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n900lover

Can't be that wp7 is at 1 % and losing share! It has tiles and customer satisfaction and xbox and developers and windows and apps and ms and bing and ecosystems and ... in short - it has everything!

ejvictor

I watched the Harvard smartphone usability study/shoot out between iOS, WP7, Android and BB (people who never used the UX were asked to do simple tasks) and was shocked as how bad the UX is in the majority of OS's for the "simple" core tasks of a mobile device who's primary function is to "communicate". I'm not a Nokia fanboy, I'm a functionality fanboy and I have to say that the functionality of "my choice OS" keeps confusing my peers in the United States.

Nokia may drive me backwards - becoming one of the tablet/dumb phone adopters (something I was doing back in 2008 with my N810 and 9300). Tabco or a MeeGo will become my primary device and voice calls and pictures will be the domain of my N8 (I believe that the N8 has the N82 effect going for it-such a solid phone that people will hold onto it for years bemoaning the fact than no other device has all its features and functions).

The total abandonment of the North American market to WP7 is pure corporate suicide and represents unimaginable poor judegment on managements part!!!

Jax667

Tomi,

Nokia reported 16,7 million sold Symbian units in Q2 2011 and Gartner lists 23,85 million Symbian units in that same quarter. Even Japanese models from NTT DoCoMo added which account usually for 3 million additional sales, this number can not be right. Did Symbian sell in Japan like hotcakes or is that a mistake of Gartner?

It would be very interesting to read your opinion on that matter. Thanks in advance.

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Gartner provides weird numbers for Nokia Smartphone sales (sales through to end users) in Q2.

http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1764714

I could not find a Gartner number that shows how many Smart Phones Nokia sold through in Q2, however there is a quote from a Gartner guy posted below.

Combining this info with other info available, it looks like Nokia in Q2 sold about 21.5 Million Smart Phones to consumers, sold about 16.5 Million Smart Phones into the channel. (Unsold) inventory delivered into the channel fell therefore by about 5 Million handsets.

If this is true, it means that reported Q1 sales are higher than reality (devices sold to end users), reported Q2 sales lower than reality. The steep decline of Nokia Smart Phone sales would be a little less steep, albeit still devastating for Nokia.

Here is the Gartner quote:

“The sales efforts of the channel, combined with Nokia’s greater concentration in retail and distributors’ sales, saw Nokia destock more than 9 million units overall and 5 million smartphones, helping it hold on to its position as the leading smartphone manufacturer by volume,” Gartner analyst Roberta Cozza said. “However, we will not see a repeat of this performance in the third quarter of 2011, as Nokia’s channel is pretty lean.”

http://allthingsd.com/20110811/nokia-remains-top-handset-maker-but-for-how-long/?reflink=ATD_yahoo_ticker

SVE

No N9 for Germany either. Add them to the UK and US list. http://engt.co/npM8zM

Boris

I had a dream two nights ago.

I dreamed that I read news about Nokia Q3 performance. They sold 6 million smartphones less than in Q2, and loss was 1,1 billion EUR.

P. S.
MSFT still hiding WP7 phones sales number. Shocked :-)).

kevin

Tomi,

Gartner reported Bada sell-through of just 2.1m units, which is way below your estimate of 5.4m. Any explanation?

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A facebook community seems to have started on the fire elop motto

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stephen-Elop-GET-OUT-of-Nokia/212104365498135

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