Nokia R&D spend outweighs Apple and HTC

By Jennifer Scott on Feb 7, 2011 9:27 AM
Filed under Mobility

But the results don't stack up.

Nokia invests more into research and development than Apple and HTC combined, new analysis has shown.

A report from Bernstein Research showed the company spent $US3.9 billion on developing new products – almost three times the average of its competitors.

HTC invested the least in R&D – less than $US500 million – while Apple was second from bottom at around the $US800 million mark.

However, despite the heavy investment in future offerings, Nokia’s results still left a lot to be desired when they were announced last week.

The figures showed profits fell by 26 percent compared to the same quarter the year before and a decline in shipments of three per cent.

A lot now rests on recently appointed chief executive Stephen Elop who, whilst positive about the company, accepts the need for a new approach.

“Nokia faces some significant challenges in our competitiveness and our execution,” he said. “In short, the industry changed, and now it's time for Nokia to change faster.”

Nokia has confirmed a press conference for the upcoming Mobile World Congress so expect to see some of the fruits of the excessive R&D labour in the coming weeks.

This article originally appeared at itpro.co.uk

 
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