What surprised me: To make S40 phones attractive to them, the software — and the hardware it runs on — now supports a wide range of apps, from the wildly popular Angry Birds game to instant messaging and apps to connect with social networks. Ms McDowell says that "a lot of work is being done to get such marquee apps" on to the S40 platform, to boost its attractiveness.
So why run a smartphone when a 'dumb' phone can do everything you want, including 3.7 million app downloads per day.
Last year, this low-margin business contributed about half of Nokia's profits.
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