Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 27, 2013
Nokia is changing their focus to include low-end Windows Phone smart phones according to reports like this New York Times story.
The following are comments on this news story by Wireless Analyst Jeff Kagan.
“Nokia was at the top of their game for more than a decade, but when the Apple iPhone and Google Android entered, Nokia fell quickly. Ever since, Nokia has been trying to become relevant once again.” Says Principal Analyst Jeff Kagan.
“Nokia has partnered with Microsoft on their Windows Phone, the Lumia series. This has seen some level of success. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has been hinting their next step may be to enter the lower end of the smart phone market. If they do this right, they could indeed have found their vein of gold. If they do this right that is.” Says Kagan. “There are plenty of high end smartphones, but very few, good, low end devices.”
“At the Mobile World Congress wireless show on Monday, Elop did nothing to deny anything. That started the industry speculation machine running wild. What would a lower cost Nokia Smartphone look like? Will it be partnered with Microsoft like Lumia? Will all the networks carry it? There are so many questions and no real answers, yet.” According to Jeff Kagan.
“Elop did not say anything certain, but he did say there is still a lot of excitement to come in 2013. That’s like a sizzling steak, making your mouth water in anticipation. So we now simply wait for the next step. Could Nokia be ready to restart their engines?” Asks Jeff Kagan.
About Jeff Kagan
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