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Nokia needs Lumia to eat Asha as quickly as possible

If Nokia’s feature phones are going to be cannibalized, the perfect company to do that is… Nokia. Nokia’s feature phone strength has always had an impact on its  financials, and the Asha range has continued that tradition. But with mobile phone volumes down 27% year on year (reported during the Q2 2013 results), the impact may be lessening… Which is why the rapidly dropping price of Nokia’s low-end Windows Phone handsets is worth noting. Nokia knows that sales of mobile handsets are flowing away from it – and if anyone is going to cannibalise Nokia’s mobile phone sales, I’m pretty

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When did Blackberry zig instead of zag?

Although they’ve lost a huge amount of market share, compared to Blackberry, Nokia made the jump to Windows Phone with a few years of cash runway available to them. Blackberry left their ‘hail mary’ pass with BB10 far too late, and were in the process of launching the products during a period where they were contracting the company. The New Yorker’s Vauhini Vara takes a look at where BlackBerry zigged instead of zagged and lost the market? As early as 2009, BlackBerry’s share price had fallen to less than fifty dollars, from its high of two hundred and thirty-six dollars

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