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2/24/2014 12:45 PM EST
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Sheetal.Pandey
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Sheetal.Pandey   2/24/2014 2:26:13 PM
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Quite agree Nokia made it too late to get into smartphone with Android. But looking at Nokia's durability in phones it will definitely give a competition to others. I am for Nokia's phones. They never fail.

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junko.yoshida   2/24/2014 2:33:52 PM
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@Sheetal. given Nokia's history which has consistently shown strength in the feature phone market, I am sure that this will get some traction. 

But this will put Nokia back in a similar rock and a hard place -- where Nokia must stretch thin among three different operating systems: Windows; Andorid; and Serise 40.

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AZskibum   2/24/2014 5:51:29 PM
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Smart move by Nokia, but it would've been a lot smarter 5 years ago.

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the lavender fan   2/24/2014 8:46:23 PM
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I don't understand why Nokia doesn't enter the high-end Android smart phone market. Motorola is gone, and yes Nokia still needs to beat Samsung and other Asia-based phone manufacturers. However, Nokia still has great brand recognition, which is as good as, if not better than, those brands it needs to beat. It has a chance, if it does not make more mistakes.

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Sheetal.Pandey   2/25/2014 12:18:19 AM
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You are right, Junko. Also I feel Nokia intentionally or unintentionally got late in aggressive marketing for smartphones. With having successful and faithful customers database in normal phones, if they had planned well for smartphones, they could have easily given competition to Samsung especially in Asian countries. 

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Sheetal.Pandey   2/25/2014 12:22:53 AM
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Quite agree, the lavendar fan. Samsung has been doing aggressive marketing for smartphones. Its just like how coalgate became so synomynous for toohpaste that people go the the shop and say I want coalgate. They wont say I want toothpaste. I would say Nokia has the durability and brand recognition like Apple and they had strong presence in Asian countries like Samsung but somewhere things went out of their hand and SAmsung just jumped in and took over the market share in smartphone.

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alex_m1   2/25/2014 10:12:59 AM
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I don't see where these phones fit. With the malata i60 at $55 with similar specs to the X and the moto-g at $179 with far better specs , where does it leave nokia ?

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Sanjib.A   2/25/2014 11:22:37 AM
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Interesting move by Nokia...is it experimental? It could prove to be disastrous for Nokia if this is not well thought of. Looks like Nokia is targeting cost sensitive high volume market with these models. It seems to me that it might be late for Nokia to capture Android market where Samsung is already very strong and price competitive. Nokia Lumia Windows phone gained good popularity after a long struggle for Nokia...why to shift focus now? I don't understand. 

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junko.yoshida   2/25/2014 11:37:09 AM
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@alex_m1, exactly. Unless Nokia plans to go Android all the way -- high-end to low-end, adding Android to its portfolio does not make sense at this point.

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chanj0   2/25/2014 11:48:59 AM
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Strategically, Nokia would prefer Microsoft OS in the high end smartphone, IMO.

What more interesting to me is why Nokia will release a low-end phone with Android but not with Microsoft OS? Is Microsoft OS too heavy? On the other hands, if Nokia could launch Android phone a few year back,...

Nonetheless, in the feature phone market, Nokia did really well in terms of price competitiveness. The series of phones might create market disruption.

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