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November 02, 2012



comScore reports September 2012 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share

The report includes: Top Mobile OEMs (Nokia is out) and Top Smartphone Platforms (Symbian and Microsoft are down).

Earendil Star

So, Tomi, LG and Sony are up and profitable again... with Android

Meanwhile Nokia, with WP, is still bleeding heavily.

MS is taking notice and is preparing to build its own device, if necessary:

And now Ballmer considers HTC as its favorite phone.

Not good, Nokia. Not good. NoNokia. Not good.

Too bad contingency plans were abandoned. Too bad.

Congrats, THT Elop. Congrats. Job well done. Possibly a bit overdone. But well done, overall.


Sad Nokia. Epic fail.
Only chance, reboot harmattan.


@E.Star & Tomi

Any news about class action in US ?

Any news from Tomi open letter to Finish Nokia share holder?

For me, thinking of Elop still free, not even in a court ... is amazing, more then his capabilities to stay out of jail ... there is a huge problem in the democratic system in Finland



Ps: only hope for nokia to survive, it is to jump on android train as soon as possible, but this is impossible until Capital, Dodge & Morgan, whom control Nokia, the three American sisters funds will not decide to abandon Microsoft, so impossible!

Pps: who cares of US election ... American democracy is a joke, many EU countries has far better system, but clearly not Finland

Ppps: Nokia has a brand only for dummy phones ... in smartphone they are out of top 5, maybe #7 ... with ridiculous low market share that is shrinking ... so it has no more value for Microsoft now, but having the control, for them is better to destroy Nokia then let it free to become a competitor allowing them to jump on Android and rebuild MeeGo


I would like to know what Tomi thinks of Nokia's latest lineup 810, 822, and 920.

I think 920 looks real attractive (anyway from what I saw on youtube reviews) but the system (Ms Windows Phone 8) is a real problem. First of all it demands a data-fat contract with an operator to put it to its full use (think applephone). The limitations in data-trasfer possibilities are really a downer looking from a Symbian perspective (think applephone again)
The only viable option for an old Symbian nerd is to go to Android. These two systems are quite familiar with each other (think pull-down menu, real desktop experience with customizable widgets and unrestricted BT-transfer and PC-connectivity)

So I wont be getting it, I wonder who will?


"Faced with plunging demand for TVs and a record yen that hammers the repatriated value of overseas sales, Sony Corp. (6758), Panasonic Corp. (6752) and Sharp plunged to record losses last year. After failing to come up with hit products to challenge Samsung and Apple Inc. (AAPL), the Japanese consumer-electronics companies have resorted to shuttering factories, firing workers and cutting costs to revive."

iPads & other tablets are disrupting the TV market. Purchases of 2nd or 3rd TV's are being replaced with media-consumption tablets. Instead of buying newer larger TV, people buy new but smaller iPad.

Notable that none of these companies have presence in mobile.


What about MS been sue because the tiles ip, it looks that they violate it on purpouse. What do you think?


MS violating a patent is a non-sequitur. Every human being violates some USA patent every single day in their life.

However, the room on the market for WinPhones is minimal, currently less than 10%. In Q3 2012 Android 75%, iOS 15%, the rest 10%.

Android : 75% market share. The future is open !


WP8 has both free compressing proxy for web browser and (from what they advertise) an automatic watch dog that adapts the compression to remaining data on a plan (requires carries cooperation).
So in this department it should be at least better than the IPhone (which usually comes with a fat data plan to hide its real cost anyway).


@Duke and DS
Most humans seem to prefer prepaid phone plans. Prepaid data plans are popular too. Especially popular in developing (and BRIC) countries.

That might become a huge problem for iPhone and WP. If not a deal-breaker for WP in their competition against Android.

Kirill Zelenski

hi Tomi.
how is your e-mail? recovered? cant reach you with some mails. :) can you check? want to buy new book and also some other questions... )


Tomi T Ahonen

Hi Kirill

Sorry, yes. This time its my web host on Manhattan, they are repairing damage (they're on 14th street) related to Sandy and hoping they'd be up soon. I think you have my Yahoo email, could you try that? And let me know which ebook, I'll send you the link etc. Cheers!

Tomi :-)


Top 1,2,3,4,5 in China were android.
Nokia & windows phone were out of TOP 5 in China.

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Sad nokia. Epic failure.
Only the opportunity, restart the guards.

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