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Susan Fourtané
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7/10/2015 | 6:56:35 AM
No surprise here
This doesn't come as a surprise. It was well known that this will happen and that finally the smartphone business was going to die. -Susan
Susan Fourtané
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7/10/2015 | 7:06:55 AM
Re: smartphone market, is not Microsoft strength
Pedro, Nokia Networks is doing very well. In fact, they are winning award after award. The handheld business was not the whole Nokia. It was only one of Nokia's four businesses. You shouldn't be disappointed. This fail was expected. Unfortunately, too many employees are paying the consequences of this. -Susan
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7/10/2015 | 7:09:30 AM
Re: smartphone market, is not Microsoft strength
Technorati, let me tell you, Windows phones are a failure. No matter what the will try after this fail. -Susan
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7/12/2015 | 5:16:47 AM
Re: smartphone market, is not Microsoft strength
Pedro, That's the problem I still see. A lot of people think that Nokia only made smartphones. Then they thought that the whole company was sold to Microsoft. Nokia had four businesses, from which one was the Devices & Services division. That's the only division that was sold to Microsoft. After that, Nokia focused on its other three divisions: Nokia Networks, Nokia Technologies, and HERE (Mapping and location services). The company is known now as Nokia Networks. Last month, Nokia Networks won two awards. Nokia Networks is also buying Alcatel-Lucent. So, as you see, whatever problem with the smartphone business Microsoft has it's only a Microsoft problem. Nokia has nothing to do with that. The only problem is that the ex-Nokia exmployees who were transfered to Microsoft are now all losing their jobs. Buut that is also a Microsoft problem. -Susan
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7/12/2015 | 5:29:20 AM
Re: smartphone market, is not Microsoft strength
Hi, Technorati. :) I am good, thanks. It doesn't help much now to go back and check the history of the problem. Neither Balmer nor Elop are in Microsoft anymore. What Nadella has to do now is to take what he has and make the best decisions from the options available. -Susan
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7/13/2015 | 3:46:04 AM
Re: smartphone market, is not Microsoft strength
Technorati, It's really hard to tell what happens in board meetings. Every business has its secrets. In any case, this fail with the smartphone business was very much expected, as I wrote last year after talking with an analyst on the topic. -Susan
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7/13/2015 | 3:27:58 PM
Transformation needed

Acquisitions unfortunately always look better on paper than they are in reality, they are painful cumbersome and often times budget hogs in reality, especially for tech acquisitions. The cell phone market overall in a state of flux that is frustrating customers--if you have tried to buy a phone lately you know exactly what I am talking about. Hopefully they will figure out something that will work to transform the market for all of us( axe the leases please) and save the remaining employees jobs.



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