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  • Nokia: A Bad Situation Turning Worse [View article]
    Cris, did you spellcheck or fact check your article before publication? The following items bring down your credibility, aside from the fact that your article contains zero morcel of new information:

    1) Lumina. Is it really Lumina?
    2) "Nokia's late arrival in the smartphone market is one of the reasons it has struggled keeping pace with competitors." Really? They had Symbian smartphones ahead of pretty much every other company including Apple. They may not have been a smash hit like the iPhone but they were not late as you state.
    3) "Nokia has recently been downgraded by the S&P to junk status." Did you forget an important word in this sentence? S&P does not rate companies, it rates the credit worthiness of a company, quite a significant difference.
    Jun 10 08:14 AM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's Turnaround May Be Successful After All [View article]
    remurraymd: are you even a real person? LOL. You are so predictible that I imagine 99% of the people just skip over your posts as soon as they see your name, and you're habitually short sentences. Man....Have a nice weekend!
    Jul 20 07:13 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia: Is This $3 Stock Running On Fumes? [View article]
    This is yet another slab of words that passes for an article with regurgitated info.

    "In addition, Nokia's offerings have simply not looked as attractive as Samsung or Apple products." This is very subjective and a lot of people do not share your opinion.

    "Nokia had high hopes for its new Lumia 900 in the US. Unfortunately, sales were far from outstanding and the company still experienced a huge loss in the first quarter." Do you live in a different time-space continuum than the rest of the world where you already know the sales figures for the 900? Also, in your world, was the 900 launched in Q1?

    "The problem lies with the hard-pressed European telecommunications operators which can no longer afford to spend huge amounts of money on wireless networks." They are hard pressed for cash: does this mean no more subsidies for AAPL over there? Well, say something that we can at least sink our teeth in to make us ponder the future? Do the commenters have to write your article for you?
    May 4 08:35 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple, Nokia, Research In Motion - Which Is A Winning Bet For 2013? [View article]
    Author: after 44 articles you should have learned the following basic, fundamental journalistic rule: never present something as fact when you are using a disputable source that is itself making a generality. You have no sales numbers for Nokia Lumia so how can you state:

    "Lumia 920 sales have indeed been quite low, and very similar to the previous year's Lumia 800?"

    In your article you justify this statement by pointing to a Forbes article who is quoting one analyst who does not either have any real numbers, just a guess.

    So uisng 3rd or 4th party information, you can state categorically that Nokia Lumia is not doing well and RIMM has no chance with BB10 because MSFT & NOK can`t do it with all the money they are spending.

    You then go on to make another statement which is not even substantiated, presenting an opinion as fact: "While the growth rate for NOK is expected to decline over the next year".

    Your not going to win any awards with this article.
    Dec 28 05:50 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Engineer says BP abandoned well-capping plan with no explanation [View news story]
    Yes, BP is evil, stupid and incompetent. Isn't that what this type of coverage is alluding to? I hope BP fights back with the best defense money can buy. As an investor and person interested in this tragic accident, I am sickened by the judicial circus this has turned into in what is supposedly the greatest country in the free world. To see lawyers feeding off BP as if it was a dead body is truly disgusting and a disservice to those who were truly impacted by the spill. Two wrongs don't make a right.
    Oct 1 07:30 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors Are Realizing That Nokia Is Here To Stay [View article]
    remurraymd: if you had read Peter Lynch's books you would know of all his mistakes, ones he bought and ones that he regretted not buying, so not exactly a guru to quote here. Plus you should not put his name next to yours, doesn't seem right since you never have any real advice to give, just your telegraphic same-old.
    Jul 28 08:27 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Steve Elop Speaks To Wall Street Journal About Nokia's Future [View article]
    Thanks for the article Jacob. I believe that if you have never worked in a large corp or government for that matter, it is hard to appreciate the internal forces against a CEO and the Board. The job to change a company of the size of Nokia is ginormous, without exaggeration. When I say forces, I mean literally forces: groups of people with power and influence that will smile and agree with you to your face but then turnaround and try to influence others to rally against you and your efforts. It`s human nature to get entrenched in our comfortable positions and want very little change. Change means effort, work and may threaten your livelihood if you are not recognized as a specialist or as a contributor to the new way forward.

    Nokia's turnaround is far from over. It may be the end of the beginning. But the collective brain at Nokia is sharp and will get sharper as it gets leaner and faster. Elop cannot go too fast or too slow. I am glad I am not in his shoes. It takes a special breed of person to be able to lead a company of that size and be responsible for all workers and shareholders and be able to sleep at night. Mr. Elop seems to be built from a strong stock. He's Canadian and I take comfort in that as I am Canadian as well.
    Jul 24 11:06 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More Misery In Store For Nokia [View article]
    WARNING: Desperate Apple fluff masquerading as article.
    Aug 1 08:10 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia: 3 Different Insiders Have Sold Shares Since November 25 [View article]
    Big deal, only Timo here is of any interest as CFO and he sold 10%. That means he's retaining 90%. The other 2 are nobodies. Insider selling is normal, what's important is who is selling and what %.
    Dec 9 07:31 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Analysts Start Attacking Nokia Again [View article]
    Jacob, Jacob, Jacob: enjoy your articles which are better than most on NOK on SA, but trying to analyze the analysts? Come on! Every green retail investor has lost money following analysts recommendations, and have come to the realization that anything analysts broadcast cannot be trusted. X stock went down today for Y reason according to the dart board. Oppenheimer will upgrade NOK when it has finished buying its latest position, and then downgrade it again when it has sold NOK at a profit. I am asking you with a straight face: do you sincerely believe that there is one iota of useful, truthful information coming from analysts? If you do, you will buy high and sell low.
    Dec 11 04:42 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia: A Highly Speculative $3 Play? [View article]
    The writer, like many others here and elsewhere, completely ignores that the smartphone/ tablet battles are just starting. As far as brand loyalty, I disagree. Annoy me, dis-satisfy me and mistreat me and I will drop you like a hot potato. I am long NOK. After 2 Androids, the first and the second severely laggy and buggy LG & Sony Ericsson, did not keep up with my needs. I've just purchased a Nokia Lumia 800 one week ago. It is quite nice but has some annoyances as well which I hope will be ironed out in future updates. However it does not crash on me and is silky smooth.

    To all those that are long NOK and are looking for a good read. Head on over to llewelyn's post called simply The Nokia Report. It is an interesting none-bone-head read, aside from the usual SA time-space lag.
    May 11 05:11 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Recent Adduplex Data Suggest Nokia Sold Over 2 Million Lumia 520s In July [View article]
    Guivi, I have discovered the Ignore button in regards to A. Whenever I see that name I just skip over it. It's quite refreshing.
    Aug 17 07:47 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Buy Nokia On Valuations [View article]
    Another error:
    "The company is expecting a further increase of 27% in the shipment of Lumia Series in the current quarter."

    This comment refers to Q2. We are currently in Q3 and no such guidance has been made.

    What I want to know is why Andrea is not squealing like a girl pompously threatening to have this article removed from SA.
    Aug 13 06:22 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Would Be Dead Without Microsoft [View article]
    If Nokia had adopted Android, what would they have done with their $8B acquisition in Navteq that is a direct competitor with Google?

    Also, anyone using Android needs to pay MSFT mucho $ to use their patents.

    How many OEMs can you name today, aside from Samsung, that is making money making Android phones?

    I know it`s hard to accept, but people smarter than all of us studied all the angles, the pros and the cons and made the decision on behalf of shareholders.

    If you are not happy with that choice no one is going to begrudge you selling your NOK shares. But for the love of God, please move on past this Android issue, it's just not constructive for anyone because it's not going to happen...
    Feb 13 06:08 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Legend Of The Phoenix: Is Nokia Coming Back? [View article]
    DVL: you`re full of it. Lumias are selling by the millions so take your garbage comments elsewhere.
    Jul 5 03:27 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment