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Nokia to shed 7,000 jobs, jettison Symbian

4/27/2011 06:58 PM EDT
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yalanand
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yalanand   5/2/2011 3:43:47 PM
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Just can't imagine why Nokia is so reluctant about joining Android Race ?. Win-Nokia is not bad deal, but instead of closing Symbian they can redeploy the workforce to work on Android.

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docdivakar   4/29/2011 5:32:54 PM
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Nokia is well entrenched in the wireless communication market. They may be losing in the new handset business (still own the largest market share in developing economies) but they (as well as Ericsson) have a significant capture in the mobile infrastructure market. I hope their Windows Phone succeeds! MP Divakar

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jaybus0   4/29/2011 12:27:42 PM
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Makes sense to me. Scandinavian software army? I donít think so. More likely, a single company of soldiers shepherding thousands of refugees. Going with Android will make them more of the same. Going with Windows Phone actually IS the differentiating factor, since the current leaders are clearly iPhone and Android phones. The unknown is whether or not Microsoft can deliver. I do know that many, many SMBs use Exchange. My wife is a RN Case Manager for a small company that does Workerís Comp case management. They switched to the Droid 2 for the sole reason of gaining Exchange support, and in fact, it sort of works. My experience with this is that configuring the Droid 2 for Exchange is a bit cumbersome for you or I, to say the least, and completely bewildering to a bunch of nurses. Microsoft could have a real advantage over iPhone and Android in interfacing with the MS server OSís used by myriad SMBs. There is a market there that could be very profitable for Nokia, albeit they become almost totally reliant on MS to reach it.

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konda   4/29/2011 5:19:42 AM
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User never cares whether Nokia stick to Symbian or Android or Windows Phone7..user experience matters..iPhone made it being No.1 in market by its apps and its rich user experience Nokia should redesign their MMI and apps

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Brad Pierce   4/29/2011 1:25:10 AM
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Nehi Grape soda is well differentiated from Coca-Cola, but that's not translating into market share. And even Nehi Grape would probably beat Symbian in a taste test.

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wilber_xbox   4/28/2011 5:15:17 PM
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Nokia still cannot make up their mind to fully focus on hardware, their core expertise.

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Traces   4/28/2011 1:55:53 PM
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I see a very good parallel in Motorola mobile jettisoning RFIC design, and then being surprised when they had trouble differentiating their product (duh). They went through a long, dark time before they were able to find their way out. Maybe Nokia will be able to find a way out, too, but I doubt.

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agk   4/28/2011 1:43:39 PM
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Nokia has limited resources when compared to Samsung with repect to electronics hardware. So i think Nokia needs to focus much on electronics part of it also. After 2 years if Samsung comes out with better performance with some special devices Nokia will again go into heavy competition.

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rick merritt   4/27/2011 10:37:19 PM
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3,000 people working on Symbian? That's not a mobile operating system team, that's a small Scandinavian software army!

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selinz   4/27/2011 10:10:54 PM
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Well, certainly thes was expected. We'll see if Microsoft is willing to make customizations for Nokia that will set them apart from the rest...

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