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Nokia to offer 'a lot' of new phones in US

Reuters | Tuesday, 06 May 2008

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NEW RANGE: Nokia is going to introduce many new phone models through US carriers in coming months to grab a bigger share of the lucrative mobile phone market, the Finnish phone maker says.

Nokia is going to introduce many new phone models through US carriers in coming months to grab a bigger share of the lucrative mobile phone market, the Finnish phone maker said on Monday.

Nokia sells 40 per cent of all phones sold globally, but in the United States its share has been staggering around 10 per cent as the Finnish firm has dropped own production of phones using CDMA technology, popular in the US.

Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat quoted Nokia chief designer as saying design cooperation with US operators will bear fruit soon.

"In the next few months (US) operators will carry a lot of new products from us," Alastair Curtis told the paper.

A Nokia spokesman said the company would introduce a number of new models in the United States this year -- including CDMA phones, models tailored for the US carriers and phones sold globally.


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As a loyal Nokia customer, this is great news, I am annoyed at the lack of mid-range Nokia phones available in CDMA flavour, to the point where I am delaying updating my handset for as long as possible.

 


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I thought it was quite ironic, considering Telecom consider CDMA a "cul-de-sac" technology.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/category/story.cfm?c_id=93&objectid=10505617


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Well it is, but Nokia want a bigger slice of America, where their market share is far less than the 40% they have worldwide.




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  #128758 6-May-2008 11:41
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Makes almost no difference to us, as Telecoms efforts are concentrated on the impending W-CDMA launch, where all of a sudden, handsets like the N96 will likely become a reality through their sales channels, as well as virtually any other compatible W-CDMA phone through the direct sales model, or via parallel import.

There wouldn't be many high-end Nokia fans that would choose CDMA over W-CDMA given the outright choice (In my uninformed and humble opinion).







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tonyhughes: Makes almost no difference to us, as Telecoms efforts are concentrated on the impending W-CDMA launch, where all of a sudden, handsets like the N96 will likely become a reality through their sales channels, as well as virtually any other compatible W-CDMA phone through the direct sales model, or via parallel import.

There wouldn't be many high-end Nokia fans that would choose CDMA over W-CDMA given the outright choice (In my uninformed and humble opinion).


I agree whole-heartedly.




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