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December 09, 2016


Wayne Borean

Yep. Sure makes a difference how you lay things out. I've seen this sort of problem many times, where the visuals can mislead the viewer, despite being accurate.


Great post, very explanatory to the ones learning.

Marcel Pol

Not knowing how thick the book will become, but you could include a short version of this blog post into the chapter. I really enjoy this write-up because it makes you think twice about the stats.


HMD Global announced the first Nokia-branded phones:


The new Nokia 150 runs S30+ -- which apparently is an OS from MediaTek, not a descendent of the Nokia S30 software. S30+ has been the OS for Nokia-branded feature phones for the past 2-3 years already.

Some time earlier, I raised here the question of how much of the former Nokia system software development is taken over into the HMD/Foxconn venture. The answer is clear: nothing remains from it.

Has anybody ever used one of those S30+ devices? How do they compare with previous S30/S40 mobile phones?

John A

The statistics show that the dumphone market shrinking so I suppose its no point to put much resources to the new Nokia low budget devices. I guess HMD Global will keep them alive some years to compete with Samsung that got similar devices. The more important part will be the Nokia android smartphones that will come in a near future.


The dumbphones are important even if they make no profit. A dumbphone user will likely at some point buy a smartphone. That's millions of future smartphone customers right there, and historically Nokia has been very good at migrating their dumbphone users to smartphone users.

Thomas Wright

I have to second: Marcel Pol, that including this blog post in your book, might be an different and interesting way to both tell the story of that particular statistic, and to demonstrate another of your particular skills in the industry. Your love of the business shows in the clearly evident voluminous quantity and quality of time you spend, not only thinking about your industry, but also trying to find more effective ways to pass on to others your valuable insights about it.

[Just realized this may possibly be my first or possibly second post in ~ 4-5 years of carefully and thoroughly following your blog]

Timmy T

Well done. This is how all graphics should be presented.


Nice answers in replace of the question with real point of view and explaining about that.
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