And the UK is HOW big of a market again? And I'm sorry if you didn't hear but the consumer electronics market? VERY USA-Centric as what has been a hit here seems to translate well overseas, see iPhone,Samsung Galaxy, Huawei Ascend for examples. this is why most of the stock market isn't gonna pay much attention if you don't have at least one stateside hit and Nokia hasn't had one since they had Mulder and Sculley using Nokia on the X-Files.
And again with the rose colored glasses about the N series, the N series was NEVER a hit, it never sold in high enough numbers to justify itself, hence why they moved away from it. Its OpenMoko all over again where a few FOSS lovers trumpted it like it was the second coming when in reality? didn't ever even get 5% of the market. Last figures i saw had the N series sales hovering around 4% at its peak, in the high volume low margin market that is smartphones that equals a dud.
I know it sucks to hear that, I know what its like to like a product that fails as I thought the Asus brazos EEE netbooks were the best thing since sliced bread. AMD dual core APU, crazy long bettery life, less than 3 pounds yet had enough power to do 1080P over HDMI? It was a fricking sweet product. Sadly what a handful of geeks like rarely translates into market share and Nokia is a great example as while you sing the praises of the N series in reality they ended up with warehouses full of the things, they just couldn't move 'em for a profit and ended up dumping a ton of 'em on places like Woot!, shades of the Touchpad all over again.