Between Symbian's sliding market share and rumored buyouts, it's easy to see that things haven't been going smoothly for Nokia as of late. That trend continues again today, as the Finnish firm has elected to shut down its online store in the U.K., Spain, and France. When asked about the closings, Nokia said that the decision wasn't made due to poor sales, but that it's planning to begin focusing more on working with carriers rather than selling directly to consumers.
Although it's kind of surprising to hear that Nokia's closing its online store in several countries, the company's plan to deal more with carriers may not be a bad idea. With the operators selling selling Nokia products at subsidized rates, more customers may be able purchase the devices than if Nokia were to keep its online doors open. What do you all think of Nokia's plans? Do you think it's a good idea?