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Nokia vows to defend smartphone territory

Finland’s Nokia on Monday vowed to defend its number one position in the lucrative smartphone market, where it is under fierce pressure from Apple’s iPhone and Research in Motion’s Blackberry.

india Updated: Jun 14, 2010 21:40 IST

Finland’s Nokia on Monday vowed to defend its number one position in the lucrative smartphone market, where it is under fierce pressure from Apple’s iPhone and Research in Motion’s Blackberry. The Finnish giant’s latest top-end device, the touch-screen N8, was unveiled at its annual Asian trade event in Singapore.

Smartphones are advanced handsets that allow users to surf the Internet, record videos and carry out other multimedia functions as well as talk and send messages. The N8 is based on Nokia’s updated Symbian operating system.

“Nokia’s leadership has been questioned in recent months,” Jo Harlow, senior vice president for smartphones, said in an opening speech at the event.

“However, it is often overlooked that we continue to have the largest market share in mobile devices and the largest share in smartphones, which is the fastest growing segment,” she said.

The N8, available in the third quarter, is described by Harlow as a “full blown entertainment centre” that can be plugged into home entertainment systems and take high-quality still pictures with a 12-megapixel camera.