My Photo

Ordering Information

Tomi on Twitter is @tomiahonen

  • Follow Tomi on Twitter as @tomiahonen
    Follow Tomi's Twitterfloods on all matters mobile, tech and media. Tomi has over 8,000 followers and was rated by Forbes as the most influential writer on mobile related topics

Book Tomi T Ahonen to Speak at Your Event

  • Contact Tomi T Ahonen for Speaking and Consulting Events
    Please write email to tomi (at) tomiahonen (dot) com and indicate "Speaking Event" or "Consulting Work" or "Expert Witness" or whatever type of work you would like to offer. Tomi works regularly on all continents

Tomi on Video including his TED Talk

  • Tomi on Video including his TED Talk
    See Tomi on video from several recent keynote presentations and interviews, including his TED Talk in Hong Kong about Augmented Reality as the 8th Mass Media

Subscribe


Blog powered by Typepad

« Postcards from the Digital Jamboree - Whats Happenin' in Smartphones Bloodbath? | Main | My TEDx Talk about Augmented Reality AR being the 8th Mass Media Channel - Updated with Link to Video »

May 23, 2012

Comments

vladkr

Nokia published its 2011 Sustainability report... it's full of (black) humour:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/28/idUS91200+28-May-2012+HUG20120528

Vinicius

I don't know why people would "upgrade" from Symbian to WP7.5.

Symbian will be supported until 2016. WP7.5 Will be supported until the end of this year.

Webcam

Excellent article.Its really a good article. It gives me lots of pleasure and interest. It’s a most important post. So i want to know some other details about this article.
Webcam

teddy's bird

great article but samsung is selling WP phones in europe, poland at least
that nobody is buying them is another story

SM

Apple sold 35.1 million iphones in Q2 2012 (quarter ending March 2012).China was approx 20% of iphone sales. Assuming iphones sell at the same rate, for windows phones to outsell, they must sell 7 million plus in one quarter to exceed the current sales of iphone. Nokia WPs make up 80-90% of the windows phone sales in China. This would mean Nokia is expecting to sell about 6 Million windows phone in China in the current quarter(from March to June 2012). This is possible but seems unlikely.

Zerstorer

Im really disgusted on how Nokia abandoning such great mobile OS(symbian and maemo/meego.Im agree with Mr. Tomi's point of view about the mismanagement and choosing a close-source and boring OS(WP7)Im a loyal Nokia fan since 3210 era up to my last Nokia Smartphone,N900.

Spawn

@P

> Is Nokia just a tool to market metro for Microsoft?

Yes, Nokia did became a tool highly depending on Microsoft to survive.
But Metro is not the target but only another way both, Microsoft and with it Nokia since they have no other coice any longer, use to push Windows Phone.
For Nokia its essential that this push succeeds soon. For Microsoft Nokia is turning from a door-opener to a dying, expensive problem. Microsoft can and will switch to other partners leaving Nokia alone on its way. Its clear Nokia is not gonna make it and failed to bring anything useful on the table. The partnerships is already done and Nokia gone. We will see if the next partner(s) are more successful with Windows Phone and therefore useful enough for Microsoft to support them.

Spawn

@Mike

> Yes, Elop should not have thrown away Symbian in the manner he did, but they can't go back at this point.

They indeed cant go back but that is so BECAUSE of the way Elop did throw ANYTHING away that was not Windows Phone.

In our industrie that is a big nono. You always keep bridges and never ever burn them if not needed. The survilance of your company may dependt on that. In Nokias case its there dead.

> So, they have one choice, move forward and continue innovating.

That is the wrong choice and target. The target is to sell something and make enough money with that to survive or even generate profit again and grow.

What they need is a product that sells. That is what Nokia needs right now. They dont have it and especially not in Windows Phone as was and still is proven and is the reason for all the problems Nokia has to deal with now.

Nokia is on junk state now. Official. Continuing the way that pulled them into that state will only move them to the next state afterwards: the bankrupt-state.

Spawn

To make it more clear: Microsoft did end the partnership with Nokia already. They do not believe that Nokia can turn around. That is the reason no resources are lost a Apollo upgrade-path for Nokia's Windows Phone strategy named lumia. That lumia cannot be upgraded and that everybody knows it long before Windows Phone 8 is out kills of lumia or at least prevents actively that it and with it Nokia can go anywhere till Windows Phone 8 is out. A disaster for Nokia who lost there smartphone-market. But Microsoft did not lost. The Nokia-strategy just did not work out and so they are changing strategy.

Do not think Microsoft is as stupid as Nokia was to bind the success of its Phone-strategy to only one partner. They are not and that is why I think Windows Phone 8 will reach more market-share then Windows Phone 7 ever did. Its just that it will happen without Nokia.

Spawn

One last word: That, the lumia upgrade disaster, is a prime showcase why WinPhone was the most worst choice they could have gone with. With ALL alternates Nokia could decide by its own, could invest the resources to make the upgrade work. But Nokia has no, zero, nada control over that. Its Microsoft who has and who did just decide over Nokkas smartphone-future and they decided to let it die cause its more cheap for them.

noel

iPhone is most powerful phone since 2010. i know that some of their people who have windows mobile, Nokia or other phones in china, have their iPhone somewhere in their room. :)

モンスター イヤホン

Nike is now the specific judgment of the large company stepping into professional professional skateboarding so that you can create quite a few solutions. I personally has become tense in the first place regarding nike requin skateboard boots and shoes, still I favor where did they??¡ê¡ève obtained taken off regarding this kind of. As opposed to creating low-cost waste expert expert professional skateboarding boots or shoes as well as wanting to botte?timberland your skateboard start industry, Nike has had the particular large study course. nike shox tl3 brilliant blue Currently have his / her specific special format, although a selection of their distinct tennis shoes appear any kind of group related to crayons sooner or later left for the range burners, the majority of them seem pretty beneficial. And also each is well-built. No matter what unique acknowledge Nike Shox Selling obtaining inside skateboard industry, really it is exceptional which they in reality purchased time to help with making professional skateboarding sneakers which in turn are amazing.

LOL/

What a poor marketing guy you are

let's imagine that M$ phone has 0,1% of the market

they sell their lumia 800c that now reach 0,74% of market

so their marjet growth was 700%
does Apple growth was 700% --> NO
So they do best than Apple --> True (choose the correct axe of comparison market growth)
Does any of other Os do the same (certainly not)

So a good marketing guys can claim that they do best than Apple (* see little line in the contract)

If yoy wisely choose your word every journalist will understand that you are outselling concurrent product and you MUST not say anything that correct that

and had one or two hypothetic analysis

We do best than Apple .... and we expect to reach Android level in Q3 2013

Give Journalist a free lunch and some goodies and your marketing job is done

no lies

Michael Kors handbags outlet

I recently came across your article and have been reading along.I want to express my admiration of your writing skill and ability to make readers read from the beginning to the end. I would like to read newer posts and to share my thoughts with you. At same time,you can visit my website:

Palhaco

Is Nokia+Microsoft a good thing for Nokia?

Video Games

Hello there! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist with SEO? I'm trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I'm not seeing very good results. If you know of any please share. Appreciate it!

buying backlinks a good idea

It provides users with various advanced customization features, tweaks and much more. You've already changed the look of the Windows 7 desktop to resemble Windows classic. If you prefer, you can use the color mixer directly below the Windows Aero color intensity slider to create a custom color for your Windows Vista theme. It's tueir loss, if you ask me'she's very entertaining. From my personal experience, I would say that it often performs even better than Windows XP especially in terms of Winddows start time and a few applications. By default, Windows 7 has plenty of beautiful wallpapers that you can even set to change aat regular intervals.

dungeon hunter 4 free download for pc

A consistently increasing number of non-RPG games have also adopted aspects of RPGs to catch up to the growing popularity of such games. So Here Are The Top 3 Games, Starting From The Bottom. Don’t want to have your buddies over after work but still want to play some games or perhaps you want to test your skills against gamers overseas.

game of War Fire age hack gold

I continued the game in interesting arena and crossed 2nd and 3rd level easily. The Great War between the Northern and Southern states of the "United States" possess a peculiar interest for civil war chess set enthusiasts, not only because it was a struggle between two sections of people akin to us, but because of the epic courage with which the weaker party with ill-fed, ill-clad and ill-equipped troops, for four year sustained the contest with an opponent not only possessed of immense numerical superiority, but having the command of the sea, and being able to draw its arms and munitions of war from all manufactures of Europe. The first is by talking and expressing your feelings to a trusted friend, spouse, therapist, or coach.

Comment Tricher Sur Clash Of Clans

In fact, as in the 64-bit processor, A7, and a coprocessor movement M7 great future. The i - Phone 5C was meant originally to be a budget phone, but reviews have said that it is not as cheap as they were expecting. 5 micron pixels for also improved low level light shooting.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Available for Consulting and Speakerships

  • Available for Consulting & Speaking
    Tomi Ahonen is a bestselling author whose twelve books on mobile have already been referenced in over 100 books by his peers. Rated the most influential expert in mobile by Forbes in December 2011, Tomi speaks regularly at conferences doing about 20 public speakerships annually. With over 250 public speaking engagements, Tomi been seen by a cumulative audience of over 100,000 people on all six inhabited continents. The former Nokia executive has run a consulting practise on digital convergence, interactive media, engagement marketing, high tech and next generation mobile. Tomi is currently based out of Helsinki but supports Fortune 500 sized companies across the globe. His reference client list includes Axiata, Bank of America, BBC, BNP Paribas, China Mobile, Emap, Ericsson, Google, Hewlett-Packard, HSBC, IBM, Intel, LG, MTS, Nokia, NTT DoCoMo, Ogilvy, Orange, RIM, Sanomamedia, Telenor, TeliaSonera, Three, Tigo, Vodafone, etc. To see his full bio and his books, visit www.tomiahonen.com Tomi Ahonen lectures at Oxford University's short courses on next generation mobile and digital convergence. Follow him on Twitter as @tomiahonen. Tomi also has a Facebook and Linked In page under his own name. He is available for consulting, speaking engagements and as expert witness, please write to tomi (at) tomiahonen (dot) com

Tomi's eBooks on Mobile Pearls

  • Pearls Vol 1: Mobile Advertising
    Tomi's first eBook is 171 pages with 50 case studies of real cases of mobile advertising and marketing in 19 countries on four continents. See this link for the only place where you can order the eBook for download

Tomi Ahonen Almanac 2009

  • Tomi Ahonen Almanac 2009
    A comprehensive statistical review of the total mobile industry, in 171 pages, has 70 tables and charts, and fits on your smartphone to carry in your pocket every day.

Alan's Third Book: No Straight Lines

Tomi's Fave Twitterati