01-04-2013 09:10 AM
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  1. LikeWaah's Avatar
    No, I understand. What I'm saying is that it is ridiculous to assert that somehow Nokia is making better decisions than Apple. Apple is a huge money maker, Nokia will soon be sold to the highest bidder.
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    I don't think he was necessarily saying Nokia was making better decisions, although I can understand why you would infer that. It's simple really, Apple only caters to the premium markets, not the emerging markets that the 610, 505, and Asha lines are intended for. In that respect, Apple is not hedging its bets by choosing to not offer products intended for those emerging markets.

    Apple can have multiple revenue streams, but still handcuff itself within the mobile phone sector. Nokia has multiple revenue streams as well, outside of mobile phones. That's not the point that Crystal_Planet was trying to get across.
    01-03-2013 12:52 PM
  2. crystal_planet's Avatar
    No, I understand. What I'm saying is that it is ridiculous to assert that somehow Nokia is making better decisions than Apple. Apple is a huge money maker, Nokia will soon be sold to the highest bidder.
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    A couple of things:
    - Nokia (and others) going after fledgling, untapped markets is smart business. Period.
    - Stop acting like the golden age of Apple will continue forever. It wasn't that long ago when Jobs approached Gates for help.
    01-03-2013 01:13 PM
  3. vormison's Avatar
    Not an Apple supporter by any means. However, saying they are leaning on the iPhone too much while Nokia went all in on the WP market is a bit....um....
    01-03-2013 02:25 PM
  4. jaj324's Avatar
    It's simple really, Apple only caters to the premium markets, not the emerging markets that the 610, 505, and Asha lines are intended for. In that respect, Apple is not hedging its bets by choosing to not offer products intended for those emerging markets.
    You might want to get some news from somewhere other that WPCentral every now and then......

    Apple again predicted to build low-cost iPhone for emerging markets

    Exclusive: Apple readies cheaper iPhone for growth markets | Reuters

    Apple said to be considering budget iPhone for emerging markets
    01-03-2013 02:28 PM
  5. jaj324's Avatar
    Not an Apple supporter by any means. However, saying they are leaning on the iPhone too much while Nokia went all in on the WP market is a bit....um....
    ....is a bit "the pot calling the kettle black???"
    01-03-2013 02:29 PM
  6. jaj324's Avatar
    - Stop acting like the golden age of Apple will continue forever. It wasn't that long ago when Jobs approached Gates for help.
    I would call 16 years a VERY long time in the tech world. Gates invested $150M in apple in 1997.
    01-03-2013 03:01 PM
  7. LikeWaah's Avatar
    You might want to get some news from somewhere other that WPCentral every now and then......
    Wow, bringing out the claws, are we? It's rather presumptuous of you to assume that my opinions are based solely on what WP Central reports.

    Two of your posted links are links to analysts predicting that Apple will release a product for emerging markets. No such plans have actually been announced, as far as I know. The other is a link saying that Apple may price the iPhone 4 to market it to more cost-conscious consumers. They've already begun that to a degree, offering the 3GS and iPhone 4 for cheaper. However, the consumers that the Asha series and Lumia 610/505s are marketed to, are not likely to be able to afford an iPhone 4, although I do think a 3GS will be competitive with the Lumia 610/505 in terms of cost. A 3GS is still too expensive for the Asha markets, however. Remember, in most of the world, phones are not subsidized.
    01-03-2013 03:30 PM
  8. LikeWaah's Avatar
    Not an Apple supporter by any means. However, saying they are leaning on the iPhone too much while Nokia went all in on the WP market is a bit....um....
    Fair point. You could argue that Nokia's reliance on the WP platform is handcuffing itself. I agree, if Nokia's financial situation/contractual obligations (assumed) allowed them to produce phones with Android, I would prefer it.

    However, that being said, the Asha series of phones does not rely on the success of the WP platform, as it is based on Nokia's S40 OS. In that respect, Apple is more reliant on a single OS than Nokia is.
    01-03-2013 03:34 PM
  9. tebugg's Avatar
    oh no! nokia gonna sell smartphone division to microsoft! lol @ the naysayers.

    Nokia: Wunderlich Ups Target to

    nokia phones are here to stay. too bad so sad.
    01-04-2013 09:10 AM
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