There’s no end of bad news for Nokia these days, or so it seems. No matter how you look at the figures, things are pretty dire.
Recently we heard that Samsung had overtaken Nokia in Western Europe, and new figures published by Gartner show that Nokia’s global market share continues to plummet.
The Finns still sit at the top of the table, true, but that 25% share is the lowest since 1997. The drop from Q1 2010 to Q1 2011 alone was over 5%.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Apple and HTC were the big risers. Their market shares crept to 3.9% and 2.2% respectively. Meanwhile, Samsung, Motorola, LG and Sony Ericsson all dropped.
As we mentioned earlier in the week, the same report shows that Windows Phone is still being outsold by Windows Mobile. Can the Nokisoft marriage pull Ballmer and Elop out of their respective slumps?