Skip to comments.Nokia sells 260,000 smartphones a day
Posted on 09/24/2010 7:04:46 PM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier
For all the crap Nokia has been getting lately about falling behind, not innovating, or releasing products that dont really compare with the competition, you could be forgiven in thinking that they may be on deaths door.
So youd probably be surprised to hear that Nokia still move more smartphones than the Big Two. How many you ask? Try about 260,000 a day. To put that into perspective, last I heard, Apple ship somewhere around 80,000 iPhones per day, and Android activate 200,000 devices per day.
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Compare that to ~50 million iPhones sold over 4 years.
Nokia got the message with their slip in market share, and pretty much wiped clean the top levels of management. They're going to be VERY tough to dethrone from the top of the hill in smart phones!
Just a little “sanity check” in the smart phone wars. EVERYONE trails Nokia - not just in market share, but in actual sales per day as well...
First things first in a recession, eh?
Right now, I’m still using my old BlackJack, and waiting to see what the Windows 7 phone looks like.
So once again the macbots start trashing people.
Yet Nokia still sells more smartphones per day... Imagine if they made a big push into the US market! They’d probably be close to 400,000 smartphones a day.
I’ve seen the phone technology in use in parts of Asia. The functionality availability there seems to be far above that of the US. Things like cops handing out speeding tickets using their smartphones. More applications and better functionality. The phones in the US all seem to be more limited.
I use “pay by phone” a lot in Asia. You pay for your snack or items at the local grocery store via your cell phone - VERY convenient!
Why do the companies limit the functionality available in the US? Is it the size and diversity of the network?
Hmmm... China has both GSM and CDMA networks, and has about 650 MILLION users, and geographically is about the same size as the US, so it’s not the network diversity or the size of the market.
I think it’s just the fact the carriers don’t want to share “their network” for free tasks like “pay by phone”. They’d want to charge you for it, somehow. Yet the first one who offered it, and hooked up with Safeway/McDonalds/Starbucks would make a KILLING by gaining new subscribers.
I guess when you sell over 3 times the phones Apple sells then the problems that occur are just relative.
only a marxist would think “pay by phone” wasn’t orwellian.
Do you use a credit card?
Talk about a crazy number. The annual report stated this...
More than 1.2 billion people use a Nokia mobile device each and every day.
Yep, they are the 900 pound gorilla in the phone market! That number means 1 out of every 5 people in the entire world uses a Nokia phone. A 20% market penetration!
In another way of looking at things, if ALL 50 million iPhones sold to date were still being used, that means for ever iPhone user there are 24 Nokia users.
I don’t think it’s reasonable to expect them to achieve the growth rates of the other players in the market, given their total worldwide dominance... They are so big they cannot grow but by trickles here and there.
no. do you? I have a website for ya if you do.
I use credit cards. And debit cards.
You really do not use a credit card? No debit card? You pay cash for everything?
No, I pay check for everything. Unless it’s saturday through thursday. then I pay cash for everything.
I don’t own a debit card. I own one credit card for emergencies.
Well, OK then... I guess I don’t see a “pay by phone” as any more Orwellian than credit or debit cards. Must be interesting when you travel, or want to rent a car or hotel room...
no, not really.
I have a gun, a wad of cash, and sometimes a wad of express checks. not very interesting. I demand a receipt. I pay cash, and I tell them to use my driver’s license if they require a credit card number for their “files”. If they won’t accept that, i tell them I’m paying cold cash and i will move on down the road where cash is still good if they insist. Usually they change their minds unless it’s a fancy chain hotel where the counter girl is a minimum wage employee.
I guess you consider pay by phone would be as Orwellian as a credit card or debit card?
Yes, why indeed! You said it was Orwellian, I’m trying to figure out why...
I can simply slide a card through a slot, or - in many cases - just touch it to a PayPass station and pay. How’s the phone different?
serious? you don’t see combining banking and communications into one account as more orwellian?
how bout I combine your driver’s license, your medical id, and your stupid ass ignorance into one implantable chip in your empty head...then make your phone/credit card access that chip before it is allowed to function?
Tell ya what, lets make your brain seek permission from that chip before it is allowed to operate your spinal cord and muscles.
Since you don’t see how any of this is more orwellian I don’t see why you would object. so let’s do it. oh, btw, for all my trouble of thinking it up and putting it all in you via surgery, I want 20 percent of every transaction you make and half of every idea you ever think of if it becomes valuable.
agree to it or I will shut you out of all banking and telecommunications. your choice. See, you’re still free cuz I’m giving you the choice. nothing orwellian about it.
A bit angry, aren’t you...
If you pay with a check they can track all of your purchases just as with a credit card.
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