Originally Posted by jfanning
Let's try to remember what state Apple was in years ago, how do you know that Nokia won't do the same, after all, they have been reinventing themselves for 150 years now.
You, me, no one else knows what is going to happen in the future, but it is rather naive to think Apple is the only one that can reverse issues.
Who said Apple is the only
company who can reverse issues? Lots of companies had some bad times and came back. But other companies didn't.
Apple was saved when Steve came back and fixed their product line. They really only had one major product line at the time... Macintosh computers. And it was a mess. After a little housekeeping, the funky-colored iMacs put Apple back on the map. That was only step 1
Apple didn't just stick to computers... they branched out. Like we've said... iPod, iPhone, iPad... 3 new consumer electronics markets.
And that's where I think Nokia will have some trouble. (my opinion)
You say Nokia has been reinventing themselves for 150 years... but it's mostly been in the communications industry.
So... what are they gonna do? Just speculate with me. Is their fate resting on the Lumia running Windows Phone?
The mobile phone market is cutthroat right now. There are a dozen companies selling phones.
And let's not forget the importance of timing. Apple entering the phone market in 2007 worked out pretty well for them. But Nokia staging a comeback in 2013 is pretty daring in my opinion. The threats from Samsung and rest of the Android army are bad enough... and then there's still Apple to contend with.
So if Nokia can't fix their problems with new phones... what's next? Tablets could be a step in the right direction... but Nokia will be battling PC manufacturers in a few months. And don't forget about the iPad and low-cost tablets like the Kindle Fire and whatever Google comes up with.
You're right... I can't predict the future. That's why we are having a discussion.
If the key to a company's survival is entering new markets... what new markets can Nokia enter and