Nokia aiming for Windows Phone 8 carrier exclusives in Europe?

Nokia aiming for Windows Phone 8 carrier exclusives in Europe?It’s hard to imagine Windows Phone making a dent in terms of smartphone market share if things carry on the way they are. I genuinely can’t recall seeing a single Windows Phone in the wild to date.

Nokia, for one, is looking to crank things up a notch, and reportedly the Finns reckon carrier exclusives might serve to boost the profile of the Windows Phone 8 Lumias.

That’s the story according to sources of the Financial Times. They’re whispering that Nokia is in talks with European networks, specifically France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom.

The theory is that operators, receiving a share of the profits from device sales, would have a vested interest in the success of the Windows Phone 8 Lumias, and as such the phones would benefit from increased promotion. Everybody wins.

In any case, carrier exclusives or not, the Windows Phone 8 Lumias will have decidedly stiff competition in the form of the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Er, good luck, Nokia.

via: The Verge

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Pondlife  Jul. 23, 2012 at 11:52

You can imagine the networks will be queueing up after the roaring success of wp7

Treab  Jul. 23, 2012 at 11:59

they might if they get to keep 99.9% of the purchase price and nokia pays all local taxes associated with it...

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 23, 2012 at 12:48

they might if they get to keep 99.9% of the purchase price and nokia pays all local taxes associated with it...
You mean M$ pay all the local taxes...after all, it's quite clear that M$ are the only thing keeping Nokia afloat these days.

Treab  Jul. 23, 2012 at 12:51

they might if they get to keep 99.9% of the purchase price and nokia pays all local taxes associated with it...
You mean M$ pay all the local taxes...after all, it's quite clear that M$ are the only thing keeping Nokia afloat these days.


thought that was a given... which didnt need speaking...

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 23, 2012 at 13:55

a) skype b ) skype c) Many networks that stocked the first 3 Lumias ignored the Lumia 900...

I guess if they can double their current share because of christmas, they are doing well...
But who knows?
Mass storage is certainly welcome in Apollo - and who knows what they come up with in terms of hardware? And hey, launching WP8 right after (?) iOS 6 and the iPhone 5... what could go wrong?

Stelph  Jul. 23, 2012 at 16:34

Interesting strategy, considering how well it worked for the Palm Pre (facepalm)

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 23, 2012 at 18:28

Interesting strategy, considering how well it worked for the Palm Pre (facepalm)
Yes... Palm & O2. What a team.

Treab  Jul. 23, 2012 at 20:31

Interesting strategy, considering how well it worked for the Palm Pre (facepalm)
Yes... Palm & O2. What a team.


maybe they will team up with tesco mobile in the uk :D that would work...

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