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Friday, 22 October 2010 10:31

Nokia sacks 1,800, SE drops out of top 5

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Oh dear, the Nordics have cocked up
Nokia has announced plans to cull 1,800 jobs and across the border Sony Ericsson have slipped out of the top five phone makers.

Nokia announced the job cut as it reported its quarterly earnings, which were an improvement over last year, but sales were still some 2 percent down year-on-year. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said that the company was facing "a remarkably disruptive time" and warned that its market share would continue to sink. It would probably be a good idea to tell Mr Elop that it's his responsibility to turn the company around rather than make ominous warnings.

On the other side of the border things are not looking up for SonyEricsson, either. The outfit has dropped from fourth to sixth place in overall phone shipments in Q2, with a market share of 3.6 percent. This is the first time in three years that SE did not manage to make the top five. SE was outpaced by ZTE and RIM with 4.2 and 3.7 percent respectively.

Like Nokia, SE is facing increasingly stiff competition in the growing smartphone market. Samsung and LG on the other hand have adapted and grabbed 20.8 and 10 percent of the market respectively.

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+5 #1 The_Wolf88 2010-10-22 10:46
Com'on Nokia !

You want to gain market share again ?! Then Start making good high end phones like HTC and Samsung ! Start Making phones with big OSes like WM7 and Android ! Everybody knows Symbian now is just a total shit !
 
 
+3 #2 chaoseater 2010-10-22 11:24
Guess they pissed in their pants.
 
 
+3 #3 AndreiD 2010-10-22 15:07
And the sad thing is that it seems quite easy to make a good phone (even though it isn't), it just has to be a chocolate bar, with maybe a small keyboard, some good hardware and a good OS.
Even so, lots of manufacturers cock it up because they want to promote obsolete operating systems like the Symbian... or they just cost cut too much and the phones end up being bad.
 

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