Nokia has seen its market share across Asia suffer in the wake of increased competition from local manufacturers.

According to ABI Research, the Finnish company's Indonesian market share dipped to 21 per cent in 2011 as firms such as Samsung, Nexian, HT Mobile and RIM grew.

In India it managed to retain 37 per cent of the market last year, but came under threat from Micromax, Karbonn and G'Five, as well as Samsung, the current leader in the global smartphone market.

Nokia, which recently committed to manufacturing devices running Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system, has been struggling to compete with Apple's iPhone and handset manufacturers making use of Google's Android operating system.

Data released by ABI last month showed Nokia experienced a 40 per cent decline in sequential shipments during the first quarter of the year. It delivered 11.9 million handsets in the three-month period and is close to being passed by RIM, the BlackBerry manufacturer that is also struggling.

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