Nokia Lumia sales fall 28 percent in Q3

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    Not really surprising, why would anyone buy a Lumina now when there's no possibility of upgrading that phone to win8.

    I wouldn't count Nokia and MS out quite yet, I do think they have a winner on their hands with win8.
     
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    Yeah they killed sales announcing new handsets months before they are going on sale. Big mistake. Why would anyone sign up for a 24 month contract to avail of a phone that is going to be replaced by another only 12 weeks later ?


    It's a shame that Nokia came late to the Windows phone 7 party, meaning customers dont get long with teh device before its replacement.

    At least normally Windows mobile devices have the longest run of being 'flagship' in their own category getting 18-24 months before hardware and software is usurped.

    As long as Nokia & Microsoft can take that loss on the chin, then Windows mobile 8 and new lumia range may see the tide change... Though it proves how hard it is to make feet in a market saturated by Android & iOS even when you have to massive names behind it....

    Those still holding onto the dream that Meego & WebOS may resurface.. keep dreaming....
     
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    Yeah what is it with companies announcing products months before they're available for sale. You just kill off sales of your current product.
     
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    That's known as the Osborne affect when Adam Osborne back in the early days of the computer industry pre-announced the successor to the hugely popular Osborne 1. The problem was that people either cancelled their orders and/or stopped buying the Osborne 1 - in effect his company ran out of money before being able to bring to market the new computer.
     
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    It's not all doom and gloom, while their sales fell, their losses also fell.
     
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