I am so excited to write about this.
Yesterday I came to know that Nokia launched a dedicated page on photography & why not it’s one company that has been a fan of Photography you can say from Day One. Using the word ‘Fan’ would be injustice on my part.
It’s the one company that has continuously innovated on Camera front & had this vision from long back. What we are continuously seeing since last many years is ‘the execution of this’ & the fruits of it.
One of your favorite blogs has just turned a little older but shorter with its new name/domain which is now “nokiatheone.com“.
Nothing has changed except for the name/domain as any clicks on the older address will be diverted to the new one. Also intact are your Facebook Likes & your following on Twitter or the Blog itself.
Wish us good luck in this adventure of ours. We will ensure that you get the bestest of Nokia news from us.
Any kind of feedback is appreciated.
Just to give you a brief overview, PureView Phase 1 implemented by Nokia in 808 PureView gives you the best camera ever in a Smartphone with the ability of a loss-less zoom both while clicking Images & shooting Videos (all possible with the patented Over Sampling tech by Nokia) and a whole lot of Manual settings & customizations.
Nokia 808 PureView has the best Camera in a phone since 2012 & will continue to do so for a near future.
PureView Phase 2 implemented in Nokia Lumia 920 is all about taking best Low-light images ever possible in a phone accompanied with the first ever Optical Image Stabilization in a Smartphone which allow you to take shake free videos. Combine all this with the algorithms from Nokia & you get Amazing Low-light Imaging capability & a glimpse of huge potential that can be explored in future via Software updates.
Nokia Lumia 920 is the best Camera Smartphone in the market right now toppling all that has come from the Competition & has been rightly rewarded for the same in form of Several Awards.
Must see Video below
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Gartner has released the Q4 2012 & 2012 Report on Mobile Phone Market Share & Sales which reads as below.
Q4 2012 Report
Q4 2012 OS-wise Report
Takeaways from Nokia’s point of View
- Nokia still the No. 2 Sales & Marketshare wise both in Q4 2012 & 2012.
- Windows Phone(/Mobile) grows YoY by 124.2%.
- Windows Phone continues to grow & is at No. 4 slightly behind RIM & well ahead of Bada.
- Q1 2013 will probably see Windows Phone overtaking RIM BB with budget launches in the form of Nokia Lumia 620 & devices from other manufacturers world-wide.
- In the fourth quarter of 2012, Nokia’s handset sales improved from a good response to its Asha mobile phones and the launch of the latest Lumia Windows Phone 8 models. It was not sufficient to stop Nokia to lose further market share, totaling 18 percent, the lowest it has ever been. In 2012, Nokia reached 39.3 million smartphone sales worldwide, down 53.6 percent from 2011. Analysts said that aside from the continued focus on Lumia, Nokia needs to build on momentum around Asha in 2013 by adding devices and apps to further enhance its overall value proposition and, in doing so, moving up the price point slightly to achieve better margins breaching the gap left by Symbian.
On 3rd Eco-system by Gartner
- “2013 will be the year of the rise of the third ecosystem as the battle between the new BlackBerry10 and Widows Phone intensifies”.
Nokia Financial Report Q4 2012 – $585 Million Profit, 4.4 Million Lumia’s Sold & an increased Net Cash Reserve of $5.8 Billion
I have been pretty busy over the last few days so pardon me for lesser number of posts, next few days will also be the same however I intend to cover all the news that broke recently all in a single day and much more. So stay tuned.
For now, let’s have a look at Nokia’s financial report for Q4 2012.
Straight from Nokia,
Fourth quarter 2012 highlights:
Nokia Group non-IFRS EPS in Q4 2012 was EUR 0.06; reported EPS was EUR 0.05.
- Nokia Group achieves underlying operating profitability, with Q4 non-IFRS operating margin of 7.9%.
- Nokia Group strengthened its net cash position by approximately EUR 800 million sequentially, of which approximately EUR 650 million was generated by Nokia Siemens Networks.
- Devices & Services Q4 non-IFRS operating margin improved quarter-on-quarter to 1.3%, due to an increase in gross margin as well as a decrease in operating expenses.
- Nokia Siemens Networks non-IFRS operating margin improved quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year to a 14.4% in Q4, the highest level of underlying operating profitability since its formation in April 2007, primarily due to an increase in gross margin.
Full year 2012 highlights:
Nokia Group full year 2012 non-IFRS EPS was EUR -0.17; reported EPS was EUR -0.84.
- Nokia Group achieves underlying operating profitability, with full year 2012 non-IFRS operating margin of 0.4%.
- Nokia Group ends 2012 with a strong balance sheet and solid cash position. Gross cash was EUR 9.9 billion and net cash was EUR 4.4 billion, after incurring cash outflows related to restructuring of approximately EUR 1.5 billion and dividend payment of approximately EUR 750 million.
- To ensure strategic flexibility, the Nokia Board of Directors will propose that no dividend payment will be made for 2012 (EUR 0.20 per share for 2011). Nokia’s Q4 financial performance combined with this dividend proposal further solidifies the company’s strong liquidity position.
What Stephen Elop, Nokia CEO said,
“We are very encouraged that our team’s execution against our business strategy has started to translate into financial results. Most notably we are pleased that Nokia Group reached underlying operating profitability in the fourth quarter and for the full year 2012.
While the first half of 2012 was difficult for Nokia Group, in Q4 2012 we strengthened our financial position,
improved our underlying operating margin in Devices & Services, introduced the HERE brand to expand our mapping and location experiences, and drove record profitability in Nokia Siemens Networks.
We remain focused on moving through our transition, which includes continuing to improve our product
competitiveness, accelerate the way we operate and manage our costs effectively. All of these efforts are aimed at improving our financial performance and delivering more value to our shareholders.”
I will try to break this in to something meaningful in our future posts.
For now wish you a happy day & yeah ‘hang on’ .. Nokia is making a come-back !! 🙂
Source – Nokia Report
Nokia releases preliminary Financial Report for Q4 2012 – Beats expectations, Achieves underlying Profitability, Lumia sales exceeds Symbian, Asha leads !
In a rather surprising move, Nokia has officially released its Preliminary Financial information for Q4 2012 & Preliminary Outlook for Q1 2103.
According to Press Release,
Nokia now estimates that Devices & Services has exceeded expectations and achieved underlying profitability in the fourth quarter 2012.
– Mobile Phones business unit and Lumia portfolio delivered better than expected results; and
– Operating expenses were lower than expected.
– Devices & Services non-IFRS operating margin for the fourth quarter 2012 now expected to be between break even and positive 2 percent.
Seasonality and competitive environment are expected to have a negative impact on the first quarter 2013 underlying profitability for Devices & Services, compared to the fourth quarter 2012.
Nokia also estimates that Nokia Siemens Networks has exceeded expectations for the fourth quarter 2012, delivering record underlying profits and a third consecutive quarter of underlying profitability.
– Strong performance in higher margin product categories and geographic regions; and
– Better than expected cost management.
– Nokia Siemens Networks non-IFRS operating margin for the fourth quarter 2012 now expected to be between 13 and 15 percent.
Seasonality is expected to have a negative impact on the first quarter 2013 underlying profitability for Nokia Siemens Networks, compared to the fourth quarter 2012.
Nokia estimates Total Device sales to be 86.3 million units (Devices & Services contributing to EUR 3.9 Billion)
- Total Mobile phone sales account for 79.6 million units (EUR 2.5 Billion).
- Of the total Mobile phone sales, Asha are 9.3 million units.
- Total Smartphone sales account for 15.9 million units
- Nokia considers Asha series as Smartphones & hence are included in the above 15.9 million units.
- Smartphone sales breakup, Asha – 9.3 million, Lumia – 4.4 million & Symbian – 2.2 million.
According to Nokia,
Nokia currently estimates that Devices & Services non-IFRS operating margin for the fourth quarter 2012 was between break even and positive 2 percent, which compares to the previous outlook of approximately negative 6 percent, plus or minus four percentage points.
Stephen Elop (Nokia CEO) commented,
“We are pleased that Q4 2012 was a solid quarter where we exceeded expectations and delivered underlying profitability in Devices & Services and record underlying profitability in Nokia Siemens Networks. We focused on our priorities and as a result we sold a total of 14 million Asha smartphones and Lumia smartphones while managing our costs efficiently, and Nokia Siemens Networks delivered yet another very good quarter.”
However Nokia states that 1st Quarter of 2013 will be different & warns of a negative operating margin as below,
Nokia expects its non-IFRS Devices & Services operating margin in the first quarter 2013 to be approximately negative 2 percent, plus or minus four percentage points. This outlook is based on Nokia’s expectations regarding a number of factors, including:
– competitive industry dynamics continuing to negatively affect the Smart Devices and Mobile Phones business units;
– the first quarter being a seasonally weak quarter;
– consumer demand, particularly for our Lumia and Asha smartphones;
– continued ramp up for our new Lumia smartphones;
– expected cost reductions under Devices & Services’ restructuring program; and
– the macroeconomic environment.
You can refer the entire press release here
Source – Nokia