Apple that has only two phone, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 have displaced, removed,pushed over, kicked,(any other synonyms you might want to add), has become the brand that took away Nokia‘s top spot as the biggest smartphone vendor in the World after 15 Long years. Looks like not many people bought into the “15 Saal Ka bharosa” campaign, at least outside India they didn’t. For the past few years Nokia has failed to produce a a good competitive smartphone and rather than putting effort into getting a whole package of complete satisfactory user Experience they dumped the market with overpriced outdated sluggish phones.
Apple Launched the First iPhone in 2007 that redefined the meaning of “Smartphone”, from so called smartphone that never got an improvement update and were replaced a new phone with the same hardware specs with an improved software. A transition from First Party apps to a full ecosystem of Third party app developers, from a user interface with a menu within a menu, in which setting an alarm needed you to go in four different menus to a cleaner and user friendly UI. Truly revolutionized the Smartphone Market, forcing other manufacturers to work harder, Like Samsung and HTC now posing a tough competition to the iPhone and giving the user an always improving Smartphone Market.
News of Apple beating Nokia comes from Financial Times:
Nokia has been overtaken by Apple as the world’s biggest smartphone producer by volume after another sharp fall in sales during the second quarter.
The troubled Finnish mobile phone maker made a net loss of €368m ($524m) during the three-month period as revenues declined 7 per cent to €9.3bn.
Shipments of Nokia smartphones declined by 34 percent to 16.7m units, compared with the 20.3m iPhones shipped by Apple in its second quarter.
Nokia’s only hope seems to be the lowest market segment, i.e the phones below 5000INR or 100USD and Windows Phone 7 Devices expected to be launched in the Forth quater of this year, and longer Nokia delays more the time other Manufacturers get to take over.
So What do you think, Can Nokia reclaim that spot again?