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Nokia loses smartphone market share, again

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Nov 2008 22:37 User comments (1)

Nokia loses smartphone market share, again The research firm Canalys has reported that Nokia continues to lose smartphone market share to Apple and RIM.
Nokia's share has fallen from 51.4 percent for the Q3 2007 to 38.9 percent for the Q3 this year. Apple has grown from under 10 percent last year to 17.3 percent while RIM has grown to 15.2 percent for the quarter.

The firm says the strong growth for Apple can be attributed to the global launch of the iPhone 3G. The firm believes the Q4 can be very strong for RIM and push it past Apple if sales of the Bold, Storm, and Pearl 8220 devices all exceed conservative expectations.

Nokia has seen its Symbian software lose market share as well, from 68.1 percent to 46.6 percent from last year.

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117.11.2008 3:15

This is so frustrating. I need a newer smart phone to replace my Nokia 6620, and I was recently stunned to read that there was not one Symbian Series 60 phone currently available from ANY service provider in the US. So if I want to enjoy the considerable goodness of Nokia's Symbian smart phones my only option is to buy and unlocked, un-subsidized handset from Nokia themselves or from some other vendor. That sucks! Why, AT&T, why, oh why, do you insist on trying to cram Windows Mobile down our throats?


Maybe the Google phone will start to look good with v2.0?

I don't want a Blackberry or a Palm device, that's for sure, and -though I love Apple- I don't love the iPhone.

A Nokia N95 for $200 with my two year re-commitment would be nice.

Are you listening AT&T?

No, I didn't think so.

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