Nokia Reorganizes Internal Structure Again
Nokia today announced another internal restructuring in hopes of streamlining its operations. The three new business units include Mobile Solutions, Mobile Phones and Markets. The Mobile Solutions division will focus on high-end devices running the Symbian and MeeGo platforms. The Mobile Phones unit will focus on entry-level and mid-range handsets running the Series 40 platform. The Markets unit will focus on sales and marketing activities, and managing operations. The new structure will be effective starting July 1, and Nokia believes it will help the company bring innovative products to market faster.
HTC to Drop Entry-Level Phones, Focus On Profits
HTC plans to exit the entry-level phone market moving forward and will instead focus its handset portfolio on high-margin devices. The company made the comments during a conference call with media to discuss its fourth quarter financial results.
ZTE to Focus On Fewer Phones for 2015
ZTE has decided to reduce the number of devices it will bring to market during 2015. Rather than flood the market with a range of handsets, ZTE will focus on just a few devices that offer its core experience.
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.
Nokia Makes HERE Sale to Audi, BMW, Daimler Official
Nokia today formally announced the sale of its HERE Maps business unit to a consortium of three German auto makers. Audi, BMW, and Daimler have agreed to buy HERE Maps for $3 billion.
Part of the problem with Nokia is that it is really a very large company. Nokia is the GM of the celluar industry and the amount of devices they produce is staggering.
But with size comes certain problems like gettings stuck into certain processes, certain suppliers, specific brands, etc. When GM re-org'ed itself and dropped the platforms that were producing, we saw GM take off.
I have been beta testing S^3 on an X16 for nearly 4 months and I will say that while it is no iPhone/iPad it is on par or better than everything else. It's simply different, in a Finnish/European type of way.
The Wiki on Nokia is really educating. So many App...
Nokia is a master