Nokia's just published its Q2 2010 figures. They show operating profit down 40% on the previous quarter (and down 31% year-on-year), although exchange rates helped net sales to increase slightly. The number of mobile devices shipped was up 8% year-on-year to 111.1 million units for the three-month period, while smartphone and mobile computer sales were up 42% year-on-year to 24 million units.
Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Nokia's CEO, said "Despite facing continuing competitive challenges, we ended the second quarter with several reasons to be optimistic about our future. For one, the global handset market has continued to grow at a healthy pace, led by some of the less mature markets where Nokia is strong. We are also encouraged by the solid second quarter performance of our Mobile Phones business, helped by an improving line-up of affordable models. In smartphones, we continue to renew our portfolio. We believe that the Nokia N8, the first of our Symbian^3 devices, will have a user experience superior to that of any smartphone Nokia has created. The Nokia N8 will be followed soon thereafter by further Symbian^3 smartphones that we are confident will give the platform broader appeal and reach, and kick-start Nokia's fightback at the higher end of the market."