Nokia US deal falls through

Nokia’s woes continued yesterday with the announcement that a deal to launch its X7 smartphone on US carrier AT&T has fallen through. The news is a blow for the Finnish firm, which is desperate to push its new range of high-end smartphones. It is understood Nokia lost confidence in the US firm, believing the phone would not receive enough marketing and subsidisation from the carrier. Nokia’s failures in the smartphone market have largely been blamed on its Symbian operating system, which critics argue falls short of Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS4. The Finnish firm hopes to combat this with the imminent release of its new MeeGo operating system it hopes will compliment acclaimed new hardware such as its Nokia N8.