I start to believe that Europeans aren’t charismatic at all. We are overflowed by information about the latest Apple, the latest move from Google with its Android, the rumours about the new Windows Mobile 7, etc.
On the other hand the coverage of Nokia and Symbian is so thin that you would expect that Nokia is just a niche player in Eastern Syldavia and Symbian an assembly language for an exotic 8-bit CPU.
According to the latest figures for 2009, Nokia is still number one with 39% market share. As regards Smartphones, Nokia shipped 20 million devices which amounts 40% smartphone market share. Ok, Nokia isn’t still very strong in touch screen only devices.
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source: Strategy Analytics
The real issue here, at least for us Europeans, is that all the buzz and Public Relations in the High Tech Industry are made in the US not to say in California. Even though the US isn’t the most advanced Telecom market in the world.
Are Europeans less charismatic?Is there a language issue? I don’t mean for the British and Irish. Would it be better if we had in Europe a region where all the innovative companies concentrate?
The source of this ‘under coverage’ of European ITC business is, I believe, a mix of all of these reasons. But the big main reason is just that journalists are lazy, especially the American ones.