2011 was a highly turbulent year for Nokia,
a company that tore itself away from its roots and aligned
itself with Microsoft
and Windows Phone 7.5 during 2011. Nokia's new Windows
phones are looking promising, but it will be a while
before we can judge their market success. However, across
the board sales slumped and the stock price took a very
This year saw the first and last MeeGo phone, the
N9. Symbian finally came of age with Symbian
Belle, just as Nokia start to wind down their Symbian
don't know when the last Symbian handset will be launched,
but we do expect to see handsets running this OS still
be announced through to the end of 2012.
At the bottom end of the market, Nokia continue to
innovate with dual-SIM phones, their distinctive "Touch
and Type" range plus the new Asha
line-up of value feature phones. Nokia have struggled
against rivals Samsung in this sector, but we think
that Nokia have the edge when it comes to innovation
in the value end of the market.
2012 will be a difficult year for Nokia, but it is
in everybody's interest that it remains a competitive
and strong player, but it may never again be the dominant
player it was a few years ago.