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A teaser image for a Wednesday Nokia (NOK +3.7%) event promising "something new" strongly...

A teaser image for a Wednesday Nokia (NOK +3.7%) event promising "something new" strongly suggests a new QWERTY phone is on tap. Many think the phone is a new Asha model, particularly given the event has been announced online with very short notice. Nokia's Asha sales fell 46% Q/Q in seasonally weak Q1, as the touchscreen feature phone line battles in emerging markets with Android hardware that's steadily getting cheaper.
Comments (9)
  • I really hope Nokia is not doing a QUERTY before letting BlackBerry be the canary in this particular coal mine.
    22 Apr 2013, 02:43 PM Reply Like
  • It is canary yellow ... probably a dead at birth S40 powered Asha device hardly anyone will buy.

     

    At least, the forthcoming Q10 is a proper smartphone, albeit an ugly one with fussy UI.
    22 Apr 2013, 03:38 PM Reply Like
  • It would be a direct attack on BBRY if Nokia released a Qwerty Lumia, and if nothing else it would show it's out for blood to establish 3rd place, but it's the Asha line that has the history of qwerty keyboards.
    22 Apr 2013, 03:06 PM Reply Like
  • I will say I'm surprised at the pictures though. I think everyone was expecting the Lumia 928 for Verizon to be announced this week, not an Asha.
    22 Apr 2013, 03:10 PM Reply Like
  • Noone knows that NOK produce the Sailfishphone for Jolla.

     

    But i think also a replacement for the Asha 205.
    22 Apr 2013, 04:12 PM Reply Like
  • remeber to selloff before the asha annoucement
    22 Apr 2013, 05:00 PM Reply Like
  • Doesn't matter what Nokia produces and announced? They don't market them. These little product announcements are just to squeeze the short and move the stock higher. The only way this stock goes up is when shorts buy to take profits.

     

    EOM
    22 Apr 2013, 08:02 PM Reply Like
  • Can microsoft and nokia do any advertising? Now we're being inundated with blackberry10 print and tv Verizon ads.
    22 Apr 2013, 09:10 PM Reply Like
  • I see "Windows Phone / Nokia" advertisements each time to go to the Oakridge mall to watch a movie, maybe 3x per month. So..
    These dds are probably showing each night on maybe each movie in their 20 theaters..

     

    Note: Oakridge mall is located in the capitol of silicon valley. http://bit.ly/ZhsRke
    22 Apr 2013, 09:56 PM Reply Like
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