Nokia is in very desperate situation at the moment as it has not received the kind of response it expected of its recently launched Lumia range of smartphones especially 800, on Windows platform. This is do or die situation for Nokia and this is their last attempt to remain in reckoning. Nokia is themselves to be blamed for entering the smartphone market too late when smartphones working on Android operating software, have become household names and Samsung has taken the lead in this segment after Apple’s iPhone.
As per various analysts, Samsung will supersede even Apple in smartphone shipments in 2012 and this was waiting to happen going by the success of various smartphones of Samsung especially Galaxy II and earlier models.
Coming back to Nokia, it is facing battery problems in its 800 model and this smartphone has not proved game changer for Nokia. Despite this, Nokia is planning to introduce another model Nokia 900 on Windows platform. A leaked image suggests that the Finnish giant is expected to unveil this model at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to be held in Las Vegas in January second week. The company is also expected to announce several other smartphones along with the Lumia 900 at the event.
Lumia 900 which resembles Lumia 800 in looks, will come with a 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display and will include the new Windows Phone Tango update. The smartphone is also likely to feature a front-facing camera and is expected to come in a variety of colour options. Lumia 900 is also said to sport a 1.4GHz processor, an 8 megapixel rear camera with single LED flash. It is also rumoured to pack support for 4G LTE networks.
Nokia cannot afford to loose the momentum and fortunately, it has very good hardware and also got the Windows platform, but sometimes even combination of good things does not sell. Hope year 2012 will prove lucky for Nokia and they will be able to regain the lost ground.
I wonder what would have been the scene had Nokia decided to made its smartphones on Android platforms. The market of smartphones would have been on fire? May be or may not be? It is anybody’s guess.