Without Nokia, Windows Phone Sales Would Be Downright Pitiful

AdDuplex, the largest cross-promotion network between Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) Windows Phone and Windows 8 apps, recently released its worldwide monthly findings, showing Nokia (NYSE: NOK  ) pulling more than its weight for Windows Phone. In particular, nearly 75% of Windows Phone devices in the world are now made by Nokia. In this video, Motley Fool contributor Steve Heller discusses which company is bearing more risk and if there are any potential bright spots to the story.

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 April 16, 2013, at 11:18 AM, cdgoin wrote:

    So.. a second article bashing WP in the same day.. to go with the ones from yesterday and the day before. SEC needs to investigate just how much shorting the people at Motley Fool and Forbes are shorting MS stock.. they really do.

  • Report this Comment On April 16, 2013, at 11:20 AM, cdgoin wrote:

    BTW all this negativity isn't hurting their stock.. so you might want to go and get out of your shorts before you lose even more.

  • Report this Comment On April 16, 2013, at 5:07 PM, Itshadeed wrote:

    Long Nokia!!! Just added more shares

  • Report this Comment On April 16, 2013, at 6:07 PM, SonofCaan wrote:

    Over 75% of WP market share for Nokia is scary. Everything hinges upon the success of MSFT's treatment of not only WP, but their vision of a unified desktop. That's taken seriously into question in light of Windows 8 lack of interest, doing so poorly that reports out today suggest the next W8 update will remove the Metro interface from default. W8 tablets aren't fairing well against Apple and Samsung, either. What Nokia is left with is a mobile OS that doesn't fit into desktop unification, but is relegated to compete against Android and an assortment of low-margin Chinese mobile makers. They may do well in this area but profits will remain difficult to maintain without high-end Lumia sales.

    Samsung jumps on every spec bandwagon they can, yet their lack of interest in WP8 suggests that platform isn't worth the pursuit.

  • Report this Comment On April 17, 2013, at 9:22 AM, caruso81 wrote:

    I'm sorry, but this is dumb. It's like saying that without Apple, iOS sales would be downright pitiful. Well, duh. Just because I can put Android on anything with a battery, doesn't mean that is a good thing.

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