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Facebook (FB) is partnering with Nokia (NOK) to offer free access to Facebook services (provided...

Facebook (FB) is partnering with Nokia (NOK) to offer free access to Facebook services (provided carriers support it) to buyers of the new $99 Asha 501, which is aimed at emerging markets. The deal helps the 501 better compete against low-end Android competition, and extends Facebook's efforts to grow its emerging markets base by offering free/discounted access. 44M of the 54M monthly users Facebook added in Q1 came from outside of North America or Europe, and many were likely mobile-only. Monetizing these users remains a challenge.
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  • KevinRemde
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    Wow. More good news for NOK shareholders. :)
    10 May 2013, 05:04 PM Reply Like
  • slcUTAH
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    Sure is. I sold my NOK position when the share price hit that brief $4.88 - $4.90 level. Anyways, I never thought that the share price would go down that low like it did. Glad I didn't jump back in while the knife was falling. I was VERY tempted to get back in at $4.50 and then $4.00. I decided to invest in other companies but I was watching NOK like a hawk. I'm back in for another ride. Hopefully this time the share price goes much higher and stays there! Lots of good news lately from Nokia. What I like the best is that the shorts are starting to leave little by little!

     

    To all, have a great weekend.

     

    -Cheers!
    10 May 2013, 06:22 PM Reply Like
  • joeinslw
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    Good for you, but when your long, your long because you believe in the company and their products, and that's it. Jumping in and out is very dangerous, and unless your lucky enough to hit it just right, you could wind up loosing your shirt, LOL and your shorts.
    28 Aug 2013, 04:55 PM Reply Like
  • Dantes_Will
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    Free data. This will be a huge deciding factor for so many potential buyers in China, India, and South America.

     

    People were looking for Nokia's answer to cheap droid clones? This isn't just an answer. This is an Android killer.
    10 May 2013, 05:11 PM Reply Like
  • gwynfryn
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    Could be Dan; budget conscious aspiring smartphone owners, sounds like a massive potential source for FB! Don't know about monetizing them, but it should sell boatloads of Asha 501s (which should be a massive seller anyway; talk about a features/price sweet spot!)...
    11 May 2013, 08:55 AM Reply Like
  • fastjetm
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    ***king great, cause I'm loaded up with all their options! :)
    10 May 2013, 05:14 PM Reply Like
  • La Rue
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    Dynamite to the max baby. Roll on Nokia.
    10 May 2013, 05:16 PM Reply Like
  • alphaRAJU
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    Nokia is the new King Kong.
    10 May 2013, 05:19 PM Reply Like
  • JayXu
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    I love the news.
    10 May 2013, 06:12 PM Reply Like
  • duwiegeneral
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    Nokia is the world boss
    10 May 2013, 09:48 PM Reply Like
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