Nokia phones have had an 'unsurprising' dip in the market, this dip accounts for the 47 percent loss in the Symbian handsets. Nokia's market share has dropped the most since, 1999. Despite the drop in market share, Nokia remains to be the Biggest handset manufacturer in the world. So whats the cause for this sharp drop in the market? I believe it is due to the symbian operating system running on them, a ticking time bomb that will discontinue at the end of this year, replacing with Windows Phone 7. Along with Nokia phones being quite thick and with the competition of iphones, windows phones and a wide selection of android phones, nokia dosen't really have a chance. Nokia stands 3rd just behind samsung, whose Galaxy line-up has proven very successful.