Nokia: Dialing North America

The handset maker is aiming to end its doldrums in the region. That means unseating scrappy No. 1 Motorola -- a tough job

Nokia CEO Jorma Ollila is fond of rattling off the areas of the world where his company ranks No. 1 in wireless handset sales. Take the fourth-quarter earnings conference call on Jan. 26, when Ollila boasted about Nokia's dominance in China, Russia, and India. To Ollila's dismay, a key area is notably missing from the list: North America.

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