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4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by vowiski(m): 10:21am On May 02, 2015
The Mobile phone giant foresaw the dooms day; it is unlikely to think that they didn’t. Unluckily, the response by Nokia to the technological trend failed to take the company forward. These four costly mistakes by Nokia would prove to be the reasons why Nokia has seen it’s once dominant brand go into oblivion.

4. Ignored The Market

androidIn 1998, Nokia over threw Motorola as the World’s biggest mobile phone vendor. Nokia continued to dominate and went on to become the largest mobile vendor for straight 14-years. Fast-forward to 2015, the whole scenario has changed! Nokia no longer has that prestigious crown, it has been toppled by Samsung.

Although, Samsung seem to have lost its course and charm. What befell Nokia may befall the South Korea company soon, because Samsung’s Mobile future is falling apart.

Nokia’s inability to make custom phones for the U.S market didn’t win itself many allies among the local carriers; this lead to a further decline in it’s market share. While other companies made friends in the US, Nokia was too conformable with the ego of being the World’s largest phone maker. It had loyal fans in Africa and other European countries and when these fans decided to jump camps, it slept the beginning of doom days for the multi-billion dollar company.

In the Smartphone market share, Nokia is on a steady decline, while Samsung and Apple take the larger cut.

3. Ignored The Threat Of The iPhone

When the iPhone first launched in 2007, it sent shock-waves through-out the industry. It was a landmark achievement by Apple, seeing the massive leap from what the conventional Windows Mobile, Symbian and Palm OS had to offer.

Nokia was particularly blind to the threat of the iPhone. They saw the iPhone as an expensive piece of gadget that would not stand the test of time.

No doubt, the original iPhone was extremely expensive, but it soon became a mainstream gadget once Apple strucked a deal with AT&T; which saw the price fall to as low as $200. From that moment, every iPhone released has sold in millions. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales which were very strategic gave the guys at Samsung sleepless nights whose competing flagship, Samsung Galaxy S5 was an embarrassing flop.

The introduction of App Store on the iPhone tied consumers into a world of apps that worked on only the iOS. This cemented the dominance of iPhone, making Nokia phones look like toy.

2. Not Ditching Symbian

rip symbianNokia owns the Symbian OS which simply explains why they were literally stucked with the OS for so long. In 2007 when the original iPhone was released, it showed the weakness of the Symbian OS. In fact, Nokia’s Symbian OS was dated once the iPhone hit the store-shelves.

Also See: Nokia Finally Kills Symbian OS

Symbia OS become a total joke when Google’s mobile operating system; Android was released. Android was cross-platform, it gave other phone manufacturers a new bound-less mobile operating system to work with. Enabling them to compete against the iPhone, Nokia again, didn’t give a hoot.

Symbian OS still had enough juice, Nokia would have thought. That’s a genuine imagination, but Nokia’s loyal fanbase thought otherwise. They saw the age of Symbian OS, and were already jumping camps. Nokia only needed to act during that period but they didn’t, even Motorola which was lost in the Mobile industry found light once it adopted the Android operating system.

Immediately Verizon saw the events, they too gave the Android OS a major push in reaction to counter AT&T’s iPhone. HTC was quick to adopt Android and saw an immediate benefit. Sony and LG followed more slowly, and then Samsung but...
http://www.techrez.com/4-embarasing-mistakes-that-led-to-nokia-downfall/

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Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by zenith4biz(m): 10:45am On May 02, 2015
Hmmmm Nokia you cared but Android cares better

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Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by Mojanity(f): 11:02am On May 02, 2015
So sad. But a nokia phone with android os would be tha bomb though.

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Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by vowiski(m): 11:06am On May 02, 2015
Mojanity:
So sad. But a nokia phone with android os would be tha bomb though.

Unfortunately, Nokia didn't have enough steel balls to have faith in it. Samsung did which eventually paid off. An event Google doesn't like.

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Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by KingTom(m): 11:10am On May 02, 2015
Mojanity:
So sad. But a nokia phone with android os would be tha bomb though.
Nokia X, XL and my phone X_2 are androids, but they are useless cry

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Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by israel770(m): 11:12am On May 02, 2015
Still love Nokia products

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Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by AdeniyiA(m): 11:26am On May 02, 2015
people no longer care about Nokia because it doesn't care cool
Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by Mojanity(f): 11:31am On May 02, 2015
KingTom:
Nokia X, XL and my phone X_2 are androids, but they are useless cry
really? shocked such disappointment

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Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by KingTom(m): 12:12pm On May 02, 2015
Mojanity:
really? shocked such disappointment
As in Ehn grin
Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by benuejosh(m): 12:33pm On May 02, 2015
KingTom:
Nokia X, XL and my phone X_2 are androids, but they are useless cry
get your apps and enjoy the phones.

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Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by Aydesmond(m): 12:44pm On May 02, 2015
true talk.. @op, u forgot to add .... They didnt consider tecno as a threat...

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Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by KingTom(m): 12:56pm On May 02, 2015
benuejosh:
get your apps and enjoy the phones.
Hahahahaha I prefer my Samsung Galaxy Ace grin
Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by Matttthew(m): 1:03pm On May 02, 2015
E don' fall already....


















90% of their fans have switched over to better android products.
















Myself inclusive.

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Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by ITbomb(m): 1:04pm On May 02, 2015
Microsoft is raising and they have dumped Nokia and the Lumia project.
Android and iOS apps are now going to run on the new Window 10

Click here to see the new features of Windows 10 that will allow Android/iOS apps to be run on Windows devices
.

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Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by jamex93(m): 1:05pm On May 02, 2015
still Nokia chop money for naija

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Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by mamayo99: 1:05pm On May 02, 2015
android...that was the main killer
but it doesn't matter if you have a job
get one now
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Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by Tic4tac(m): 1:06pm On May 02, 2015
Nokia don chop b4 na...lol...
Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by Taleeysun(f): 1:06pm On May 02, 2015
still a fan of nokia tho..

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Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by Drsheddy(m): 1:07pm On May 02, 2015
#teamLumia... shocked

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Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by afuye(m): 1:07pm On May 02, 2015
Connecting oldies
Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by MrPresident1: 1:08pm On May 02, 2015
They overpriced their phones too.

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Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by lilmax(m): 1:10pm On May 02, 2015
Okay
Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by Tobilastik(m): 1:11pm On May 02, 2015
hmmm
Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by Uncleodi(m): 1:12pm On May 02, 2015
Ok
Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by anigold(m): 1:13pm On May 02, 2015
vowiski:
The Mobile phone giant foresaw the dooms day; it is unlikely to think that they didn’t. Unluckily, the response by Nokia to the technological trend failed to take the company forward. These four costly mistakes by Nokia would prove to be the reasons why Nokia has seen it’s once dominant brand go into oblivion.

4. Ignored The Market

androidIn 1998, Nokia over threw Motorola as the World’s biggest mobile phone vendor. Nokia continued to dominate and went on to become the largest mobile vendor for straight 14-years. Fast-forward to 2015, the whole scenario has changed! Nokia no longer has that prestigious crown, it has been toppled by Samsung.

Although, Samsung seem to have lost its course and charm. What befell Nokia may befall the South Korea company soon, because Samsung’s Mobile future is falling apart.

Nokia’s inability to make custom phones for the U.S market didn’t win itself many allies among the local carriers; this lead to a further decline in it’s market share. While other companies made friends in the US, Nokia was too conformable with the ego of being the World’s largest phone maker. It had loyal fans in Africa and other European countries and when these fans decided to jump camps, it slept the beginning of doom days for the multi-billion dollar company.

In the Smartphone market share, Nokia is on a steady decline, while Samsung and Apple take the larger cut.

3. Ignored The Threat Of The iPhone

When the iPhone first launched in 2007, it sent shock-waves through-out the industry. It was a landmark achievement by Apple, seeing the massive leap from what the conventional Windows Mobile, Symbian and Palm OS had to offer.

Nokia was particularly blind to the threat of the iPhone. They saw the iPhone as an expensive piece of gadget that would not stand the test of time.

No doubt, the original iPhone was extremely expensive, but it soon became a mainstream gadget once Apple strucked a deal with AT&T; which saw the price fall to as low as $200. From that moment, every iPhone released has sold in millions. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales which were very strategic gave the guys at Samsung sleepless nights whose competing flagship, Samsung Galaxy S5 was an embarrassing flop.

The introduction of App Store on the iPhone tied consumers into a world of apps that worked on only the iOS. This cemented the dominance of iPhone, making Nokia phones look like toy.

2. Not Ditching Symbian

rip symbianNokia owns the Symbian OS which simply explains why they were literally stucked with the OS for so long. In 2007 when the original iPhone was released, it showed the weakness of the Symbian OS. In fact, Nokia’s Symbian OS was dated once the iPhone hit the store-shelves.

Also See: Nokia Finally Kills Symbian OS

Symbia OS become a total joke when Google’s mobile operating system; Android was released. Android was cross-platform, it gave other phone manufacturers a new bound-less mobile operating system to work with. Enabling them to compete against the iPhone, Nokia again, didn’t give a hoot.

Symbian OS still had enough juice, Nokia would have thought. That’s a genuine imagination, but Nokia’s loyal fanbase thought otherwise. They saw the age of Symbian OS, and were already jumping camps. Nokia only needed to act during that period but they didn’t, even Motorola which was lost in the Mobile industry found light once it adopted the Android operating system.

Immediately Verizon saw the events, they too gave the Android OS a major push in reaction to counter AT&T’s iPhone. HTC was quick to adopt Android and saw an immediate benefit. Sony and LG followed more slowly, and then Samsung but...
http://www.techrez.com/4-embarasing-mistakes-that-led-to-nokia-downfall/

Am still using My Nokia android.. am not a glory-hunter. Nokia once serve the whole Nigeria as the only affordable,when other phones were fucken expensive.....

The biggest mistake the made was to partner with Microsoft...

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Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by stepo707: 1:13pm On May 02, 2015
wey number one?

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Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by Tobilastik(m): 1:13pm On May 02, 2015
next?
Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by firstolalekan(m): 1:13pm On May 02, 2015
Merci
Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by Nobody: 1:17pm On May 02, 2015
Nokia was not being progressive. They didn't realise on time that the world was going smart. Smart phones everywhere. They should have embraced AndroidOS or develop something unique, but they had to romance with Windows which has a smaller user base of all the OS. What they need now is rebranding.

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Re: 4 Embarasing Mistakes That Led To Nokia Downfall by purplekayc(m): 1:17pm On May 02, 2015
Mojanity:
So sad. But a nokia phone with android os would be tha bomb though.
i own a nokia XL and it runs on android though

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