Who are the Nokia company?
“Nokia is the world’s leading mobile phone supplier and a leading supplier of mobile and fixed telecom networks including related customer services.” That is a quote directly from their web site Nokia.com. That is a big statement so are they really as big as they claim. Especially considering the emergence of Apple into the phone market.
Nokia are a multinational corporation from Finland with a global annual revenue of over 40 billion euros and over 130000 employees world wide.
What are Nokia?
Nokia are the worlds largest manufacturer of mobile phones with around 30% global market share.
Where are Nokia?
Headquarters are in Kelaniemi in Espoo near to Helsinki. They are multinational having employers in over 120 countries. THey are also found on the internet at Nokia.com and also on many of the country specific sites.
Nokia company history
Formed in 1967 by the merger of three other companies. They went on to make some extremely successful phones like the Nokia 6700 and more recently the Nokia N8. They made many good phones, some bad and some really ugly models, you can see some of them here, in Nokia the good the bad and the ugly. See a more in depth historical analysis of the Nokia company history at Wikipedia
Nokia profile in the future?
Nokia were left trailing a bit by the Apple iPhone thrusting into the market. They are starting to catch up but Apple still dominate the smart phone market. One of the ways that they are adapting to Apples dominance is the release of their own app store. The Ovi store. The store allows for download of apps and music, much like the app store. This downloading from the cloud is the future of mobile technology so if they can get it up to speed they stand a chance of competing.
They have many exciting products coming out. Smartphones (C7), blackberry alternatives (C3) and even laptops. The future is bright for Nokia. They will adapt and succeed as they have done since the emergence of mobile telecommunication technology. Check out the below youTube video for a Nokia prototype that is pushing the boundaries of mobile technology.