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January 09, 2013


Mr Eric Wu

Elop could never go Android and survive. If he selected Android it would prove that everything he did was wrong and not even Elop could survive that. As mentioned MeeGo and Sailfish are close and the work that Jolla did, practically off their own backs in a few months show that Nokia could have released a version of MeeGo with Android app support in less time than they shipped the Lumia 800. Elop killed MeeGo, Elop cannot make that U-turn.

Nokia could go Android, but not with Mr Elop.

The Symbian story is about saving the company. Not reviving the OS but keeping the money coming in. Symbian still outsells the WPs and is more profitable for Nokia (almost no maintenance cost, little advertising and yet reasonable sales). If word gets out that it in maintenance (which it is - the final features were written 2012Q2) then sales drop even more. Nokia is selling off anything and everything of value now just trying to scrape a healthy Quarterly Result, in order to keep up the pretense, hoping that WP traction will kick in. It won't though and Elop knows it. NOWAWPOT.

In all honesty the only thing Nokia is able to do at the moment is collect licensing money from the patents. It should ditch everything else, exit the phone business, lower costs to minimum and license existing IP.



Finally Baron95 show he's trully identity.... MICROSOFT ASTROTURFER!!!!

Congratulation Baron95, you have been able to pretend to be iSheep for as long as you need to badmouthing Google.

If you were personally on Mark Penn team, tell him to go to hell.


"Windows Phone 8 on Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor is "selling like hotcakes in China," Sullivan said."

I just got a strange déjà vu... Haven't I heard these vague China references about WP success before...


""Our architecture is such that it's hardware independent. For the same reason that Windows 8 [tablets] could run on 'Wintel', right now Windows Phone is on Qualcomm. We have a portable OS architecture.""

And that is exactly the reason WP8 only runs on a single chip-set from a single vendor with prescribed screen resolution. Just like Windows8 RT is incompatible to Windows8.

"Microsoft is also gaining success with Nokia's Windows Phones in the U.S., Sullivan said, although Microsoft has not shared any sales numbers."

If the Chinese WP8 success equals the US success of the Lumia, then we can understand why they will not share the sales numbers.


From the same article:
" Still, he said focus group research shows an increase in how often consumers consider buying a Windows Phone, which is helped by a robust marketing campaign that some reports have put at more than $1 billion for the Windows Phone 8."

At $250 a handset, they already spend the equivalent of 4 million WP8 phones on marketing WP8 phones.

MS could have doubled Windows Phone's market share if they would have used their marketing money to simply give away 4 million WP phones in China.


Damn! I hate it when I miss a good (= nonsensical) Baron95 post...


Glad to see that a zombie OS - symbian can generate half the sales of the flagship OS, without a dime spent on it...

Nokia Q4 preliminary results
Total smartphone volumes of 15.9 million units composed of 9.3 million Asha full touch smartphones, 4.4 million Lumia smartphones and 2.2 million Symbian smartphones.


Nokia may be getting into trouble with the ASHA lines browser for decrypting HTTPS traffic.


"9.3 million Asha full touch smartphones"

So, Nokia OS Smartphones outsell both WP7/8 and Symbian combined. A new Smartphone winner! ;-)



Now that's a new method to declare victory: Redefine what a smartphone is. Ingenious... :D

newbie reader

CES, Samsung:

Exynos 8-core CPU, with big.LITTLE A15/A7.

So, SGS4 most probably going to be 1080p + big/little

Also, these Alcatel phones, they've got A7 MTK6589, as far as I understood.

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