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Launching major apps helps, too

Nokia doesn't have any tricks up its sleeve when it comes to attempts at grabbing market share in the mobile sector -- just a great portfolio.

According to Nokia EVP of Sales and Marketing Chris Weber, Nokia is taking all the necessary steps to build a firm foundation instead of using a "silver bullet" product to launch the company into good mobile standings.

"I don't think there's a silver bullet," said Weber. "It's the portfolio, it's great marketing to make sure people are aware of the capabilities, and it's making sure that the apps are there. The apps that we have, we have to make sure that they're as good as -- and in many cases better than -- what you get on the competitive platform. So you know, improving things like Facebook, bringing the next release of Skype, WhatsApp, et cetera."

Weber said that the addition of these major apps is just one aspect that will secure Windows Phone's future. Nokia's wide variety of products in its device portfolio is another big win for the company because it ranges from budget phones to high-end devices. This ensures that there's a product -- whether it be smartphone or tablet -- that can fit anyone's needs and price points. 

For instance, Nokia introduced both the budget Lumia 1320 and high-end Lumia 1520 smartphones earlier this week. The massive 1520 sits at 6 inches in display size and packs a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor that runs at 2.2GHz and is coupled with 2GB of RAM. The low-end 1320 features a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The 1520 will run you an unsubsidized price of $750 while the 1320 is only $339 (unsubsidized). 

On the tablet side of things, Nokia announced the 10.1-inch Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet. It features a Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor running at 2.2 GHz and will ship in Q4 starting at $499 before taxes and subsidies.

Source: Engadget

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RE: Success in the eye of the beholder?
By testbug00 on 10/24/2013 1:40:55 PM , Rating: 2
Great, where do you live? A lot of WP success has been in Mexico, South America, Europe, India, Vietnam and I think (not 100% sure) China.

I live in the Bay Area, I have seen a total of 6 WP in the last 3 months (outside of stores) 2 of which I own (920, 1020)

RE: Success in the eye of the beholder?
By Da W on 10/24/2013 2:39:04 PM , Rating: 2
I've been the only one with a Windows phone in eartern Canada, but i don't care i still loved it and i regret my passage to android.

RE: Success in the eye of the beholder?
By GulWestfale on 10/24/2013 5:07:07 PM , Rating: 1
my uncle in germany has one... his three kids have sony xperias.
someone else here recently said that HTC by itself outsold all windows handsets combined so far this year, and i think he might be right. without microsoft's money to artificially prop up this OS that few people want (and prop up nokia at the same time), WP would have died years ago.

but it makes sense that it is more accepted in developing markets; after all, nokia's low-end hardware means they can price their phones more aggressively in africa/south america.

RE: Success in the eye of the beholder?
By Reclaimer77 on 10/24/2013 5:09:45 PM , Rating: 2
someone else here recently said that HTC by itself outsold all windows handsets combined so far this year, and i think he might be right.

That was me, and of course I was right :)

Some Windows Phone chump tried to contest it, but the numbers are very easy to look up and they paint a different picture.

By nikon133 on 10/24/2013 8:41:42 PM , Rating: 2
Considering their late switch to modern OS (for both MS and Nokia), Lumia isn't doing too bad. Couple of interesting results here, some good, some not so.

But they still maintain positive trend, and new releases should not hurt.

HTC seems to continue spiralling down, but I could not find any hard numbers for shipped units. If you have any, please share.

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