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July 12, 2012



@CN "Please read Baron's message again. Trendsetting, that's what we talk about."

I have to disagree. Americans are good at branding, bling bling marketing but not in trendsetting.


@Baron95, the trend mostly visible in US is that carrier manage to extract very high income per user, but given economic crisis I doubt this trend is generally transferable worldwide. Generally Apple, Google and MS have all quite poor answer for mass, price conscious customer but the trend is actually towards this type, not other way around (see what happens in south EU counties, how pre-paid market is increasing).


High rates, and then high profits in telecom in North America is only due to the lack of competition there, as foreign companies can't get an FCC/CRTC license and are limited in the ownership of a US based telecom company.

So wealth of AT&T, Verizon, etc. is artificially maintained by such restrictions, despite WTO agreements... because FCC/CRTC will decide who is allowed to have a license in North America, and who is not, without having to justify their choice to anyone. Are those two commissions neutral? Certainly not.

Anyway, I'm amazed you still try to find arguments to excuse the most massive managerial failure in the industry; even if an ape or a potted plant was at the head of Nokia, the latter wouldn't have burnt such a stratospheric amount of cash and workforce.

Face it : Elop's strategy is a fail, period!



Care to point any leading global consumer brand that is not at least competitive in the Bulgaria market?

Lets face it, US is long past it's high point, most of the world already moved ahead. They just didn't notice that, because they barely register there is world out there.

But try to bring managers from US with OS made in US to successful company and behemoth of it's industry in that outer world, and it will totally break it into atoms in record time.

It's just that what may work in US as great innovation, simply isn't enough for rest of the world, where they already use it for several years.

It would be better if you accepted this as fact of life and moved forward.

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