Nokia has witnessed how its Symbian market share faded over the course of last year, the latest analytics figure from Kantar Worldpanel indicates.
The Finnish phone maker teamed up with Microsoft early last year in an attempt to exploit the Windows Phone mobile operating system, but the partnership has only brought two devices to the market so far.
After Nokia changed its flagship smartphone platform to Windows Phone, Symbian market share dropped sharply such that several regions saw more than 40 percent decline during 2011.
Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS dominated with their respective market shares while Research In Motion (RIM) and Nokia were slumping with operating systems that failed to impress new customers.
The problem struck Nokia the most ever since the jump from Symbian to Microsoft’s Windows Phone, with Kantar Worldpanel reporting that Windows Phone 7 experienced market share increase in the UK only.
Nokia is set to unveil new phones at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona, Spain, but the issue lies on the reception of Windows Phone handsets among customers while Symbian OS cannot escape its imminent departure from the market.