Nokia’s Microsoft Phones May Not Get Traction, Analyst Says

I don’t usually put a lot of faith in analysts, as they’re usually talking out of their asses (it’s right in the name). But this article by Brian X. Chen might actually be right. Take this quote:

James Faucette, an analyst at Pacific Crest Securities, cut his forecast for Nokia Windows phone sales this quarter to 500,000 units from two million on Tuesday…

That’s disappointing news. You have me there, because Windows phones aren’t doing that well to begin with. Now, in the same sentence, lose me with your reasoning.

… explaining that Windows phones designed by Nokia had no clear advantage over other manufacturers’ devices that would allow them to compete.

I disagree completely. The hardware quality alone is better than any other phone on the market, save for the iPhone 4(S).