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The death of Nokia

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They had to do something. Market is flooded with android phones and their OS was done.

 

Nokia is still popular overseas.

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Yahoo! has a list of anticipated phones:

 

2. Nokia 808 PureView

Nokia has a handsome new line of top-notch Windows phones, but the company loves to pull out all the stops when it comes to cameras. The Nokia 808 PureView isn't up to the Lumia line's standards in nearly every regard, but it does boast an absolutely absurd 41MP camera. The phone includes support for up to 48GB of expandable memory for all of those pixels, but since it runs on Nokia's own operating system rather than Windows Phone or Android we can't imagine it seeing any kind of mainstream adoption. Nokia's 808 PureView may be little more than marketing stunt, especially considering that HTC's Titan II Windows phone combines mega-megapixelage with an actually otherwise respectable phone, but it's still an interesting feat from a company looking to revitalize its brand with some seriously stunning smartphone optics.

 

4. Nokia Lumia 610

Windows smartphones are arguably just as capable as the Android and iOS devices on the market, but they've remained a tough sell due to Windows Phone 7's late entry into the mobile fray. With the Lumia 610 — a new entry-level Windows handset — Nokia hopes to lure customers in with a list of features and a bare-bones price point.

Being touted as the "most affordable" Lumia smartphone, the 610 is equipped with all the social networking and media functionality you'd expect from a Windows Phone device, including Twitter, Facebook, as well as integrated GPS and music apps. The phone is being marketed to a somewhat younger audience, and its rounded chassis will be available in multiple colors to broaden its appeal. If your interest is piqued by Nokia's Lumia line but the high-end Lumia 900 looks like overkill, the 610 might just be the phone for you.

 

Edited by adam22

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Old news.

 

Nokia partnered up last year with MS to release the mobile W7 OS as there preferred platform. As Adam pointed out Android and Apple dominate the market, Nokia had to do something, a partnership with RIM was never going to happen so MS was the only way foreward.

 

Nokia are still big in the world of 'Normal phones' maybe that's where they should focus, I can only see the windows move as a sign of desperation, and a poor one at that!

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Two desperate companies grasping at straws. Like every attempt at a phone beofre MS will fail miserably. Shame that Nokia will drown when the ship goes down.

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Windows 8 is focused on working with touch screen interfaces. It should be more successful than WM7 was.

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From what I've seen in the Beta version of W8, MS have another ME on their hands!!, Yes the interface is designed for tablets and phones..but Android and apple absolutely dominate this market. Can't see anywhere that MS can make an impact.

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Two desperate companies grasping at straws. Like every attempt at a phone beofre MS will fail miserably. Shame that Nokia will drown when the ship goes down.

 

this statement is naive and based solely in your bias against microsoft products. nokia is the world's largest mobile phone company and has been for a long time, they're not just going to "drown".

 

http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS23297412

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Actually this is working out perfectly for Microsoft as Agent Elop is performing spectacularly above spectation. His mission, which he accepted, was to lower Nokia's market value so that M$ could then swoop in and buy them out on the cheap and instantly have a ready made playform to launch their own Windows Mobile resurgence. Well done Mr. Elop, well done indeed.

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i think what is important here, you can't do nearly anything on a windows phone, people know this.

 

lets face it, their platform is proprietary office applications, and gaming.

 

now this is their desktop it was framed from, they simply don't have a mobile chance in the market.

 

hp threw in the towel rite away, yet microsoft persists like a bunch of idiots, almost as if they can't see the many that dislike their product!

 

they can install it on any device, it won't make it better, install it in a ferrari , that vehicle wouldn't be anymore special, it certainly would' make an impact either, the same with a nokia phone....

 

the worse decision is to become anti competitive like, let me see, hmm, microsoft.

 

 

nokia, well, i don't even remember them, nor do my friends and family, the reason behind that?

 

this is just a story of two failing companies desperate, making rash decisions that will ultimately cause financial ruin.

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you have absolutely veered off topic if you think this is the subject.

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Actually this is working out perfectly for Microsoft as Agent Elop is performing spectacularly above spectation. His mission, which he accepted, was to lower Nokia's market value so that M$ could then swoop in and buy them out on the cheap and instantly have a ready made playform to launch their own Windows Mobile resurgence. Well done Mr. Elop, well done indeed.

 

Back to the task at hand gentlemen...

The scenario described by Intra here, sounds like M$ is doing exactly what they intended.

 

 

 

 

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Over the years Microsoft has failed more then any other company at such ventures.

 

They will fail at this one also. They will try no doubt, and they have a lot invested in making it work. But it won't be the first large investment to flop.

 

That said Microsoft as a company will continue on. The sheeple will ensure that happens for a decade or more into the future. ;)

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their is a little gossip going around about nokia's spy software, similar to skypes purchase by microsoft, they wan't nokia's software.

 

gov contracts are where the money is.

 

NSN's provision of intercept capability to Iran

 

In 2008, Nokia Siemens Networks, a joint venture between Nokia and Siemens AG, reportedly provided Iran's monopoly telecom company with technology that allowed it to intercept the Internet communications of its citizens to an unprecedented degree.[165] The technology reportedly allowed it to use deep packet inspection to read and even change the content of everything from "e-mails and Internet phone calls to images and messages on social-networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter". The technology "enables authorities to not only block communication but to monitor it to gather information about individuals, as well as alter it for disinformation purposes," expert insiders told The Wall Street Journal. During the post-election protests in Iran in June 2009, Iran's Internet access was reported to have slowed to less than a tenth of its normal speeds, and experts suspected this was due to the use of the interception technology

Edited by duanester

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Didn't take very long did it?

 

Last month, Nokia said it would cut 10,000 jobs, and that its handset business would post a larger-than-expected quarterly loss. All three major credit rating agencies have downgraded Nokia to "junk" status.

http://www.gadgetbox.msnbc.msn.com/technology/gadgetbox/nokia-cuts-price-flagship-lumia-900-49-99-885147

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Today on the radio they announced giving these phones away with free movie tickets.

 

The service providers are stuck with pure crap and are trying desparately to rid of them.

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And this may be the mail in the coffin..

 

http://thenextweb.com/mobile/2012/09/06/busted-nokia-admits-lumia-920-camera-demo-shot-using-wait-it-different-camera/

 

This isn’t something that will leave a good taste in your mouth: a promotional video, purportedly showing off the image stabilization prowess of the Lumia 920, used a different camera, in at least one scene, deceiving viewers about the capability of the new handset.

 

Now, videos of smartphones quite often use simulated images on the screens of devices. Those are marked with a subtext, however, of ‘on-screen images simulated,’ or something similar. In this case, the video not only fails to inform that the phone shown in the previous clips as taking video isn’t the device used in the following contiguous shot, but also directly implies that the unit is the same by showing large, on-screen text that purports to highlight the stabilization power of the Lumia 920.

 

How did they get caught? A reflection in a window or mirror shows a vehicle with a camera person shooting the footage meant to be from the Lumia 920. If you are going to lie, it’s probably best to not get caught by showing the world how you executed the ruse. The Verge caught the error, and forced Nokia into admitting that the footage in question wasn’t taken using its new phone.

 

Watch the clip, and decide for yourself if it is directly implied that the Lumia 920 is shooting the stabilized video. The error that brought the house of cards down can be found at the 27 second mark.

 

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