Less than a decade ago, Nokia smartphones had more market share than Android and iOS combined

On this day 9 years ago, Nokia World 2010 in London was held on which the Finnish company announced four new smartphones and it was the last event before Stephen Elop, who was announced as the new CEO 4 days before the event, started leading the company.

The four new smartphones were Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6. Technically, Nokia N8 was announced 6 months earlier, but it was delayed a few times so Nokia mentioned it on Nokia World 2010 as well as the part of the new Symbian S^3 portfolio.

Our reader Micheal (thanks for the tip ;)) pointed out that at the press event, Nokia announced that it had more market share than Android and iOS combined, with 260,000 Nokia smartphones being sold daily. Engadget had a liveblog of the event and it is really interesting to remember how that all looked less than a decade ago.

Down below, I collected some nice hands on videos from Nokia World 2010, so if you’re interested, do take a look and I recommend checking Engadget’s liveblog as well.





If we now consider that three years from Nokia World 2010 in September Nokia will be announcing the sales of the phone business that sunk down to 3% of global smartphone market share, it really shows how the tech industry is volatile to change.

I might be repeating myself, but I cannot recommend enough the free online-available book Operation Elop if you are interested in learning more what happened in Nokia between 2010 and 2013.