“In terms of sales, smartphones powered by Android are expected to surpass these of Symbian as early as 2012,” he said, reports the Telegraph.

Its time Nokia considers offering Android based phone.

“If Nokia joins the Android party, the support of this eco-system by all key players could help the mobile smartphone industry to potentially commoditise its software business much like what Microsoft did in the PC world,” he said.

If Nokia continues in its current strategy, it would be addressing “niche markets,” Kamal-Saadi added.

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