Nokia Sales predictions forsee death to ever shrinking Symbian OS
Do youknow what happens when you explain to everybody that you’re abandoning the enterprise loved Symbian for Windows Phone? The sales of Symbian start to slow eventually becoming a trickle and then finally dry up. No matter how many times you assure people that you want to be able to sell 150 million new Symbian devices, and it does not matter how long you attempt to commit to supporting Symbian phones and devices, Symbian is essentially dead to developers and consumers alike as well as the never evolving devices. So, we are not surprised to hear that Nokia just reduced its devices and services outlook adn projection for Q2 of 2011. The updated guidance calls for devices and services net sales to be substantially below the EUR 6.1 billion to EUR 6.6 billion expected in Q2 due to lower than expected average selling prices on lower volumes. It also sees margins drifting below the expected range of 6 percent to 9 percent due to lower than expected net sales.
On the positive side, Nokia does say that it has “increased confidence” that it will ship its first Windows Phone product in Q4 2011. We really hope so.