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Susan Fourtané
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6/1/2016 | 4:19:02 AM
Re: Nokia: Microsoft Calls it Quits ? Nokia is not Microsoft.
Impactnow, they are not doing any marketing and as I said, they don't want to enter the market in the traditional way. They are not currently selling or shipping to the US. They might do it in the future, though. I found this: https://fairphone.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/202654358-Do-you-sell-and-ship-the-Fairphone-2-outside-of-Europe-
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5/31/2016 | 10:28:34 PM
Re: Nokia: Microsoft Calls it Quits ? Nokia is not Microsoft.
Susan I haven't seen any of their phones in the US our phone market is just crazy all the vendors are playing pricing games and compatibility games with the phones. The consumers are paying dearly for their phones and plans we really need a market entrant that will shake up the market and make the phones better and more affordable.
Susan Fourtané
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5/31/2016 | 1:28:06 PM
Re: Nokia: Microsoft Calls it Quits ? Nokia is not Microsoft.
Impactnow, oh, you did? :) Yes, they have a good recycling program, and also the phones can easily be fixed. They haven't joined the market. You can't find them in the electronics shops. You have. to order the phone through the Website. I haven't checked, but I suppose they ship to the US as well, not just Europe. The company is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Time ago they said they are not interested in competing with Apple, Samsung, etc. So, expansion in that sense won't happen since orders are only online, and I believe they are only by pre-order. They are interested in manufacturing an ethical phone, that can last, easy to repair, and recyclable. I haven't seen many, or I haven't paid attention. I don't really look at the phones people are carrying. :) -Susan
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5/31/2016 | 12:01:59 PM
Re: Nokia: Microsoft Calls it Quits ? Nokia is not Microsoft.
Susan I just looked at their website I love the idea especially of recycling the phones my closet is filled with electronic waste! I hope that they are successful and are able to expand to the US. Have you seen them in use in your area of the world?
Susan Fourtané
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5/31/2016 | 2:59:35 AM
Re: Nokia: Microsoft Calls it Quits ? Nokia is not Microsoft.
impactnow, yes, most likely that's what will happen.

There were a few new smartphones debuting a few years ago that were promising. From all those, from the only one I have heard lately is Jolla.

There was the Fairphone as well, that used all conflict-free components. The founders of the startup went to Congo to make sure of this. It was quite interesting. They were not sure, though, if they would continue manufacturing phones after the first batch. It was some sort of experimenting since the main point of the company was to fight conflict minerals trade. Have you heard anything? 

-Susan
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5/31/2016 | 12:32:25 AM
Re: Nokia: Microsoft Calls it Quits ? Nokia is not Microsoft.
Susan, yes there still are a few smaller players but as the price of smartphones to continue to rise these players will most likely go away or consolidate. The reality for phones will become like the reality for PCs a few players with few new entrants.
Susan Fourtané
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5/29/2016 | 3:55:32 AM
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Technorati, and don't forget Elop's mess. -Susan
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5/29/2016 | 3:54:13 AM
Re: Nokia: Microsoft Calls it Quits ? Nokia is not Microsoft.
impactnow, yes, true. Smaller phone manufacturers might still exist. However, they shouldn't expect to have sales like Apple, or Samsung, which are the only real ones dominating the smartphone market. Windows phones never were on the map. The irony is as follows: Microsoft adventure in the smartphone business was short and is dead, just as it was predicted by analysts, and others, including myself. Nokia's original devices and services division disappeared, ceased to exist when Microsoft bought it (they can thank Elop for all the mess). One of Nokia's remaining divsions, Nokia Technologies, brings back Nokia branded smartphones and tablets to the market. Yet, once again: Nokia and Microsoft are two different companies and not in partnerships any longer. -Susan
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5/28/2016 | 11:12:22 PM
Re: Nokia: Microsoft Calls it Quits ? Nokia is not Microsoft.
Very true but the reality remains the phone market is consolidating, with the current price points of cellular phones the market cannot bear so many brands . It is much like we saw with the PC and laptop markets in the 90s . They will ultimately only be a few manufacturers of mobile phones and the rest will cease to exist .
Susan Fourtané
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5/28/2016 | 5:11:30 AM
Re: Nokia: Microsoft Calls it Quits ? Nokia is not Microsoft.
I don't know how many times I have said that the current Nokia --with its remaining divisions after Elop sold Nokia's devices & services to Microsoft-- has nothing to do with Microsoft. This means that linking the Nokia name to Microsoft's job cuts is inacurate. Those who will lose their jobs are Microsoft employees, not Nokia's. -Susan
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