The rise and demise of Nokia infographic35
As for the other aspects of the company, the CEO mentioned that it won't have its HERE brand of navigation software compete directly with Google Maps, but instead rely on third-party licensees. We'd say that with the release of the beta app for Android and iOS this ship had sailed, as the app offers options lacking in Google Maps, like offline navigation. In any case, Nokia once was synonymous with the mobile industry, and has churned out many a fantastic phone over the years, up until Apple disrupted the business with the first mass-appeal smartphone. Check out the infographic below, showcasing the rise and demise of Nokia that was.