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03.22.12

Nokia Inevitably Realises Linux is Better Than Windows

Posted in GNU/Linux, Google, Windows at 2:31 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

From Nokia to Clippy

Summary: Nokia is left to discover that people do not want Windows

“Now that more numbers are in, it is even clearer that #lumia = #kin 3. #epicfail,” says one of our readers.

Is anybody surprised? As this new article reveals:

The facts get ever worse about the Microsoft Windows Phone strategy for Nokia and its Lumia line of smartphones. We have just seen the brand new market share numbers from the UK by Kantar Worldpanel. And first, here is the ‘logic’ of the Windows Phone strategy for Nokia. The assumption was, that while Symbian sales saw a gradual erosion of market share (a couple of points of market share per year lost), if new CEO Stephen Elop stepped in while Nokia was still on top, and quickly changed the operating system away from the declining Symbian to another (could have been Nokia’s own Linux based and open source MeeGo or Google’s also Linux based and also open source Android or the proprietary and very closed Microsoft Windows Phone), he could stop the bleeding and stabilize the Nokia smartphone market share.

As a Red Hat employee put it, MeeGo would do better as “the N9 outsold the Lumia series by 3 to 1. Yes! by 3 to 1.”

The comments say that “Nokia needs to kick out its CEO” and “Nokia fails when it associated with Microsoft, but this is a consequence of have a CEO that worked in Microsoft.

“Nokia should have chosen Android instead Windows Phone.”

Of course. But entryism defies logic.

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6 Comments

  1. walterbyrd said,

    March 23, 2012 at 1:47 pm

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    Not to worry, Steve Ballmer has everything under control.

    MICROSOFT: First We’re Going To Destroy Apple’s iPhone In China, Then We’re Going To Clobber Google’s Android
    Bloomberg | Mar. 22, 2012, 1:25 PM

    http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-iphone-android-china-2012-3

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    Speaks like a real gentleman. I wonder why the company he runs is so aggressive and at times corrupt (lawsuits by proxy, bribery, moles, et cetera). Anyway, one commenter pointed out:

    ‘”MICROSOFT: First We’re Going To Destroy Apple’s iPhone In China, Then We’re Going To Clobber Google’s Android” – i didn’t see this as a direct quote so title seems misleading.’

    walterbyrd Reply:

    Maybe not a direct quote, but it does seem to sum up Microsoft’s “plan.”

    Microsoft gives no good reason that they will surpass Apple and Android. They just will.

    Windows Phone will account for 7.5 percent of the China market this year, trailing the 12 percent share of Apple’s IOS and Android’s 70 percent, said Teck-Zhung Wong, a Beijing-based analyst at IDC. By next year, Windows will have risen to second place in China with a 15 percent share, surpassing Apple’s 13 percent while still trailing Android’s 66 percent.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    In the phones market, Microsoft has long used IDC for propaganda/slog. I wrote about it last year.

    IDC’s business model is no secret and IDC is currently smearing Android too (development FUD).

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    One might want to see http://techrights.org/wiki/index.php/IDC

  2. NotZed said,

    March 24, 2012 at 5:14 am

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    The ‘new nokia’ approach just didn’t make any sense: change from highly engineered high quality and almost indestructible handsets manufactured in their own factories to mass produced junk made cheaply using COTS parts in the same factories everyone else is using and aiming for the value market with margins based on planned obsolescence.

    That’s the kind of strategy a newcomer uses to break into the market, not the leader advancing the state of the art and protecting their high-margin premium sales.

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