Nokia to Shutter U.S. Flagship Stores
Nokia has decided to close its two U.S. flagship stores in New York City and Chicago. Nokia also recently closed its flagship store in London. The stores offered people an opportunity to play with and purchase unlocked handsets.
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Samsung Makes Good On Promise to Sell Unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8+
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Sony to Shutter Online Store August 28
Sony is telling visitors to its online web store that the site will cease taking orders and shut down on August 28. Sony's web store is one of just a handful of places to purchase its Xperia-branded smartphones in the U.S.
Microsoft Hands Off Nokia Phone App Store to Opera
Microsoft today announced that Opera Software will soon provide the default app store for older Nokia handsets. Beginning in the first quarter of 2015, the Opera Mobile Store will replace the Nokia Store on devices running the Series 40, Series 60, Symbian, Asha, and Nokia X operating systems.
No longer a competitive phone manufacturer
It's as simple as that. 4 years ago Nokia smartphones were brilliant. Now they are stale and unstable.
I wouldn't attribute this to anything more than the stale world economy.
Terrible service for online sales, why the store?
The middle-man seller they dump you on requires a credit check to buy an unlocked phone at full price. What the heck?
If they can't even sell stuff online (none of the manufacturers really try to), I can't imagine what they were trying to do with a store.