| ||Thread Tools|
|3rd September 2012, 08:40||#1|
Join Date: May 2010
People don't want Microsoft Windows phones
Bernstein Research analyst Pierre Ferragu, has been consulting his Tarot cards and become convinced that Nokia's second big Windows Phone push is doomed.
In a warning to shareholders, he said that Nokia's stock had almost doubled since 2Q results, but nothing at the company was particularly good.
Ferragu said that it was the right time to have a short position in Nokia, with Nokia World next week and a risk of a warning in September.
He said that the big problem is that people do not want Windows 8 phones.
Ferragu said that research shows that for many years, poor sales of Windows-based phones stem from a deep and stable lack of consumer interest for the product.
He said that despite numerous and repeated efforts of manufacturers Nokia, Samsung and HTC to establish an alternative to Android and Apple based on Windows, they had not worked.
This was not the fault of the technology or the software. In fact Ferragu said the phones had strong features, good reviews and marketing support. But they only managed to corner to less than five percent market share.
Ferragu claimed that the lack of interest for Windows-based phones has been consistent in marketing surveys we have carried out across the globe over the last several years.
He believes that the situation of Windows in mobile phones is now very unlikely to recover.
Despite new developer opportunities presented by the coming Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 platforms, Microsoft's mobile "egosystem" will never catch up with iOS or Android.
This will be bad news for Nokia, which bet the farm on Microsoft's Windows 8.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Microsoft announces Xbox Music, coming to 360, PCs, tablets and phones||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||5th June 2012 08:37|
|Angry Birds and PES 2012 join Skype: won't work on Windows Phones with 256MB RAM||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||29th May 2012 07:41|
|Windows 8's new way of working: Messaging, Mail, and People||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||5th March 2012 08:10|
|Stephen Elop: Nokia's First Windows Phones Coming in a few Weeks||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||5th October 2011 07:36|
|After Google "hack", Microsoft Urges People To Upgrade Away From XP/IE6||jmke||WebNews||4||19th January 2010 17:53|
|Dell to Make Google and Microsoft Phones?||jmke||WebNews||0||30th January 2009 16:36|
|Microsoft fires 15,000 people on January 15th?||jmke||WebNews||0||2nd January 2009 17:13|
|Is Windows Vista really driving people to Linux?||jmke||WebNews||3||3rd September 2008 18:55|
|Black people loot, white people find||while||Off-Topic Hangout||1||13th September 2005 04:39|
|People gaze through Windows XP SP2||jmke||WebNews||0||20th August 2004 11:59|