It also offers Internet services including applications, games, music, media and messaging, and free-of-charge digital map information and navigation services through its wholly owned subsidiary Navteq. Nokia owns a company named Nokia Solutions and Networks, which provides telecommunications network equipment and services. As of 2012, Nokia employs 101,982 people across 120 countries, conducts sales in more than 150 countries, and reports annual revenues of around â‚¬30 billion.
By the fourth quarter of 2012, it was the worlds second-largest mobile phone maker in terms of unit sales (after Samsung), with a global market share of 18. 0%. Now, Nokia only has a 3% market share in smartphones. They lost 40% of their revenue in mobile phones in Q2 2013. Nokia is a public limited-liability company listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange. It is the worlds 274th-largest company measured by 2013 revenues according to the Fortune Global 500. Nokia was the worlds largest vendor of mobile phones from 1998 to 2012.
However, over the past five years its market share declined as a result of the growing use of touchscreen smartphones from other vendors”principally the iPhone, by Apple, and devices running on Android, an operating system created by Google. The corporations share price fell from a high of US$40 in late 2007 to under US$2 in mid-2012. In a bid to recover, Nokia announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft in February 2011, leading to the replacement of Symbian with Microsofts Windows Phone operating system in all Nokia smartphones.
Following the replacement of the Symbian system, Nokias smartphone sales figures, which had previously increased, collapsed dramatically. From the beginning of 2011 until 2013, Nokia fell from its position as the worlds largest smartphone vendor to assume the status of tenth largest. On 2 September 2013, Microsoft announced its intent to purchase Nokias mobile phone business unit as part of an overall deal totaling â‚¬5. 44 billion (US$7. 17 billion). Stephen Elop, Nokias former CEO, and several other executives will join Microsoft as part of the deal.