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Nokia (NOK) Continues Getting Hit as Windows Phone Demand Questioned Again

June 25, 2012 11:16 AM EDT Send to a Friend
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Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) shares are at multi-year lows Monday following reports out of the Helsinki Mover, as cited by Bloomberg, that Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) recent announcement its Windows Phone 8 will not work with current models may hurt the Finnish giant more than investors initially realized.

On June 20th, Microsoft held a conference to announce the new OS, which aims to coincide with the release of Microsoft Windows 8 later this year.

One fund manager with Robeco Group said Nokia's big problem is that there's no Plan B.

The news comes following analyst calls late last week, mostly cutting expectations following Microsoft's announcement. For the most part, despite being a solid device, many expect sales of Nokia's Lumia series to slow as consumers will wait for Windows Phone 8 devices, meaning there's another though three-month time frame ahead.

Owners of Windows Phone 7 devices will be able to upgrade to Windows Phone 7.8, which features a new home screen.

The Helsinki stock market was also closed last Friday, which may account for a bit of the movement today.

Shares are 9.5 percent lower heading into the afternoon trading session.

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Nokia Lumia Series and Windows 8
JDC on 2012-06-25 13:11:32
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Ooops. That should read Samsung/LG/HTC not Google.

Nokia Lumia Series and Windows 8
JDC on 2012-06-25 13:06:55
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The reality is that Android buyers have had a similar experience without this blowback on Google stock. The latest version of the Android software is Ice Cream Sandwich (version 4.0). There are many, many Android sets which are not compatible with ICS, yet Google has been spared the savage attack by investors. At some point people are looking for a reason to sell, and they have found another one. The reality is that product wise Nokia can deliver. I guess their co-ordination with Microsoft is not as good as it might be.

maybe its all a MSFT scheme with NOK
david on 2012-06-25 11:52:24
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Drop the cap, buy for less. a smart move was to postpone the announcement as one could predict NOK will drop on announcement.

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