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Windows Phone Inventory Build-Up: Bad Sign For Q2 Nokia Lumia Shipments | 244 comments | Create New Account
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Windows Phone Inventory Build-Up: Bad Sign For Q2 Nokia Lumia Shipments
Authored by: Gringo_ on Thursday, May 23 2013 @ 07:41 AM EDT

I appreciated you bringing that to our attention. The numbers are clear - Nokia is stuffing the channels for appearances sake. That's a desperate move.

btw: We often speculate on how long Nokia can continue, since it appears they are losing money with each Lumia sold (at least according to Tomi Ahonen's last report. ) However, I recall that their original deal with Microsoft involved payments to them of a billion dollars per quarter. Could it be that that is sufficient for them to continue shipping phones that nobody wants? Of course at some point once the channels are completely stuffed with heavily discounted phones they won't be able to even give them away.

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