them on the way there. But for now, I see NOK going lower until they solve their problems.
Good luck to the longs.
Took a 50% haircut on this. Thanks God I did not have all that much invested.
I'll watch from the sidelines for now. If they are turning the ship around, which I'm pretty sure they will, there will be plenty of opportunity to get in later. But for now, there are stormy whaters ahead, and this will go lower. Unless someone buys them out. With my luck lately, this is exactly what's going to happen...
The research says:
"We assume no value for the handset business and no value for the roughly four billion euros [about $5 billion] in net cash, which Nokia (ticker: NOK) could potentially burn through in the next two years. "
Hell of an argument. NSN = 0, Nokia brandname = 0, 5 billion = 0, biggest handset business in the world = 0.
What an idiot.
Does anybody know which site has more cell phone sales volume ? Someone mentioned at one point that in terms of cell phones, amazon sales peanuts compared to amazonwireless.
On amazon, brand at&t, the 900 is back in the first spot, but on amazonwireless it's at 4. The cyan one is in about the same spot with both sites, at 9 and 10.
Anyway, Lumia has moved back up one way or another on both sites.
Not only did the black one move to the first spot at at&t, but the other two models are in the top 10, at #8 and #10.
It has been mooving up for the last few days, yesterday the black one was at #3, now it's back on top. Nice.
A bit weird I find, but what the hell, I'll take it. Maybe the advertizing is finally starting to pay off.
I said "amazon/att"
That means at amazon, best sellers by brand AT&T.
So link would be:
It's #1 and 8, my mistake.
Cyan still shows as "shipping in 5-7 days" at AT&T.
But it's back on stock at Amazon since yesterday, and that moved it up quite a bit in ranking. Both models in top 10 at amazon/att, spots #1 and #6. The black one has held the top spot for almost a month now (on occasion slipping on the second one for a few days, but mostly on the first).
There is still no white one at amazon. Hope that means they can hardly keep up with supply for at&t.
Sure. Why would they get out of WP if they made money ? They don't. Wp has 1% market share right now, it makes sens for some of the players to get out of this small market. If markes share improves, they might re-enter it later. Either way you look at this, it's good for Nokia.
Or maybe LG dislikes the advantages Nokia gets from Microsoft, and would like something similar in order to push WP.
I'm not sure what link you provided.
here is the link for best-sellers "Cell phones with plan":
I'm sorry, that's not true. it's on #6 and #45 (cyan) in the general list, and on spots #2 and #17 at amazon/at&t. They have been going down for a while. I do hope the cyan will be higher up once it gets delivered, right now it's on 1 to 3 weeks backorder status.
Does anyone know why there's no white one at amazon ?
Let's not go there. I was just joking, brits are OK. But then it seems to be the case, maybe regarding all of European countries, that they look at US when it comes to technology fashion, so to speak. In the sens that if the phone is a hit in the US, that in itself might move more L900 in Europe (and UK especially), than any advertising.
First it was unavailable because of the software glitch, AT&T was pulling all units out to send them back to Nokia to fix. That excuse is gone, but now it's unavailable because Nokia, with all their manufacturing power, only delivers 5 phones to retailers like Costco, Amazon and BestBuy...give it a rest, buddy, the phone has been selling like hotcakes in the US for almost 4 weeks.
What they need now is to keep momentum, and to replicate the success in other countries. UK seems like a tough nut to crack, but if the US loves it, so will the brits. They are like sheep in this respect. It's called the "special relationship".
This makes perfect sens. It looks like until now, they were not able to meet demand anyway, so no real need for that much advertising. They ramped up production, the device is mostly available at a lot of retailers (tough the white is not there at amazon, and the cyan is still back-ordered at at&t, but delay has dropped to 5-7 days), now they need to push advertising to keep momentum.
Thanks for sharing.
PC integration, I wonder to what extent Microsoft can still use that to it's (and Nokia's) advantage. I've seen them succesfully winning any software war they started (too many to list: databases, browser, servers, compilers). How much of an upper hand do they still have by owning the PC market, and how can they make use of it ?
I was just about to prove you wrong by pasting the Amazon link, then I checked, and your are right, it moved to #2 from #6. And the cyan made a jump from close to #20 to #10. Impressive. Beleieve you me, I checked right before I posted my previous message, like half an hour ago. Kind of confusing.
Well, I hope that means momentum is still there. Glad I lost this argument :). I rather loose arguments than cash...
It is a good sign. But the cyan is still out of stock.
Also, I do not see the white one at Amazon. And the cyan is still out of stock at amazon, I believe.
It looks like initial sales were good, or anyway, better than expected (whatever Nokia expected, does not matter that much, they made a forecast for next quarter based on these expectations). This is also very clear from the fact they postponed the UK release by two weeks. One would think that since UK was pushed by two weeks, they had at least that much worth of extra sales in the US, probab. more, since they must have pushed production up in face of higher demand.
So they have a good initial response. What about being able to keep momentum ? The black one is dropping at amazon. It's nr 6 on the best seller with service plan list, and got outplaced as number one at amazon/at&t by the Samsung Galaxy.
Still out of stock on AT&T web-site too. And the white one does not show up either. What's taking them so long re-supplying the cyan ? It's been out of stock for over a week. It's good to see demand is there, but they better meet it faster.