Nokia (NOK) has scheduled a May 14 event in London to show off new Lumia hardware. The rumor...

Nokia (NOK) has scheduled a May 14 event in London to show off new Lumia hardware. The rumor mill has indicated Nokia is working on an aluminum Lumia 920 successor (codenamed Catwalk), a Windows Phone with a 41MP PureView image sensor, and a Galaxy Note-sized phablet. Meanwhile, Nokia has begun selling its $20 105 feature phone (previous) in China, as it tries to regain lost ground in the country. In spite of the price, a Nokia exec claims the phone's profit margin (presumably he means gross margin) is comparable to that of Nokia's smartphones.

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  • cenevz
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    Good news. After the rain, the sun rises.
    25 Apr 2013, 06:53 PM Reply Like
  • WhatdoIknow1
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    Does this mean the Vietnam plant is up and running? Same margins...whatnot.


    Long Nokia
    25 Apr 2013, 07:42 PM Reply Like
  • techy46
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    Lumia 928 on Verizon, Lumia 930, 940 or 950 as latest hero phone plus maybe a Lumia phablet.
    25 Apr 2013, 07:54 PM Reply Like
  • css1971
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    Sales of basic devices and Asha's the problem though...


    While yeah the big Pureview sensor on a WP8 device will be important, the hemoraging at the bottom end needs to be fixed and concerns me more than the top end. They need to convert basic users -> Asha and from there as the economies become wealthier and hardware cheaper -> Lumia.


    This means they have to make Asha better than Android on the cheapest hardware, and it seems against subsidised chinese competitors.
    25 Apr 2013, 08:09 PM Reply Like
  • flybywire54
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    Yes but people that choose feature phones go for price and look , not that much for features . They will buy a feature phone over a low cost not branded Android phone , only if the feature phone is significantly cheaper . Of course the like of micromax , karbon , or zte are made with substandard components , and zero Quality control but some people don't seem to care .
    25 Apr 2013, 09:02 PM Reply Like
  • flybywire54
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    The poor sales at the bottom , i.e Asha series , is due , in my opinion to the fact that Asha touch screen models are overpriced by 30% as compared to the competition. I did some research and one can get a Samsung or Sony touch screen feature phone for about 70$ , a Nokia Asha touch screen starts at 100$ that is the price my wife paid for her Asha 305 . Physical keyboard Ashas are priced lower but many people prefer touch screen even on feature phones . I expect Nokia to adress this issue on 14 May because that is the root cause for their poor sales on ashas in Q1'13 .
    25 Apr 2013, 08:38 PM Reply Like
  • Seppo Sahrakorpi
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    Finally last night had the time to read the Q1 transcript.


    Elop: "And I also, I just want to emphasize this talking in generally, that the next hero move in the U.S. kicks off a _season of new product introductions_. So, we have a lot of work to launch, and a lot of good things that we’ve done that are still ahead. So that’s part of what contributes to our bullishness on the momentum that we’re developing around Lumia."


    Emphasis mine.


    My read, Verizon first (928), then other (global) devices in relatively quick succession?
    26 Apr 2013, 01:50 PM Reply Like
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