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  • Worldwide Lumia 1020 Initial Pricing Suggests Nokia Is Testing The Market [View article]
    The 1020 is one device in a collection of devices. This phone does not have to appeal to everyone for Nokia to still sell phones. If someone is not so inclined for the 41MP camera, then they can step one notch down and get the same phone for free or very cheap in the US with only a lesser camera. That being a 920 series device.

    The point, being Nokia has decided to create a device that is superior to all others on the market. For that device there will be people that will buy it for the sake of owning the best of the best, or because they actually really like using a camera.

    I understand that this is an investing forum, and most articles and comments are filled with rampant speculation and even wish-casting or downright demise, but when you get a hold of this phone and really spend some time taking pictures with it, I believe you will be very pleased. That is if you care about pictures at all. I have grown in love with this phone for that very reason. Once I got in and used it, I was amazed at what it could do with a picture right from my phone, no longer is a PC needed to edit pictures. I would call it the power of Adobe Photoshop with the quality of a DSLR camera in the form factor of a stupid device we know of to receive phone calls. Truly amazing. There are features I have not seen on any tech review or even in the Elop launch presentation in NY.

    I can't tell you this phone will sell much at all, and I have said, I don't think it will sell more than 1million WW in the first quarter, and that I believe is very bold. But I can tell you that it is an unbelievable piece of hardware and nobody in the cell phone space can touch it right can't put a price on that.
    Aug 25 07:20 PM | 21 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Needs To Tell Us If It Is Going To Sell Its Phone Divisions [View article]
    I do not believe Nokia has any legal responsibility to tell if it is for sale. Like a lot of companies, they may have suitors, but they may not be actively seeking any.

    I personally don't think it is bad and like the talk it brings to a very undervalued stock. Should they actually do a deal, I can only see it being done by MSFT, and if your long, then that would be very good news for you in the short term!!!
    Jul 8 03:37 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Handling Nokia Through Earnings [View article]
    Two comments:

    1) Almost the only thing we talk about here is devices, as in phones, but lest we forgot Nokia is now NSN, on the night of July 1st, for Q3, the Nokia top line revenue grew by roughly 3 Billion, not including any growth in phones.

    2) As for the phones, I disagree that Nokia and WP8 is catching on...Nokia and the Lumia brand are already growing at a faster rate since WP8 than Apple did with the first release of the IPhone by my calculations....
    Jul 9 10:13 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Buy Nokia [View article]
    Do you realize how positive your comments per the camera are overall for Nokia?

    First, phones are pretty much hardware identical across the board, so if NOK can put a high end camera in the 1020 it will be a game changer.

    Second, if the 920/925/928 is good for you as it is for most, then that is very positive since it is the best camera phone on the market. Throw a 41MP on the 1020 and as I think your saying, then the elite 5% and others that must have it will get it. How can that be bad? Some of these may even be converts from Apple, again, how can that be bad. If you don't like it, then you stick with your 928 as I know some that will.

    As for looks, how do you propose to add a 41MP camera with a high optical zoom to a phone and not have something out there? When I get this 1020, I will add a standard nonslip rubber case to the phone and I am sure the eye as you put, it will not stick out any more than the case I use. Also, have you seen pictures of the high MP prototype Samsung Andoid Phone? I have, it sucks. It has a 3.5' screen and looks more like a camera, unless it is waterproof to 3M then it will sell 1/20th of the NOK 1020, no pun.

    So far your saying the 1020 is useless for you and most people and that your Nokia 928 is no Iphone. Sounds like you need to go back to the Iphone and get excited about IOS7. I will be one of the persons who preorders the 1020 for the very things you complain about, and I know I am not alone. If someone was not interested and excited in WP8, then the 1020 is likely to get converts for the camera alone. As for me, I am also very excited in WP8.1!!!

    Good luck with your IOS7.
    Jul 3 05:20 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia 1020 Channel Checks [View article]
    I bought mine from the Microsoft Store with the Free Camera Grip. I have never purchased a smartphone by going to a physical store. I replaced the 920 I pre-ordered for ATT.

    I also disagree that price has anything to do with this given the features. If someone is willing to switch from IOS or Android they will. If not, then at least in the US, they will buy an Iphone for the same price just because they can't handle change.

    The 1020 is truly amazing. It is a really good phone(I thought to lightweight) with the power of Adobe Photoshop right on the phone for free. The Zoom and Photo editing tools are truly amazing when you get in and play with them, otherwise not terribly different than the 920.
    Aug 23 07:06 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Microsoft Buyout Is Nokia's Only Chance For Survival [View article]
    Certainly everyone is allowed there opinion. Leaving mine out, let me just say that I read this article to be very backward looking which does not bode well when critiquing/reviewing a company undergoing a major transition and restructuring. Most of what I hear on CNBC and read in articles like this would lead me to believe Nokia is going out of business within a year.

    After using Iphones and now the Blackberry and Lumia, I cannot understand how Blackberry will survive and how Nokia will not thrive. The Windows Phone experience is quite amazing and fresh.

    I could only hope that the people, like this author, actually put their words to action and short the stock...then I might believe anything they say.
    Jun 21 12:58 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia (NOK) +2.6% AH after the WSJ reports Microsoft (MSFT) held advanced talks to buy Nokia's phone business, and was "close to an oral agreement" at one point, but adds discussions broke down in part due to price and concerns about Nokia's competitive positioning. One source says the talks "took place as recently as this month, but aren't likely to be revived." [View news story]
    This report confirms speculation of talks going on for over a year now. Microsoft is interested! I just didn't think it would happen for another quarter or two until Microsoft seen the traction of the Nokia phones.

    But with that traction, Nokia may be too valuable after this next quarters earnings for MSFT to afford them. Either way, I am certain we have not heard the end of this and someone will try to pick up Nokia before its gets back over $10 USD per share.
    Jun 19 05:04 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reuters: Nokia launching large-screen phones in September [View news story]
    I agree Jon! At first I was worried with the number of phones, but then I remember the 25+ models back in the day and they were all awesome for someone...but each maybe not for me. I am seeing the same today again.
    Aug 21 04:57 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Buy Nokia [View article]
    Good call Knowitall...

    The good news with technology is that when something is new and exciting, ones comments cannot change the momentum...all the rest need to do is simply try it.

    The first great smartphones and email phones were Blackberry in my mind. Then Apple took over the world with the best new devices ever in there time. Samsung and Android have since taken the helm...largely due to ultra cheap phones available on every seller in the world.

    Problem is that the excitement for both IOS7 and Android is waning. The benefactor from this is clearly NOK whom has almost 90% of the WP8 market. Windows Phone 8 is the new exciting neighbor on the block and added with Nokia's new 1020 we may have the start the next great trend in phones. Time will tell, but at 25%+ Q on Q current growth of the lumia, the signs are there.
    Jul 8 11:59 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Buy Nokia [View article]
    Certainly a worthwhile statement, but when I step back and observe objectively, I do not see anything frothy or exuberant here. NOK is expected to lose 3 cents. By no means is it no brainer buy on the way to $10 tomorrow...notwithstaning a buyout from MSFT.

    Again, looking at this objectively I cannot find a major negative catalyst and I actually see many positive catalysts. I am pretty sure myself and others have clearly pointed out all the many positive catalysts for NOK in the recent weeks and the next few. What I can say is that the biggest unknown is overall phones sales, especially feature phone sales. That said, I am most interested in Lumia smartphone sales and with those there is one thing I can be certain of when compared to BBRY....NOK will not miss guidance by nearly half on the these new devices.

    So, I say meet guidance on these and lets start digesting the whole of the Siemens story...which may be the new Nokia. Devices could be off to MSFT any morning now....
    Jul 3 06:38 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Why Netflix Could Follow Beats [View article]
    I don't know who if any buys Netflix...but I have strong convictions that Netflix will be purchased by someone, and I feel that valuation could top 40 Billion.

    I feel they could even get to that valuation in time without a sale. Look at there customer base and remember that each customer is a paying subscriber. Then consider technology and how most people want to watch video content. The provider no longer really matters, you just want access to your paid for content everywhere. And that everywhere might be at home, in the car, on a plane, everywhere....

    Even if you don't use Netflix or any other streaming service now, as I do not, you almost certainly will in the future. I for example have a $200 a month cable bill at home, that does me no good anywhere else. I would pay Netflix or anyone else $150(not including the Internet portion of bill) to have everything I watch at home now and be able to have it all remotely. I am guessing I am not alone...
    May 29 03:15 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Siemens (NOK +0.8%) has offered the lowest bid in a China Mobile tender for 207K 4G TD-LTE base stations, undercutting local vendors Huawei and ZTE, according to a Chinese media report. China Mobile has established a $6.75B 4G capex budget for 2013, as it tries to rapidly build out its network ahead of the government's issuing of commercial licenses (expected at year's end); rival carriers are also ramping their 4G spend. The report comes ahead of Nokia's Q2 results, due tomorrow morning. Tero Kuittinen declares the quarter a "moment of truth" for Nokia, given concerns about slumping feature phone sales in emerging markets, and questions about Lumia volumes/ASPs in light of strong sales of the low-cost 520. [View news story]
    Read this article carefully and think about it.

    Comment 1 - China Mobile and all China cell providers are trying to ramp up to 4G very fast.

    Comment 2 - Nokia slumping feature phone sales

    Does anyone see the dichotomy here... Network providers do not build out 4G TD-LTE networks to support feature phone sales. They expect to sell many more Smartphones, Lumia's, Samsung, and Apple Iphones.

    At some point the past is likely to be realized as the past and the future really becomes the future. Or maybe we are all going to drop the touchscreen and go back to the nifty keyboard phones.
    Jul 17 03:03 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Needs To Tell Us If It Is Going To Sell Its Phone Divisions [View article]
    Doggie, I disagree, but in any case, do you think Apple is better? They have a pile of cash and give investors no insight into anything except at big launch events like everyone else and in quarterly CC. Sticking with Phones, BBRY is even worse at telling there investors where they are at!

    You seem quite angry at a company that appears to be turning itself around quite well.
    Jul 8 03:49 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Worldwide Lumia 1020 Initial Pricing Suggests Nokia Is Testing The Market [View article]
    I upgraded from a 920 to get a 1020. I am more amazed everyday with the camera on this little phone. For the first time ever, I am actually look forward to getting out and taking pictures. The editing direct on the phone is great. Labor day weekend is going to be great. The only thing Nokia can do better for this phone in my mind is come out with a waterproof version...then I can get rid of my Olympus and go snorkeling....

    PS, it seemed stupid to me at first, but the second thing I like most is the lanyard. I always used one on my P&S cameras, now I can't imagine my phone without one.
    Aug 28 11:47 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia 1020 Channel Checks [View article]
    First comment I have ever read that is relevant and correct, not to mention positive.

    But I had stopped reading them al long time back, so this is news.

    PS, I have the same experience with the 1020. I just upgraded from a 920. Unless you really like pictures and the camera, I would not recommend that change for everyone out of contract, they are the same phone otherwise essentially. But the camera and apps on this 1020 a truly amazing to me on a phone.
    Aug 23 01:31 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment