Stuffing the channel? I don't hear stories about huge write downs. If anything Nokia was supply constrained most of the year on most models.
The number sold isn't that small. That's the point, the number sold is larger than BlackBerry at its height.
They are making progress - but 8.8 million windows phone sales is not "larger than Blackberry at its height". http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/29/5041666/nokia-lumia-sales-q3-2013 Blackberry's top was http://aaplinvestors.net/stats/iphone/bbvsiphone/ . Revenue wise - ASP is falling for lumia and is well below what Blackberry was dosing. Lumia is making headway against the low end android market.
I do not think one can compare different manufacturers use rate since OS and geography has an impact, but you probably can compare Galaxy S4 to S3 to S2. Notice that the S4 is selling very poorly compared to the S3 at this time.
I think the total cost of ownership of an iPhone is much less than a high end Android phone due to its longevity and OS upgrade policy.
Contrast that with the Keystone Pipeline - high level blue-collar jobs with further job creation in the refineries. If we do not build the pipeline here, the Canadians are likely to build one to the ocean and export the stuff to be refined somewhere else and the result will be the loss of well paying jobs. When we choose to not develop ANWR and states elect to not drill for oil and gas - then we are shipping these jobs overseas.
Require the return to single use plastic bags for one quarter.
Go back to reusable bags.
Study hospital data.
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