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  1. #1
    John Phillips
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    (As an aside to this, Nokia have announced that in Australia, they intend
    to release 40 new handsets this year).

    Nokia plans to sack 350 in US
    Helsinki
    January 28, 2005 - 1:18PM


    Nokia, the world's leading mobile phone maker, said on Thursday it would cut
    350 jobs in the United States and would revamp its range of handsets for the
    North American market in light of disappointing results there last year.

    The company earlier reported net profit of ¤1.02 billion ($US1.33 billion)
    in the fourth quarter and of ¤3.20 billion for all of 2004, beating
    forecasts, but profit showed a decline of 13 and 11 percent respectively
    from the previous year.

    The company posted fourth-quarter sales of ¤9.1 billion, up three percent
    from the ¤8.8 billion it reported for the same quarter a year earlier.

    Analysts surveyed by AFP's financial news service AFX had expected
    fourth-quarter sales of ¤8.4 billion.

    The mobile phone giant said it had sold a record 66.1 million handsets in
    the fourth quarter, giving it 34 percent of the world market, down from 37
    percent in the same period a year earlier but up from 32 percent in the
    third quarter.

    While Nokia remained unscathed as the rest of the telecom sector slogged
    through post high-tech bubble problems a few years ago, the company saw its
    market share taper off at the beginning of 2004, largely due to its slow
    pick-up on the popularity of fold-out clamshell phones.

    "For Nokia, device volumes also reached new highs for the fourth quarter and
    full year largely backed by the ongoing boom in growth markets such as Latin
    America, Russia, India and China, and brisk sales of color screen and camera
    phones," Nokia chief executive Jorma Ollila said in a statement.

    He added however that "our North American phone volumes were... disappointing."

    AFP

    http://smh.com.au/articles/2005/01/2...850087690.html

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    Cocoa8301
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    Everyone I know who has ever had a Nokia phone, including myself, has had problems with it from day 1. Nokia makes a crappy phone.



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    Ivor Jones
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    "Cocoa8301" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Everyone I know who has ever had a Nokia phone, including myself, has
    > had problems with it from day 1. Nokia makes a crappy phone.


    Now they may well do, but I've had Nokia phones for the last 7 years,
    first a 702 (Orange version of the 6130) then a 6150, 6210 and finally
    6310i. The 6210 was a bit of a disappointment after the 6150, which was
    excellent in its day, but the 6310i wins hands down, it is most definitely
    the best business oriented phone around. Nokia will rue the day they
    stopped its production in favour of flashy camera phones with colour
    screens. The 6310i does what a phone is designed to do - make phone
    calls - and it does it better than most. The battery life is phenomenal.

    I have three and I wouldn't sell them for any money..! (Well maybe, but
    most likely more than you'd want to pay..!)

    Ivor





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    Simon VK3XEM
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    Re: Nokia not doing well in U$A

    Cocoa8301 wrote:
    > Everyone I know who has ever had a Nokia phone, including myself, has
    > had problems with it from day 1. Nokia makes a crappy phone.
    >


    I haven't had any real problems with my Nokias, not like the crap
    Ericsons I have had in the past!


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    Rv!
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    Re: Nokia not doing well in U$A

    Exactly the same chain of phone I've had over the years.
    Always excellent quality and performance, however I
    do worry about the newer ones as they do feel particularly
    flimsy in the hand.

    Rv!





  6. #6
    John S.
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    Re: Nokia not doing well in U$A

    >Everyone I know who has ever had a Nokia phone, including myself, has
    >had problems with it from day 1. Nokia makes a crappy phone.


    And - Everyone I know who has ever had a Nokia phone, including myself, has
    NEVER had problems with it from day 1. Nokia makes a GREAT phone.



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    Cocoa8301
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    More people must have displeasure with the Nokia firm, because of the sales slump. But I am sure there are many other factors that could be contributing to the decline in sales.



  8. #8
    John Phillips
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    Re: Nokia not doing well in U$A



    On Sat, 5 Feb 2005, at 08:53:41 [GMT -0600] (01:53:41 Sunday, 6 February
    2005 where I live) "Cocoa8301" wrote:

    > More people must have displeasure with the Nokia firm, because of the
    > sales slump. But I am sure there are many other factors that could be
    > contributing to the decline in sales.


    Worldwide, sales are increasing.

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    Cocoa8301
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    I know, just not in the US



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    bgeer
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    Re: Nokia not doing well in U$A

    Cocoa8301 <[email protected]> writes:


    >I know, just not in the US



    Remember, US voted for G.W.Bush...:-)



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    John S.
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    >Remember, US voted for G.W.Bush...:-)
    >


    An Excellent Choice!

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  12. #12
    John Doe
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    Re: Nokia not doing well in U$A

    I agree. The 5110 was also a great phone. I'm using a 6610i @ the mo'.

    "John S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > >Everyone I know who has ever had a Nokia phone, including myself, has
    > >had problems with it from day 1. Nokia makes a crappy phone.

    >
    > And - Everyone I know who has ever had a Nokia phone, including myself,

    has
    > NEVER had problems with it from day 1. Nokia makes a GREAT phone.
    >
    >
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    > --
    > John S.
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    >







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