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The Nokia Numbers are in: only more than a million devices so far

Numbers, numbers, numbers, it is something that we have all demanded from Windows Phone OEMs since last year. We have estimates and figures, but it’s nice to know concretely how Windows Phone is doing in comparison to the competition. The bearer of at least some numbers comes from the desk of Nokia in their quarterly call. According to the report, Nokia has sold well over 1 million Lumia Windows Phones devices to date. To add a bit of perspective here to that number, let’s add a few things. The well over one million devices includes the time of release (November 16) to January 26. Exclusively, the number has very little to do with the full Q4 because a full month and a half was curiously removed due to the device not being ready. Further, the smartphone sales have dropped significantly from 31% from last year with only a 1% drop in feature phone sales. In that vein, feature phones look pretty compared to the smartphone area, which makes a lot of sense considering there has been one meego device and two Windows Phones released in a segmented manner. Estimated figures from intomobile estimate that the total number of devices sold for Q4 is somewhere in the 600,000s. Should we call this a freshman slump or all apart of the restructuring plan?

via: Nokia, intomobile

3 thoughts on “The Nokia Numbers are in: only more than a million devices so far”

  1. Over 1 million devices in roughly 2 months in a limited number of countries is a pretty good launch.  The real test will be the US launch. If it does well in the States (+10 Million in the first year) it will be the third ecosystem and have a real shot at saving Nokia.  I know Apple sold 3 times that number in Q4 2011 and Android on the whole does that in 2 months (by their numbers) but for Windows Phone it will be excellent news.

  2. Frankly, I call it pretty darn good considering that they haven’t even started in the US other than the 710 intro, the lowest end phone they have. Plus the phones they introduced are lacking front facing cameras, the Lumia 800 has photo taking issues despite great optics and Nokia has dumped Meego while starting from scratch with a new OS that is struggling to make headway against Android and iPhone with massively large ecosystems.

    Nokia has a long way to go but this was a huge start in my book and I expect the numbers to go way up after the 900 releases globally.

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