Nokia, a struggling Finnish based phone manufacturer, is finally gaining some traction with its flagship Lumia 920 handset. However, this won’t stop the company from ultimately exiting the mobile business, according to Keepskor founder and Forbes contributor Tristan Louis. Louis believes the mobile industry will see a huge shift this year, as he sees Nokia being one of those major events.
“The biggest shocker (and what I suspect will be my most controversial prediction), though, will be the [sic] departure of Nokia from the phone business as the company sells its mobile operation and infrastructure divisions to Huawei in order to focus on software and services,” Louis wrote. ”With the company’s bet on Windows [Phone] 8 having failed in the marketplace, it will see Microsoft (MSFT) and Huawei competing for the mobile device division and will eventually sell its smartphone group to Microsoft and the rest of its telecom interests to Huawei.”
Much like analyst, you have to take what’s said here with a grain of salt. Tristan Louis is just stating an opinion, as he has no evidence of Nokia selling off its mobile business. Besides, Nokia has plenty of other routes it can take when it comes to turning its mobile biz around — like giving Android shot.