Nokia's Marketshare Slips, But Will WP7 Turn It Around?
Or does it? Nokia has a new future ahead of them, so paying too much attention to this number may not be totally wise. During the transition period, we bet the number slips even more, but the real story will be what happens after a spate of WP7 Nokia devices hit the consumer market. And despite lower numbers, Nokia still sold 24 million smartphones in the period, which is 13% more than in 2010. Overall, they sold 108.5 million devices in Q1, and while we would expect that to slip in the near term, Nokia seems sure that WP7 products will start to move out to market in 2012.
Will a major OS transition be enough to revitalize Nokia? Many people were counting Motorola's mobile division as dead a few years back, and just look at them now.