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2/18/2012 01:01 AM EST
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yalanand
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yalanand   3/5/2012 10:17:12 AM
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@hm exactly, I had similar doubts too. Can we compared app business with smartphone business ?

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Sanjib.A   2/21/2012 3:30:45 AM
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Good point! Do you think Nokia is slowly giving up its hardware business?

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Bert22306   2/20/2012 6:32:13 AM
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It certainly wouldn't be the first time that a hardware company reinvents itself as a services company (I consider writing apps as being a form of services). And this happens for the same reasons as ever. Building the hardware, sooner rather than later, becomes extremely price competitive, with razor thin profit margins. Look at IBM.

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Sanjib.A   2/19/2012 2:02:29 PM
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It is great to see that Nokia's Boston division is creating jobs. But I am trying to understand how much this new app would help Nokia to get an edge over Apple, Samsung. I would be interested to know two things: 1. How was the response on the Beta version that was released in last autumn? 2.The apps market is bound to grow at a very fast pace. Currently what is Nokia's share in the apps market (~$3-4billion?) and how much growth can it achieve with this new app? Any numbers prediction yet?

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_hm   2/19/2012 12:38:49 AM
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Can this app generate so much of revenue? Even if becomes very popular, revenue will be very limited.

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selinz   2/18/2012 9:13:23 PM
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That approach doesn't seem particularly "sneaky." It would be sneakier to write code transformers to facilitate all of the android and iphone apps to go to Windows.

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goafrit   2/18/2012 5:55:50 PM
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Interesting to see how a "$8.1 billion 2007 acquisition, Navteq, " will change the fortune of this company. The best Nokia can do is to start making phones for Android. That way it comes a cost issue and everyone goes down. Nokia can play on cost.

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elctrnx_lyf   2/18/2012 6:20:20 AM
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I think there is no boundaries for the applications just like ones own imagination. I think this is a right strategy for Nokia to invest money into development but at the same time they have to compete with applications like whatsapp mobile messenger.

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