Nokia have made the right call to close their retail stores #

Lots of links about Nokia’s closing of retail and online stores in various territories, including the UK. The big problem that I always had, at least with the retail stores, was you were sold unlocked phones. Walk fifty yards down the road, and the £450 smartphone was £55 plus £25 a month at The Carphone Warehouse. That one decision, to not ensure network details inside the store turned a promising retail strategy into little more than digital wastelands with the occasional fanatic.

Now of course the strategy is to stop bleeding money and make sensible business decisions. Like realising that direct to consumer wasn’t working, and some more focus is needed on network relations. Especially in the US.

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