Nokia “expects its share of the global handset market to remain flat next year, amid mounting competition from Apple Inc.’s iPhone and lower-end Chinese devices,” Diana ben-Aaron reports for Bloomberg.
“Nokia’s share of the smart-phone market, the industry’s fastest-growing piece, slid to 39.3 percent in the third quarter from 42.3 percent a year earlier, while Apple [17.1%] and BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion [20.8%], gained, according to researcher Gartner Inc.,” ben-Aaron reports.
“The company is releasing new touch-screen phones and improved applications to compete with Apple’s iPhone, which has made the U.S. company the world’s most profitable handset vendor, according to market researcher Strategy Analytics. Nokia lags behind Apple in applications, the new battleground for handset makers,” ben-Aaron reports.
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MacDailyNews Take: Hey, Nokia’s only 130,000 or so apps behind Apple. Let’s not talk about the operating systems, user interfaces, app store credit card accounts and ease-of-use, third-party accessories, vehicle integration, industrial design…