While Nokia might have been the reigning king of mobile phones a few years ago, their position has since been usurped by manufacturers who got on board the smartphone bandwagon before Nokia did, leaving Nokia fighting for smartphone market share with Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. But will Nokia’s efforts be for nothing? According to Keepskor founder and Forbes contributor Tristan Louis, he has predicted that 2013 will be the year that Nokia departs from the mobile scene and will probably sell their mobile assets to companies such as Huawei and Microsoft.
So far there has been no indication that Nokia plans to sell their business, and while the Finnish company might have been posting a series of consecutive losses over the past six quarters, their success with Windows Phone 8 does seem to better and well-received compared to Windows Phone 7.5, with the Lumia 920 topping charts and with retailers claiming that it is selling like hotcakes and that they are having trouble keeping the handset in stock. Louis admits that his prediction will be controversial and we can’t help but agree, but what do you guys think? Will 2013 be Nokia’s year, especially with rumors claiming that Nokia could be set to debut a Windows-based tablet in the near future, or do you think that Nokia will eventually be bowing out from the mobile scene?