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Strategies for a discontinuous future.





Consulting & advisory, research notes, in the press, about bubblegen,
next wednesdays.





Wednesday, October 15, 2003
 


There were less than 500 N-Gages sold in the UK in it's launch week. Ouch!!

Nokia really blew this one. They needed to build up some unique complements - killer games - that you couldn't play anywhere else. Right now, the platform has very little value - crap games, a crap main component (the N-Gage itself), and no network externalities. No wonder no one's buying it.

They also need to build a learning capability - people have been pointing the flaws in the N-Gage for months. Obviously, ignoring them wasn't the smartest move.

-- umair // 5:48 PM //


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