Symbian is dead, period. At least can Windows save Nokia?
Nokia just previewed their Q1 2012 results ultimately to conclude that it’s a disaster. This quarter Nokia has managed to sell 2 million Lumias out of the 12 million phones sold and rest Symbian. In the Quarter 4 of 2011, they had managed to sell 19.6 million smartphones. 18 to 19 million of them were Symbian devices. The derivation is simple. Symbian sales have dropped by 8 or 9 million in a period of just 3 months.
Why but? iOS is iOS, and to degrade it to the worst level, the pushy low cost Android phones coming into play. With the current features, for instance the huge Google play store and with free apps all around, Android is giving a real tough time to even iOS, forget Symbian.
And you are keeping an eye on the current market, do you think further production of Symbian phones would make any difference to the market segment share of Nokia.
Nokia have had some good times, in 2010 primarily and with decent earnings in 2011. Those are just fond memories now. 2012 shows the current status which is actually better unseen.
Nokia has been able to gain a 0.4% of the 150 million smartphones sold in 2012. All this growth was achieved on the Microsoft Windows 7.5 platform. The models that led through are Lumia 800 and 710. Also 2012 are all about Windows smartphones from Nokia, and for sure they are going to work on the Windows 8 incorporation. This is the only weapon they seem to have in hand. Will it be able to reach destination on time but? Amidst the heavy traffic of Android and iOS.
But even before we get onto Windows 8, let’s see where the Lumia 900 (rolling out worldwide in few days) leads Nokia to?