Smartphone Wars: Hype Vs. Performance

Despite the obvious dominance of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) and Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) in the smartphone arena, the battle for third is significantly more interesting. As Nokia (NYSE: NOK  ) , with the assistance of the Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) OS, continues to battle with BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY  ) for third place, there is a significant disconnect between device perception and stock performance.

In the video below, Fool.com contributor Doug Ehrman discusses some of the major factors that have been affecting Nokia and BlackBerry, how these may play out over the next few months, and how you may want to be positioned at current levels.

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  • Report this Comment On May 02, 2013, at 10:55 AM, Oril wrote:

    It wouldn't surprise me if apple were buying its own stock today and shorting Blackberry. It's too bad they couldn't be focused instead on innovation.

  • Report this Comment On May 02, 2013, at 1:48 PM, BlackberryIsKing wrote:

    The Blackberry BB10 phones are so much superior to the Nokia phones, there's really no comparison. To InfoThatHelp: This is a fact. Too bad you can't post any more!! Hahahaha. The Z10 and Q10 run circles around the Lumia phones. Blackberry is the future of mobility. Nothing else comes close.

    BLACKBERRY RULES. Nokia sucks.

    Long Blackberry.

  • Report this Comment On May 02, 2013, at 2:24 PM, Oril wrote:

    Blackberry stock has bounced back this afternoon and is now well into positive territory despite the slew of negative headlines that have published by motley fools and others. Sales are obviously going well in Canada after all.

  • Report this Comment On May 06, 2013, at 8:53 AM, Azzras wrote:

    BB is dead. Nokia Lumias are the best phones in the market!

  • Report this Comment On May 06, 2013, at 8:55 AM, Azzras wrote:

    Also note that BB got a major government loan.

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