Nokia Posts Big Loss, But Not Because Of Mobile Phones Business

Posted: Oct 15 2009, 7:05am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 4:51pm CDT, in News | Technology News

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Nokia announced their Q3 numbers today and stunned with a 559m Euro (~$835 million) loss.
Nokia had to take big one-off charges and impairments on Nokia Siemens Networks unit.

The Phone business is down for Nokia as well compared to last year, but that was expected. Nokia’s net sales of EUR 9.8 billion (~$14.5 billion) are down 20% compared to last year's Q3. The number of mobile device volume was 108.5 million units which is down 8% compared to last year, but the market share of 38% stayed the same. Nokia expects industry mobile device volumes in the fourth quarter 2009 to be up and their market share to stay stable.
Nokia published their Q3 numbers in this pdf. The photo shows the new hot Nokia N900 Linux phone available for pre-order on

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