Hi all,

Interesting article, showing off the fact that Nokia is in serious trouble....the are caught in between the high end smartphone companies in front of them and the inexpensive phone makers, many of them in Asia who are catching up to them from behind. They are fighting two wars, one with cheaper Asian basic "dumb" phones as well as their dead Symbian OS, that they recently dumped for MS Win7.

Please use the link to get to the balance of the article.

Take care,


Analysis: Nimble Asian Rivals Raid Nokia's Emerging Markets Turf

By REUTERS,June 6, 2011, (Additional reporting by Chyen Yee in HONG KONG, Clare Jim in TAIPEI and Miyoung Kim in SEOUL; Writing by Anshuman Daga; Editing by Dean Yates)


NEW DELHI/HELSINKI (Reuters) - From New Delhi to Shanghai to Johannesburg, a flood of cheap handsets from the likes of China's ZTE and India's Micromax is destroying Nokia's top position in emerging markets.

Compounding the woes for the Finnish phone maker, Asian handset manufacturers are increasingly turning to Google's free Android software, which is popular with operators and consumers in cut-rate markets.

Nokia is already under pressure in the high-margin smartphone sector as Apple, Blackberry maker Research In Motion and Google seize market share, leaving the basic cellphone business as Nokia's most valuable part. That is now under threat.