Nokia targets to ship over 500 million phones in 2010
With Simonson’s comments, Nokia’s shares rose 3 percent – still making it one of Europe’s top performers among technology shares. He was also quoted as saying that “there is definitely not enough room for more than 4-5 operating systems.” Finally he goes on to say “Scale is critical. For instance, Palm's OS is very good, but with less than 1 percent of the global volumes, it won't be too appealing to developers.” From the looks of it, Nokia plans on solidifying itself as a key player despite all the while maintaining and supporting three different platforms simultaneously. After the dust settles, we’ll see which one will live and continue Nokia’s long term legacy in the mobile world. Facing a monumental goal ahead of them, hitting the 500 million mark will truly be a tasking experience – we'll see how it all pans out in the end.