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August 21, 2012

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PeterElgin

tomi,

I predict nokia will sell 1 M Lumia units across the world in Q3 from 4.6M in Q2.

plus 2M Symbian units in Q3.

Completely disaster. Nokia is BK in Q3.


What's your prediction ?

Thanks,
Peter

Earendil Star

Tomi, don't get so upset.
You know too well that this is the usual MS tactics.
And they will continue. We all know that.
Yet, thanks for highlighting these situations.
And please continue unveiling their lies. We all need that.
Thanks

Interested to know

I'm glad you're out here to call BS on the Microsoft-sponsored War Against the Truth.

John Waclawsky

The Microsoft game plan is just like Zune and history is repeating itself. Please take the time to read the "entire" reference belwo. There are direct parallels to what is happening today! It's an excellent read:
http://www.roughlydrafted.com/RD/Q4.06/D0BC712B-7DBA-46CA-AA44-19376E64FBA6.html

You have a great blog. Keep up the great work

eduardo

"Liar Liar pants on fire! These Localytics are utterly fake bogus unreliable incompetent or corrupt charlatans!"

Come on Tomi. Don't hold back, tell us what you really feel.

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B95

OMG - tempest in a dew drop. Localytics is a start up company focused on instrumenting apps for analytical reporting. They have a few apps that they/their customers instrumented across platforms and were reporting how those apps are being used.

So they mislabeled one of their graphs - big deal. Their sample is still too small anyway.

Anybody that knows the company, knows what the graphs were all about.

Duke

I don't agree with B95. The earlier post URL reference by John sure fits this emerging pattern by Microsoft. They are desperate for consumer success. When there is a competitive choice the Microsoft products are not preferred. I especially thought the reference within the web page at: http://www.roughlydrafted.com/RD/Q4.06/2E6D9BB2-FE1B-4556-8389-67BD581FBCCC.html was enlightening.

John Waclawsky

Tomi, I posted earlier and I suspect you are busy. But I think, given what you know, it would be really fascinating to see your analysis of the current WP7 and WP8 industry or eco-system "activity" (or hype) compared to how in the past Microsoft approached Zune, which is explained at

http://www.roughlydrafted.com/RD/Q4.06/D0BC712B-7DBA-46CA-AA44-19376E64FBA6.html

There is an emerging "big picture" when you compare WP7/8 activities and how Microsoft consumer products struggle (an understatement) when exposed to real competition. Explained at:

http://www.roughlydrafted.com/RD/Q4.06/2E6D9BB2-FE1B-4556-8389-67BD581FBCCC.html

Wouldn't you agree the whole (unfortunate) Nokia partnership is just a part of this reoccurring pattern. Why didn't anyone on Nokia's board find this obvious history of consumer failure before they decided to bet the company?

foo

New numbers from comScore.

Japan’s Smartphone Surge: 1 in 4 Mobile Consumers Now Owns a Smartphone

Smartphone Audience Grows 43 Percent since the Beginning of 2012

Nearly Two-Thirds of Japan’s Smartphone Population Uses an Android-Operated Device

Microsoft market share drops from 3.7% to 3.2%

http://www.comscore.com/Press_Events/Press_Releases/2012/8/Japan_Smartphone_Surge

vladkr

Tomi, please, don't tell us you're discovering that we're surrounded by misinformation (not only about mobile technology).

Not you ! You know about Stephen Elop's lies, you know about restrained (or bugged) devices to force people buy another product (let's say Lumia for instance), you know about fake reviews on resellers, you know about Ballmer's policies, so I'm surprised you're surprised.

vladkr

Two of the three co-founders of Localistics are from Microsoft so there shouldn't be any surprise.

http://www.localytics.com/about/

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