Originally Posted by hill60
Maybe Nokia can stop falling, another 2% this year.
Seen the Q4 2009 results? Nokia gained 5 points. Nokia had a bad start to the year but they recovered significantly towards the end. Their last financial reports showed net income up 65%.
2010/2011 is going to be very interesting. Apple, Google and RIM are riding on strong growth. Nokia and Microsoft will finally release competitive versions of the mobile operating systems. And then there's the curve balls, such as Palm and MeeGo.
Originally Posted by masternav
Let's see, if I remember things correctly (always a crap-shoot at this stage of my life), Nokia started their foray into smartphones in 1996 to establish their smartphone lead (ignoring their earlier general cellphone development), Microsoft with Windows, and RIM in 2002. iPhone rolled out in 2007, and Android of course came out in 2008. Number 3 in the market against more mature players doesn't suck.
You're correct. Nokia's first quasi-smartphone was the 9000 Communicator in 1996. It's first modern smartphone was the 9210 Communicator in 2000 and it's first S60 smartphone was the 7650 in 2002. So, yes, they've been in the smartphone business for a long, long time.