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Welcome to 1997: Nokia's Market Share at Its Lowest in 14 Years

wile_coyoteYet another dismal milestone in Nokia’s long devolution from industry colossus.

Though it remains the world’s leading handset maker, new metrics from Gartner reveal an ugly decline in its reach. Over the past few years Nokia’s global market share has fallen to 25 percent, roughly the same level it was at in 1997. Between the first quarter of 2010 and the first quarter of 2011 alone, the company’s share declined 5.5 percentage points.

This during a period when worldwide mobile device sales spiked 19 percent year over year to 427.8 million units, Android grew its market share to 36 percent from 9.6 percent and upstart rivals like Apple sold 16.9 million iPhones, more than doubling the number it sold during the same quarter last year. A nasty revelation for Nokia, particularly coming as it does little more than a month after HTC soared past it in market cap.

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus