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Final Q4 Numbers and Full Year 2012 Stats for Smartphone Market Shares...
Nokia gets an F- score...a total disaster. Failed to get above even the suiciding blackberry.
4TH - NOKIA - 35.0 million smartphones, 5.1% market share,
Shrunk 55% from 2011, loss-making, F-
Last 8 quarters market share 24% - 16% - 14% - 13% - 8% - 7% - 4% - 3%
Nokia is a total wreck. Nokia towered over its rivals only 24 months ago, twice as big as its nearest rivals (this is a bigger dominance of an industry than Toyota or GM or Volkswagen have ever had in cars, bigger than HP or Dell or IBM or Apple have ever had in personal computers). Nokia grew more in year 2010 than its rivals like Apple, RIM and Samsung, meaning Nokia was pulling away from the competition, the gap to the rivals was growing, not shrinking. Nokia sold 100 million smartphones in 2010 and did this with increasing profits and increasing profitability. This was done using the old Symbian OS which Nokia was about to replace with the highly admired and desired MeeGo OS. That all, new CEO Stephen Elop observed, and decided that when you are twice as big as your nearest rivals, highly profitable and growing faster than your rivals - that is a catastrophy so bad, you stand on a 'burning platform' and Nokia had to abandon this degree of 'failure' and instead select the least successful, most undersirable, bug-filled and risky platform, Windows for its smartphones - a move that had destroyed every other company that ever tried this moronic move in mobile.
Immediately after announcing this mad Microsoftian misadventure, Nokia was plunged into disasterous sales collapse globally. Nokia's massive market share of 29% in Q4 of 2010 fell to 12% in Q4 of 2011 - literally a world record collapse of a global market leader. Not only was this worse than any other handset industry failure like Palm, Motorola, Siemens and Blackberry, this is literally the worst collapse of a market leader of any industry, ever.
Failed in 2012, but you are dam wrong about 2013....no year new chanches and people change quickly if you do not innovate.
Iphones are sold without or with contract in the Netherlands for less then 50%.. is this because they do not sell anymore. At least margin of Apple does fall down, like every one trick pony experienced