In a bid to try and get control of the global smart mobile phone market once again after a disappointing 2011, Nokia has admitted it will be focusing most of its attention on budget handsets.

Nokia is also reportedly working on a new Linux-based operating system called Meltemi for its popular feature phones.

Industry sources told Reuters that Nokia is working on a replacement for the Series 40 operating system, which they have codenamed Meltemi.

Despite this work and strength in the feature phone market, the Finnish firm still lags behind in the smartphone industry and is hoping its low-end models coming out in 2012 help restore popularity in the company.

"We plan to introduce and bring to markets new and more affordable Nokia products with Windows Phone in 2012, such as the Nokia Lumia 610," the company said in a statement, adding it hopes its low-end phones are competitively priced and also allow for a more modern user experience.

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