Symbian Is on Uncertain Ground

by Stuart Carlaw | 1Q 2010 | IN-1004916

You don’t have to be following the handset market closely to see that Symbian is in trouble. The writing has been on the wall for a number of years and unfortunately Nokia’s brave intervention may prove too late to turn the ship from its collision course. Just to put this into context, I remember being sat down during a meeting with Symbian at CTIA Wireless 2007 in Orlando and told by a Symbian Executive (who shall remain nameless) that the 70% plus market share of the smartphone market they enjoyed was more than sustainable long term despite our predictions of sub 50%, which were laughed off as ridiculous. So what has caused this downturn in fortunes for Symbian?

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