Nokia – More Phoenix than Phone

Nokia – More Phoenix than Phone

In Greek mythology the Phoenix was a bird that died in flames and was then reborn from the ashes of its predecessor. Nokia’s mobile phone business has more than a passing resemblance to the Phoenix. A new company, called HMD Global will start selling a range of...
Microsoft: writing down, but not writing-off

Microsoft: writing down, but not writing-off

Microsoft announced on 8th July it is writing down the value of its Nokia Devices and Services acquisition by $7.6 billion and making a further 7,800 redundancies as part of its business unit restructuring. But it isn’t writing-off its smartphone business...
Elop: a canary in a coal mine?

Elop: a canary in a coal mine?

Microsoft announced a reorganization on 17th June that will see Stephen Elop depart the company. The devices business that he was running will be combined into a new team, Windows and Devices Group (WDG). The new group will be headed by Terry Myerson — Elop will...
Webinar : How the West Was Won

Webinar : How the West Was Won

Analyzing Sales of 3,000+ Handsets in 2014 Do you or your team need a detailed understanding of hot trends, strategies and competitive dynamics in the smartphone industry? For example: How many Galaxy Note 4s were sold last month versus iPhone 6 Plus? What is the...
Microsoft and Nokia: Making a Square Peg Fit a Round Hole

Microsoft and Nokia: Making a Square Peg Fit a Round Hole

In a few weeks I will get together with the former members of the Nokia UK running club. We meet up every year at an evening 10km race. After the race we will head to a local Indian restaurant for curry and, likely, plenty of beer. The banter will be rich and the...