comScore Stats Highlight Nokias Woes

comScore has released data relating to the EU smartphone market that show that smartphone adoption in the EU5 (UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy) has grown 41 per cent versus a year ago to 60.8m subscribers.

Nokia enjoys a 51.2 per cent share of the EU5 smartphone market, but while this figure may look healthy, it is 14.4 percent down on July 2009.The Symbian platform accounts for 54.4 per cent of the Western European smartphone market, also down 14.4 per cent since 2009.

Nokia’s loss has been Apple and Android’s gain; both have grown their market share in the last 12 months, Apple by 5.3 per cent, and Android by 5.6 per cent.

The release of the figures marks the end of a turbulent few days for Nokia. On Saturday, it revealed that it had appointed Stephen Elop, head of Microsofts business division, as its CEO, replacing Olli-Pekka Kallasvu. Elop will take up the role on 21 September. Then this morning, it emerged that Anssi Vanjoki, Nokia’s head of mobile solutions, had resigned. In July, Vanjoki reaffirmed the company’s commitment to Symbian and MeeGo platforms, and denied that it had any plans to launch Android-based devices.