Stephen Elop has until early to mid 2013 for Nokia's (NOK) fortunes to reverse, otherwise his...

Stephen Elop has until early to mid 2013 for Nokia's (NOK) fortunes to reverse, otherwise his job will be at risk, analysts and investors say. However, they're not holding out much hope that Nokia will have a particularly good Christmas, especially with Apple and Samsung dominating.
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  • 1mp1r3t4
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    Yeah, right. It's the same line in the sand the "well-connected" are giving Balmer at Microsoft since he took over the company. Such BS that passes as news reporting these days!
    19 Sep 2012, 08:24 AM Reply Like
  • ssnlive
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    Any CEO has a reasonable amount of time to perform. But bashing Elop prematurely is not warranted. How do these analysts know that Nokia will have a bad Christmas. They are becoming fortune tellers who engage in telling what their big clients with short positions want to hear.
    19 Sep 2012, 08:43 AM Reply Like
  • Kamminga
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    Does anyone know how much Nokia stands to earn in royalties from the iPhone 5's roll-out?
    19 Sep 2012, 09:26 AM Reply Like
  • EShy
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    I think it's ~10$ per iphone sold
    5 Oct 2012, 05:27 PM Reply Like
  • mitrado
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    It's not a fixed dollar amount.


    For each IPad/IPhone sold, Nokia gets €8.
    If you want to convert to $$$, you must use the current EUR-USD rate.
    5 Oct 2012, 06:45 PM Reply Like
  • WhatdoIknow1
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    Feature phones selling like hot cakes. Windows phones doubling their sales one quarter to the next and beating the performance of other operating system launches. Restructuring way ahead of schedule. Nokia Siemens Networks running positive. Oh yea, he's doing a Terrible job.


    They should start over with Android that way they could take another reinvention hit and go bankrupt. Think of all the poor shorters that would be saved.
    19 Sep 2012, 09:43 AM Reply Like
  • Peter_Do
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    Nothing in the article said someone will come along and do anything to Elop. Just people reiterating the same thing over and over again.


    Disclosure. I am long NOK (and MSFT) and think Elop is doing a great job.
    19 Sep 2012, 10:53 AM Reply Like
  • Gvillagran
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    The Lumia 920 should hit the market in early November which is right at the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Assuming they roll out a decent advertising program and have Verizon on board how can they not have a great Christmas season!
    19 Sep 2012, 12:57 PM Reply Like
  • westkite
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    DOWN with ELOP. Leave, nobody wants you around, except the people sucking up to you for a raise or promotion. Almost everyone who has built Nokia to its former glory has left. He is a conglomerate dictator whose ignorance of stupidity will be the end of him just like Napoleon. What an Ediot.
    19 Sep 2012, 01:13 PM Reply Like
  • Leont68
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    West kite with his personal vendetta against big bad elop lols hilarious
    19 Sep 2012, 07:55 PM Reply Like
  • godalmightee13
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    The crystal ball is being kicked about again, The 920 is not even on sale yet and they all seem to know the outcome,, amazing lol.. can't wait till the 920 is in shops in the UK for which I understand is early Nov for which i will be a buyer :-),,,,,
    So I read some where Nok will get $5-$10 payments on iphone 5 sold don't know if that's factual :-/..
    19 Sep 2012, 01:14 PM Reply Like
  • KIA Investment Research
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    Personally I don't trust that these "analysts & investors" have our best interests at heart when they make these statements.
    You can be sure they are either worried about their short positions or want to pick up some cheap shares when the price tanks in response to these statements.


    I wish the SEC would bar trades by these institutions if they make such statements without a full disclosure.
    19 Sep 2012, 08:17 PM Reply Like
  • mitrado
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    Like Warren Buffett said, you can't buy what's popular and expect to do well.
    The time to buy is when nobody else wants it... not when everybody else wants it.
    20 Sep 2012, 07:25 AM Reply Like
  • mshadow
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    They should make it immediately. Elor is a corporate killer. First, it was acquisition of Macromedia, then MS Office 2010 – the worst software ever made; now it’s Nokia. This man should have a legal direction “not to be involved in any form of business” anymore.
    22 Sep 2012, 12:40 AM Reply Like
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