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Nokia (NOK +3.2%) is bouncing in spite of getting downgraded by Deutsche and SocGen following...

Nokia (NOK +3.2%) is bouncing in spite of getting downgraded by Deutsche and SocGen following yesterday's Lumia launches. Deutsche forecasts Q4 Lumia shipments of just 4M and 2013 shipments of 25M (less than one quarter of iPhone sales). The firm is worried Windows Phone 8's hardware requirements will prevent Nokia from profitably competing in the sub-$200 smartphone market, where Android has mostly wiped out Symbian, and is rapidly eating into Nokia's feature phone base. (earlier )
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  • ericmeister
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    "The firm is worried Windows Phone 8's hardware requirements will prevent Nokia from profitably competing in the sub-$200 smartphone market"

     

    WP8 hardware requirements? They are createing WP7.8 phones for low-end markets, where they can use 800Mhz processor, 256Mb memory. Where do these analysts get their data and why should anyone listen to their forecasts and gradings if they don't know anything about the subject?

     

    http://bit.ly/TZgTFh
    6 Sep 2012, 04:19 PM Reply Like
  • Sanamjay
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    I agree with you. They don't know anything 'bout it.
    7 Sep 2012, 12:39 AM Reply Like
  • techy46
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    Nokia will have pretty crummy Q3 2012 results and if Q4 2012 is only 4m that's still OK. To get 25m Lumias in 2013 they'd have to ship 4, 6, 7 and 8m or there abouts for each quarter. That's all highly dependent on the Windows 8 tablet numbers and the Windows Phone ecosystem build out.

     

    The concern over WP8 hardware requirements is plain old FUD. W8 and WP8 need no more hardware than Apple or Google's OS products. There multiple sources for ARM SoC mobile chips with Intel's pending Atom Silvermont 22nm 3D chip expected in 2013. Mobile device hardware prices are going down with speeds increasing faster than mobile devices can take advantage of the power.

     

    Funny that Asha 300 series is doing gang busters but statement like Android's wiped out Symbian keep popping up.
    6 Sep 2012, 04:55 PM Reply Like
  • css1971
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    Elop killed Symbian, not Android.

     

    Nokia is taking smartphones down to the $50 range with Asha. There's some *serious* margin compression coming for Android producers.
    6 Sep 2012, 05:45 PM Reply Like
  • Sam Liu
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    Funny I just bought a HKD588 Nokia C02 (about $76) yesterday in HK, certainly not a smartphone.
    6 Sep 2012, 06:59 PM Reply Like
  • Leont68
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    Lumia 610 is one of the best selling phones in the lumia range and they are updating that with wp7.8 and a 4 inch screen (glory) also they have the asha line of phones. anyway, We will see who has the last laugh here, Nokia or these so called Analysts .
    6 Sep 2012, 09:35 PM Reply Like
  • 50000
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    They spelt AnalCysts wrong.

     

    In any case be my guest to drive the price down, I need more Nok anyway. Wait until next Wednesday when the itardastic new ipod phone is revealed. It has a screen that's a centimetre longer!! Magical! This changes everything again, for the gay community at least.

     

    Nokia is going to absolutely rape apple and that retarded little green robot.
    7 Sep 2012, 07:35 AM Reply Like
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