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Market share dropped below 30% in the first quarter 2011
Symbian applications are not so advanced like iOS apps and Android apps.
Processor below 800MHz
Cut 50% Smartphone production 2010 .
Doesn't plan to release Win7 phone until 2012
App. helps competitors gain more market share
Nokia and Microsoft cooperation On February 2011, Nokia and Microsoft announced plans to form a broad strategic partnership that would use their complementary strengths and expertise to create a new global mobile ecosystem.
Windows Phone Windows Phone is the primary smartphone platform for future Nokia devices. In partnership, Nokia and Microsoft crafted a joint strategy to deliver a vibrant ecosystem of devices and services that deliver an innovative and differentiating user experience for your apps.
Nokia N9 vs iPhone 4 N9 is a MeeGo 1.2 based Smartphone while iPhone 4 is a iOS 4 based Smartphone N9 has larger screen ( 3.9>3.6) N9 has internal memory up to 64GB while iPhone 4 has internal memory up to 32GB N9 has RAM memory 1GB while iPhone 4 has 512mb N9 has class 33 EDGE/GPRS while iphone 4 has class 10 N9 has HSDPA up to 14mbps while iPhone has HSDPA up to 7mbps N9 supports Java while iPhone does not N9 can also boot Android OS
Nokia N9 December 2011 http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =PgDaihMXkC4&feature=related
Conclusion and Recommendation According to the strong competition in the mobile phone market, Nokia should improve their mobile phone’s abilities such as function of internet using on mobile, and also produce new application to satisfy customers’ needs. They should not be too dependent on Microsoft, because it would be hazard for the company. On the other hand, Nokia should keep developing the mobile phone technology at the same time Microsoft focus on software and another application that relates to mobile phone using. It might be true that is difficult for Nokia to recover from the problems while the competition of mobile phone is very strong due to the trend of smart phones for Apple and Google’s Android operating system, but cooperation between Nokia which produces numerous portfolios and has a very large distributed channel around the world and Microsoft that is the worldwide leader in software, would create new efficiently technology to offer customers and be successful again.
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