Operating System

November 20, 2010

Nokia Turnaround faces another Bump as Flagship Smartphone N8 faces Power Problems

Nokia is trying to turnaround its sinking fortunes with a radical change in strategy which involves New Hardware - N8,Software - Meego Operating System with Intel,AMD and Management - Elop from Microsoft.However the changes don't seem to be working as of now.White Box Mobile Phones from China continue to erode Nokia's marketshare in emerging markets while Google and Apple finish it off in the high end smartphone segments.N8 with its 12 Megapixel Camera was supposed to be Nokia's answer to the iPhone and Android handsets Galaxy,Incredible and Droid.However N8 is already facing teething problems with Delays,Lack of Sex Appeal and the latest power problems with some of its handsets.This is not going to do any good to Nokia's smartphone prospects as it lacks the aura of the iPhone.Despite some Signal problems,iPhone sales have continued to power through while Nokia does not have anything near the same brand power.It is playing the role of a challenger despite its dominant marketshare in the world smartphone market and can't afford any missteps.
October 13, 2010

Could Local Indian Mobile Davids Micromax,Spice Beat Global Goliaths Nokia,Samsung with Low Cost $100 Android Smartphones

Could $100 Android Phones from Local Indian Makers threaten Global Giants like LG,Samsung,Nokia in US and Europe as well While the quality of local Indian made phones are still quite poor with lots of complaints,these companies have recently got a lot of funding and support.With Mobile Handsets fast becoming a commodity with mobile apps and services becoming the more important factor,Global Handset Hardware Companies are seriously threatened.With success in one of the biggest,fast growing and competitive markets,could these small handset makers penetrate global markets as well.Micromax which is the most successful amongst the host of small,nimbe Indian companies has already starting marketing its phones in the Middle East.With low cost $100 Android phones it could lead major prices wars in the West as well.The fat margins on smartphones enjoyed by Apple,Motorola,HTC,Samsung,LG and others could be a thing of the past.Its an event that cannot be underestimated by investors in these stocks.As the sharp fall in Research in Motion and Nokia shows,the mobile market is a fast changing one and the "Hero" (pun intended) of today can easily become zeros of tomorrow.
September 10, 2010

Should you buy Nokia as Meego,N8 and a new CEO Elop from Microsoft try to change Nokia's Fortunes?

Nokia is currently trading at extremely low valuations of 12x forward earnings and around 0.7x Sales which is extremely low by Technology Sector Standards.If the company can bring back the pizzaz behind its Smartphone lines,sell of its Nokia-Siemens unit the stock could easily double here.Nokia has one of the strongest brand names in the planet with great manufacturing and excellent global distribution.All it needs is a bit of Apple like Magic to return to its glorious days.
July 13, 2010

Microsoft faces a taste of its own "Free" medicine from Android in Operating Systems

Now Android threatens Microsoft in other Technology Hardware like Tablets.Apple's iPad has made Tablets the hottest hardware category with every major PC company like Acer,Dell,HP planning new models.With Android being a huge consumer hit and free,these vendors will have little incentive to push Windows based Tablets in the Market.
July 2, 2010

Microsoft's Smartphone Entry proves to be Stillborn as Kin is officially killed

Microsoft has withdrawn its Kin range of smartphones after they proved to be a dismal failure.In my post Is Microsoft on the road to Oblivion,I had […]
June 14, 2010

Nokia fast becoming an Also-Ran as Google and Apple win Developers in Smartphone wars

Nokia is fast losing Marketshare,Brand appeal and Pricing Power in the smartphone market.Despite a nearly 40% marketshare in the worldwide mobile market and an almost equal […]
June 5, 2010

Is Microsoft on the road to Oblivion?

Microsoft arguably the most successful Technology Company ever Microsoft has been a Technology Colossus over the course of  the last two decades with its ubiquitous Windows […]
May 14, 2010

Technology Wars – Google makes a Strategic Retreat in the Smartphone Front;Closes Nexus One Web Store

Technology has seen the rise of 5-10 big Giants which are consolidating smaller companies and expanding their products/services to fight each other across  multiple segments like […]
May 13, 2010

Smartphone Skirmish – "Google Proxy" HTC retaliates against Apple through patent lawsuit

The Technology Wars between Google,Apple,Microsoft ,Nokia and others is getting more intense and interesting by the day.Smartphones is the segment where we are seeing the greatest […]