Nokia may find it a struggle to persuade individuals to purchase its Windows Phone 7-powered handsets due to the recent announcement of the next version of the operating system (OS).
Last week, Microsoft confirmed it will not be possible to upgrade a handset from Windows Phone 7 to 8, as many of the new features require advanced hardware technology.
And while Nokia has said it is committed to supporting the older OS, Tech Radar has reported it may struggle to drive interest in devices running this platform.
Analyst Malik Saadi, from Informa Telecoms & Media, explained: "Operators and users will hold on until the new devices are in the market this coming autumn."
He added Nokia is therefore likely to take a hit to its income until it is able to offer Windows Phone 8-powered devices.
However, while the new OS will not be available to existing handsets, owners will get a few of its new features as part of a Windows Phone 7.8 update, which will bring functionality such as the revamped Start screen to older devices.