Nokia (NYSE:NOK) investors have watched Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung rise to glory in the smartphone space, while Nokia has lost some of its relevance. However, Motley Fool analyst Charly Travers tells us why Nokia's hardware has always been competitive, and now that it operates on the new Windows Phone operating system from Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), this could be the turnaround point the company needs to be a competitive player in this space once again.

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