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Old 15-10-2009, 04:16 PM
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The fact of the matter is Nokia is facing stiff competition from both Asian and American manufacturers. Whats more challenging is there is not short term strategy in place to beat competition. Let me explain.

Flag Ships:

Have a look at the flagships from Apple, HTC and Palm. You just can't call N97 a better phone because it does "multitasking"..Hey, thats not a MUST HAVE feature. Its just something that Apple doesn't have so its become important for geeky comparison.

To be in the premium its not enough that you put in more flash memory, The early adopters need innovative software (aka eye candy).

And talking about hardware...Nokia probably can't source it...Thats why their phone with the snapdragon chip will come only in Feb 2010.

Emerging markets:
Here Nokia will only gain from Volume growth, But that means lower margins. Sadly, it wont be long for the Koreans and Taiwanese to penentriate the mindshare that Nokia has built over years.

What are left with Europe:
Execpt for the Nokia "Fan Boys" , Who are just old men, The actual younger generation has moved. They no longer find Nokia the innovative handset manufacturer it was (Last seen with N95)

There are some serious questions. Why Maemo, Does that mean symbian is no longer a "Smartphone OS", Why Maemo when Android is around.

Come'on U want to get capacitive multi touch in 2010 and compete with iPhone OS and Android. U should be kidding!!!!
Okay, I've got a few things to tell you first, after which I'll comment on the article.
Firstly, "early adopters need innovative software (aka eye candy).", after reading that I can honestly say that either you're an idiot or have no idea what innovative means, eye candy means something that looks good, innovation has nothing to do with looks.
Secondly, "Execpt for the Nokia "Fan Boys" , Who are just old men, The actual younger generation has moved.", oh boy, where do I start? I'm not a fan boy, sorry for ruining your fantasy, oh, and I'm also 18, shocking I know. "The actual younger generation has moved", how you've decide that I have no idea, but how 'bout coming over to Romania and walking through two Universities and down the central Boulevard in Bucharest, I will make a wager that the Nokia's outnumber the Apple's by at least 10 to 1, though it'll probably be more.

On to the article, since I'm neither a journalist nor an economist, I won't have the nerve to say Nokia's in trouble, because those numbers look good to me especially because of the fact that they will soon launch a host of new devices, and because they made a profit, right? So, what's the problem?
One last thing, why do people get so angry when someone says something bad about a company? Even if the statement is correct. Come on man, it's just a damn company, not your mother. It's not like they pay you to attack the naysayers with the crusader-like fervor I've seen exhibited.
I'll try to keep it shorter next time.