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  • Globalstar Triples - These Stocks Are Next  [View article]
    was following gsat for over 2 years, finally bought in at approx. 65 cents, here's hoping...
    Dec 14, 2013. 05:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Canaccord's Mike Walkley cuts his 2013 smartphone sales forecast by 20M to 959M, and his 2014 forecast by 40M to 1.25B, citing surveys pointing to softer high-end sales, especially in Europe. While the surveys indicate iPhone 4 (AAPL -0.1%) and Galaxy S III (SSNLF.PK) sales were above expectations, they suggest the opposite for the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S4. Also, low-end/mid-range Android sales from Chinese OEMs are said to be "very strong" (good for SPRD), and high-end Lumia (NOK -2.4%) sales soft. Sales of the cheaper Lumia 520 and 620 are deemed "solid," but Walkley expects sell-in to slow as inventories rise. His report comes shortly after Samsung forecast light Q2 profits, and Wedge Partners reported of iPhone build order cuts. (also[View news story]
    compared to other high end phones...
    Jul 10, 2013. 03:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Needs To Tell Us If It Is Going To Sell Its Phone Divisions  [View article]
    that 8% was 315,000 phoners, which is a pretty small number...
    Jul 9, 2013. 01:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Needs To Tell Us If It Is Going To Sell Its Phone Divisions  [View article]
    nokia's stock dropped 16% on the day they announced the lumia 920, just sayin, i have a feeling they might make the same mistake, and not give a definitive release date, and pricing, if the only improvement is the 41MP camera, that would be very sad indeed...
    Jul 8, 2013. 10:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Is Not Up For Sale  [View article]
    microsoft needs to seriously improve the OS if they want WP sales to really take off
    May 27, 2013. 12:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Update On Nokia  [View article]
    um, you assigned a 10b value to NSN, and attributed the full value to nokia's worth, it only is worth 4-5 billion, so your estimate should be 13-14 billion, not 18-19 billion...
    Apr 26, 2013. 12:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Nokia Succeed With Its Strategy?  [View article]
    it will probably drop lower then that, if they get decent numbers for Q2, it will be due to sales of lumia 520,620, and maybe some 720's, if they they somehow get well above guidance, it will be almost completely from the 520 model, not from the higher priced 820, 920, so even if they somehow sell 8+ million lumia's for Q2, it will be somewhat bittersweet news, as you can safely assume a hugh chunk of sales will be from the lower end lumia's, thus lowering the ASP by quite a few euro's....
    Apr 25, 2013. 03:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Nokia Succeed With Its Strategy?  [View article]
    what? like NSN's Q1 net profit of only several million......on revenues of billions? when the net profit #'s are so low, that is more due to "creative accounting" then a real profit, numbers like that are not sustainable
    Apr 25, 2013. 03:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia As Comeback King: Using A Grassroots Approach To Win  [View article]
    i'm not sure i understand, why nokia wouldn't be able to monetize their patents if they made android phones....also even if microsoft were to make nokia license patents from them, for using android,like they have done to almost all android handset makers. it would probably be cheaper then the license they pay per WP handset...
    Apr 25, 2013. 05:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia As Comeback King: Using A Grassroots Approach To Win  [View article]
    wouldn't know any of this? i have invested heavily in nokia, and lost alot, maybe that's why i was sounding a bit bitter, but i stand behind everything i said, i am not one of those people who blindly hate WP, i tried it from a completely objective standpoint,(as objectively as possible, at the end of the day everyone is somewhat biased towards something) i in fact own a lumia 920, and have had alot of issues with it,( i still think it is an awesome phone though), i knew the app store would be lacking a bit going in, and i foolishly though that was the ONLY shortfall, boy was i in for a surprise,
    the irony is the app store was SORELY lacking , much worse then even i anticipated, and i was always one of the people downplaying the app situation, for example, people used to say android, ios. have 700,000+ apps, and WP only has 100,000+, to which i would reply, yeah but when you take in to account that ios has for example 2,700+ flashlight apps, if you have even only 100 such apps with so many iterations, you already have almost 300,000 redundant/useless apps etc... you see where i am going with this..., i always though the real gap is maybe a few thousand not so crucial apps, which most people can get by with, on the one hand the real problematic gap is even smaller then that,really only 300-500 apps, which in reality is really small, but when you realize these are a few hundred sorely lacking apps which most people will feel the pain of it missing , you realize how bad it actually is, they have almost no banking/financial apps, out of the 11 that i use. WP only has 2, it's missing a few big social media and gaming apps, heck even if they closed the top 100-200, it wouldn't be a problem for anywhere from 50-80% of users,potentially coming from another platform, but the problems run much deeper then the app store, a lot of features are missing at OS level, no multiple volumes for ringer and media playback, that is actually a HUGH annoyance, no vpn, no forward button in browser, if you go out of browser, then use the back button, it will go out of app, instead of going back webpages thereafter, it also has no unified notification center, while everyone tries to downplay it, by saying the live tiles ARE the notification center, it has to many shortcoming to suffice completely, this and a bunch of other small annoyances, add up to one BIG annoyance, even the WP users have been begging for all these features+ other stuff for a while now, and the features that WP finally does offer over the other OS's, some of them are niche/not useful to most people who would use it, the xbox intergration is a good example, and i never said WP IS a failure,(if u read my previous comment u will see i never used the word)i don't think it has failed, just pointing out obstacles etc, also i think it is inferior when comparing feature for feature, WP is also way behind on voice command/recognition, the UI itself is not inferior, its ok, i am still long nokia btw, just at this point i feel like i am taking more of gamble, then the carefully calculated approach, i though i was taking, the Q1 results really made me open my eyes,and realized i had done some serious miscalculations, and even was outright wrong regarding some "calculations" i made.....i am still hoping for a nokia turnaround, and believe it can still happen, and the returns can be spectacular if yes, but at this point it is slowly starting to turn into more of a hope, then a logical trajectory...if that makes sense,

    Disclaimer: i may have used a few words out of context
    Apr 25, 2013. 05:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia As Comeback King: Using A Grassroots Approach To Win  [View article]
    you can get smartphones running android for $75 with better specs to boot, asha is not competitive, because whether they like it or not, it is competing against low end smartphones at that price range, not against feature phones, and feature phones are probably going to become irrelevant faster then nokia can fill the gap with smartphone sales, lumia sales are abysmal for 2nd year in, nokia only sold 3.8 million WP8 devices in Q1, and considering they pretty much represent WP8 with 80% share, those numbers are ABYSMAL!!!!! wp in it's 3rd year already, the biggest problem is that the phones are running wp, it is an inferior product compared to android and ios, its appstore is sorely lacking, and it is missing ALOT of features at the OS level as well
    Apr 24, 2013. 08:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia: Should You Give Up?  [View article]
    Nokia keeps making one blunder after another, sad, every time they seem to just barely pull themselves from the brink, they seem to make another costly mistake...
    Apr 24, 2013. 04:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Q1 Results Don't Reflect Full Potential  [View article]
    it's always a quarter away with nokia :/
    Apr 22, 2013. 02:15 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia: Recovery Is Gathering Pace  [View article]
    indeed, it appears that verizon sold more lumia 822's, then at&t sold 920's, it prob would have been better off as a verizon exclusive...
    Apr 12, 2013. 02:18 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia: Recovery Is Gathering Pace  [View article]
    do they have to be outside guidance by a certain amount, to give pre report? or outside guidance by any amount, no matter how small?
    Apr 11, 2013. 08:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment