Nokia hopes to launch 6-12 new phones for North America in 2008
Being a global leader in the cell phone market, last year Nokia was at number 4 in the US. Aside from appointing M. Louison president for North America (last July), its new strategy for getting a bigger piece of the pie (only 11% in Q3) includes the release of 6-12 new cell phones in 2008. Nokia said that even though CDMA is a much smaller business for the company, this year there will be specific phones customized not only for the major GSM carriers, but for Verizon and Sprint (and other CDMA service providers) also . A part of the phones will be available in the first half of the year and the rest will come in the second pushing Nokia fullsteam into 2009.