Nokia lowers Q2 outlook, promises WP7.5 smartphones in Q4

01 June, 2011

Nokia revised its smartphones and services outlook for Q2 and full 2011 and there is some good news and some bad news for investors and users alike. The company will generate substantially less revenue from smartphones and services in Q2, but Windows Phone smartphone development is going ahead of schedule.

With the sales Nokia's current portfolio apparently not going according to plan the company says that it won’t be able to achieve its target revenue of €6.1 billion. The estimated operating margin of 6% to 9% will obviously be out of reach for Nokia too with the revised forecast suggesting a breakeven quarter.

The company is so far away from its targets that it has given up on its full 2011 forecasts altogether. It says that it will do everything it can to arrest the fall though including some restructuring that should be able to save about 1 billion a year from 2013 on.

On the positive side, the development of the first WP smartphones carrying the Nokia brand are obviously going well and the company is getting increasingly optimistic that it will be able to launch them in Q4.

As you can see the partnership with Microsoft is now vital to the future of Nokia so we really hope it works out. The software giant has already brought its mobile platform a huge step forward with the Mango update so we now have to see if Nokia will deliver on the hardware end.



Reader comments

  • Miracles are over
  • 05 Jun 2011
  • 3UL

Windows phone still needs room for improvement, and you really have to a believer that Microsoft will pull it right this time. So far WP hasn´t given any real proof. Few apps, and all the software is being developed for Android or Iphone. ...

  • Shockfactor
  • 03 Jun 2011
  • Ixn

Wp7 is an amazing os for the smartphone. I use it all the time now and love it. I used android and apple, both can't hold water to wp7. Just everyone is so bias these days for apple or the droid. I think Nokia will do very well!

  • Anonymous
  • 02 Jun 2011
  • mTW

Nokia isn't out for the count yet. Unlike the other companies, where market smartphone marketshare has to be fought for, Nokia, can simply create its own. Nokia is still a dominant force in the dumbphone market, and all they have to do is conver...

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