Can Nokia Speed Up the Clock?

In this video, Motley Fool analyst Charly Travers discusses what investors need to watch at Nokia (NYSE: NOK  ) . Stephen Elop, Nokia's CEO, recently said that the company needs to speed up development in order to keep up with Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) , Samsung, and Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) . 

Nokia did a fantastic job with the latest Lumia 920 with an improved operating system and better features. Investors should look out for the next big thing from Nokia this upcoming summer as Elop will focus on faster development in order to compete with Samsung's successor to the Galaxy S III, as well as Google's upcoming device. Nokia needs to beat these competitors in order to attract more consumers to the Windows Mobile OS.

Nokia's been struggling in a world of Apple and Android smartphone dominance. However, the company has banked its future on its next generation of Windows smartphones. Motley Fool analyst Charly Travers has created a new premium report that digs into both the opportunities and risks facing Nokia to help investors decide if the company is a buy or sell. To get started, simply click here now.


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  • Report this Comment On December 20, 2012, at 6:22 PM, AdaJohansson wrote:

    Nokia is speeding up the clock!

    According to Nokia´s factory in Beijing, which is the biggest factory of Nokia, is producing 600 000 Lumia 920s a month. It also produces other Lumia phones,

    therefore the number is 2 million Lumia phones a month.

  • Report this Comment On December 20, 2012, at 6:26 PM, AdaJohansson wrote:

    Then other 6 Nokia factories have capacity about 1/4 of the Beijing factory each. In addition, Taiwanese Compal is still producing older Lumia phones at the same time!

  • Report this Comment On December 20, 2012, at 6:27 PM, AdaJohansson wrote:

    According to Digitimes, Nokia will also launch tablet at MWC next year.

  • Report this Comment On December 20, 2012, at 6:45 PM, AdaJohansson wrote:

    Nokia is also planning a lot of interesting things with Verizon, according to CEO Stephen Elop.

  • Report this Comment On December 20, 2012, at 7:22 PM, cpemail wrote:

    Both Apple and Nokia will become 100 billion dollars companies by June 2013, because Nokia's technology core has more value then Apple's all package and no content marketing strategy, that has to be sustained by a 10:1 marketing to engineering. That is why when Apple will fall it won't have the required core to come back. The biggest losers will be ordinary people who have their 401k money in those funds that are invested in Apple.

    Apple started by hiring people to stay in line and sleep at the stores front to create demand, and now Apple is at the point where they just can't lie to all the people all the time.

  • Report this Comment On December 20, 2012, at 8:59 PM, cpemail wrote:

    Both Apple and Nokia will become 100 billion dollars companies by June 2013, because Nokia's technology core has more value then Apple's all package and no content marketing strategy, that has to be sustained by a 10:1 marketing to engineering. That is why when Apple will fall it won't have the required core to come back. The biggest losers will be ordinary people who have their 401k money in those funds that are invested in Apple.

    Apple started by hiring people to stay in line and sleep at the stores front to create demand, and now Apple is at the point when they just can't lie to all the people all the time.

  • Report this Comment On December 20, 2012, at 9:20 PM, techy46 wrote:

    Nokia's doing just fine and really doesn't need any device from M-Fools who have degraded it for the whole of 2012.

  • Report this Comment On December 20, 2012, at 9:29 PM, longx63 wrote:

    I think the best strategy for Apple in dealing with all the threats from Nokia is to simply acquiring Nokia while it's being traded at this very low marketcap. This will allow Apple to use all the best technologies from both Nokia/Apple to build the world's best smartphone which can run both iSO and WP8, and effectively compete against Google/Samsung/Android-based smartphone. Apple has been making tons of money from producing Macbook line laptop/PC running Windows O/S, then why shouldn't they also make phone running WP8, right?

  • Report this Comment On December 21, 2012, at 1:03 AM, Same1234 wrote:

    Can Nokia Speed Up the Clock?

    You bet. Nokia speeds up not only Lumia assembly lines to push out more devices to consumers’ hands but also strategic deal makings. Just take a look at Nokia and China mobile deal to sell Lumia 920T for 703 million subscribers in China Mobile and Lumia 920 for 232 million scribers in China Union. At present, there are only 79 million 3G subscribers in China Mobile, and 70 million 3G subscribers in China Union. Even better, Nokia just started to introduce its flagship Lumia 920T, and 920 to China and these innovative smartphones already attracted many wealthy Chinese consumers since they lunched.

    According to taobao.com in China, daily tracking each retailers sales for Nokia Lumia 920, Apple ( Iphone 4S, IPhone 5), and Samsung (Galaxy Note II, 19300 Galaxy S III, 19220 Galaxy Note). The results are as follows:

    浏览过该产品的人最终购买了 ( translation in English, How many consumers actual bought each model device after they reviewed, tested samples in a store).

    48.1%买了(48.1% bought):Nokia/诺基亚 920约4555.00元 (RMB 4555.00)

    59.6%买了(59.6% bought):Apple/苹果 iPhone 5约4812.00元(RMB 4812.00)

    4.3%买了(4.3% bought):Apple/苹果 iPhone 4S约3615.00元(RMB 3615.00)

    54.0%买了(54.0% bought):Samsung/三星 GALAXY Note II约3538.00元(RMB 3538.00)

    4.1%买了(4.1% bought):Samsung/三星 I9300 GALAXY SIII约3009.00元(RMB 3009.00)

    3.4%买了(3.4% bought):Samsung/三星 I9220 Galaxy Note约2382.00元(RMB 2382.00)

    Judging from above report, Nokia Lumia 920, 920T sales are not too much behind two well-established Apple, and Samsung, ios, and Android system, respectively. The sleeping Finish telecom giant woke up after many missteps in the past 5 years. It is a new phase technology race, 4G LTE, for every smartphone maker to gain or lose new market share globally. In my humble opinion, I believe that Nokia may have a good chance to grab more market shares in near future as long as Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop implements his turnaround strategies timely, properly.

    For savvy investors, however, the question is whether the headline risk of NOK's the market share loss, revenue down, cash burn rate, --etc in the past, has created a buying opportunity. Investing Nokia stock requires the greatest fortitude in such a bearish atmosphere now because Wall Street analysts downgrade NOK stock just like there is no tomorrow. Luckily, some small investors or traders bought it at near low, let’s say $1.64 per shr but they sold it, a profit taking recently, at 50%, or 100%, even 200% higher than their original cost. That sounds great! Frankly speaking, there is nothing wrong to make a living. In a stock market, we really need bull, bear to make it work. However, fortune makers of great visions bought NOK stock not only at low price but with a large quantity of shares, load it up with his or her own research and decisions. Furthermore, they hold it long enough until those active traders come back and buy the same NOK stock at higher price again and again because Mr. market reflects its fair value as time goes by. Under this circumstance, long-term and visionary investors receive the greatest potential reward. To prove my point, you can read “I Wouldn't Sell This Stock if I Were You ”, By Tom Gardner , April 22, 2010. Unfortunately, I made same mistakes as Tom point out in his article. I learned from my mistakes again and again. Until I studied several the greatest investors’ wisdom, visions, and strategies, I am finally able to practice what they preached and preserve their great investing visions for my prosperities in my personal portfolio.

    You can find a history of such examples as PFE, XOM, TOT, BP, IBM, EMC, DELL, INTC, --etc. buy at the distressed price, hold long, sell at high and become one of a fortune makers.

    I am long PFE, XOM, TOT, EMC, INTC, NOK.

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