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  • April 19, 2012 9:22 am

    Nokia's Elop: Lumia 'actual sales have been mixed'

    A report from ZDNet’s Larry Dignan. Elop said that Nokia “exceeded expectations in markets including the United States,” but that they need to add new features “with a clear sense of urgency.”

    Good luck with that. The window for a blockbuster competitor to Android and iOS has very likely closed, and the best Windows Phone may get is—ironically enough—a position in the mobile market comparable to OS X’s position in the desktop market: maybe 10% share, enough to make a comfortable amount of money and to gather a lot of fans who are convinced they’re on to something the rest of the world doesn’t fully appreciate (and who may well be right), but not enough to ever lose dismissive adjectives in news coverage. That outcome won’t be because Nokia brought in Elop, despite what Symbian loyalists would like to believe—it’ll be because they didn’t bring him in soon enough.