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Is Nokia bracing for failure already?

Nokia is betting big on Windows Phone 8 to turn it smartphone fortunes around and many believe a failure with Windows Phone 8 could spell the end for Nokia. However, Nokia's senior vice president of smart devices, Jo Harlow, says that the new smartphones such as the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 aren't the only chance Nokia has to prove it can compete with smartphone rivals. 
 
Harlow said, "This is a step in the journey. This characterization that it is the last step is not reality. These are two devices; they’re not all the devices that we’ll base on Windows Phone 8. This is our strategy and it’s a journey; there’s not one moment in time that defines everything."
 

Nokia Lumia 920
 
The two new devices from Nokia are some of the first Windows Phone 8 devices to be unveiled. Along with the new operating system, the phones also have improved cameras and wireless charging. While many were excited by the new devices, the unveiling of the phones saw Nokia's stock price fall by as much as 15% after analysts said the new devices lacked "wow factor."
 
An analyst from CCS Insight said, "It’s hard to see Lumia 920 beating the rival Samsung Galaxy SIII or expected iPhone 5 – success depends on keen prices, clear differentiation and defections from existing platforms iOS and Android."

Source: Telegraph



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It's sad
By Varun on 9/10/2012 11:54:23 AM , Rating: 2
It's sad that a company even has to say this. Obviously they have more phones in the pipe, and there have been several reports of different phones for Verizon especially. Obviously the 920 would not work on Verizon anyway, but Verizon has stated they will have several WP8 phones in Q4.

Nokia has made some quality devices. With WP7, they were handicapped by a very short design window (most phones take 2 years or so to come to market - they did the Lumia 800 in 6-8 months) and by WP7's hardware limitations. With a full development cycle available, and WP8 being able to run on basically anything they want it to, they should at least be able to be on even footing and use their design to get over the top.

The 920 looks stunning though. If the camera is as good as it looks (faked videos not withstanding) then it will entice a lot of people.




RE: It's sad
By Pirks on 9/10/2012 4:06:00 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
If the camera is as good as it looks
http://www.theverge.com/2012/9/7/3299784/nokia-lum...


RE: It's sad
RE: It's sad
By Pirks on 9/10/2012 6:52:33 PM , Rating: 1
Not all, the verge stuff in my link is NOT fake


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