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PedroGonzales
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7/8/2015 | 10:11:13 PM
smartphone market, is not Microsoft strength
Microsoft efforts to compete Google and Apple have failed so far in the smartphone market.  I think they may consider partnering with other phone manufactures.  I'm disapointed to see that Nokia is going the way blackberry is.  May be in the developed world they will have a better chance.  I'm sure those individuals will be able to find jobs else, may be working for the competition.  
Technocrati
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7/9/2015 | 2:25:53 PM
Re: smartphone market, is not Microsoft strength

These job cuts and write offs are not surprising - My question is what took so long ?   Even with this slimed down version of purpose, not many outside of poor countries ( aka emerging markets )  and Microsoft Fan Boys will use them.

Technocrati
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7/9/2015 | 2:27:51 PM
Re: smartphone market, is not Microsoft strength
And wasn't this Ballmer's baby ?   Enough said. Enjoy your Team Steve.
Technocrati
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7/9/2015 | 2:32:59 PM
Re: smartphone market, is not Microsoft strength

"...I'm sure those individuals will be able to find jobs else, may be working for the competition. " 

 

 

@PedroGonzales     I agree, those 7,800 should be able to float for awhile if necessary and pick up something else relatively soon.  

I feel sorry for those whose termination email might have gone into spam though....   lol

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
Susan Fourtané
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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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7/10/2015 | 10:10:18 AM
Re: smartphone market, is not Microsoft strength

Hi Susan !      How are you ?   I agree with you of course  - I really think they are just wasting their time, but you know how these Conglomerates operate - they hate to admit they cannot compete in sectors they choose to enter.

Wasn't this push by the egomaniac - Ballmer ?   For so many years Microsoft just bought it's way into things it could not produce with relative success and this type of arrogance lead to the smartphone market as well - it is funny.  

Ballmer probably saw that employees were using iPhones and just couldn't stand it - still can't stand it and this illogical push to make ( purchase) their own was born.  It didn't matter that Apple and Samsung had already cornered the market - they were Microsoft.  Could do anything they want with enough cash to see it through.   He (Ballmer) underestimated how difficult this would be and now Nadella is saddled with this bloated and losing initiative.

"Let's go outside the US and push the product" - well that strategy hasn't worked either because people either love the the phone they already have ( iPhone or Samsung ) or can already find a cheap substitute.  

But I am not telling you anything you don't already know !   ;  )  So now we must wait until Microsoft stops lying to itself. 

Technocrati
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7/10/2015 | 10:18:55 AM
The Ghost of Ballmer Still at Odds with the iPhone

Rumor has it ( and I am very inclined to believe it ) is that one of the first things Ballmer tried to mandate when he purchased the L.A. Clippers ( for 2 Billion ) was to tell the employees they could no longer have iPhones - they were now to use the Windows Phone !    

I assume they were given them free since they have enough in stock.

PedroGonzales
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7/10/2015 | 12:03:35 PM
Re: smartphone market, is not Microsoft strength
@ susan.I had no idea Nokia had other business. That is the nature of the private sector, when thing aren't doing well layoff are eminent.  that is why my friend always tell me.  Have your resume ready and update all the time, you never know what could happen. I heard somewhere that the severance package is pretty good for large companies.  That could be a time to have a nice vacation.
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