Nokia puzzles me. When it was competing head to head with Ericsson, it seemed always one step ahead of the mobile phone game. But when the smart phone market started to rev up, Nokia seems to have been caught flat footed. It was not alone. Motorola was even more out of it. But Motorola has recovered somewhat and now is a player in the smart phone market with its droid. And Nokia? I just can’t figure out their strategy. They seem content to dominate the end of the market with lowest profit margins, morphing from innovator to commodity supplier.
Kevin Tofel at Giga also is puzzled. Here is the link to Kevin’s article.