Better Than Expected Quarterly Sales for Nokia, Including 4.4 Million Lumias

Good news from Nokia:

Net sales within Devices & Services totalled €3.9 billion for the quarter. The biggest sellers were, unsurprisingly, the really low-end Series 40 phones, which sold 70.3 million units. However, the company also sold 15.9 million smartphones: 9.3 million Asha full-touch handsets, 2.2 million Symbian smartphones and a cool 4.4 million Windows Phone-based Lumia smartphones.

4.4 million Lumias compares to 2.9 and 4.0 million in the previous two quarters. Good, but still not setting the world on fire. Calling these Asha things “smartphones” shows just how nebulous a term that is. For comparison, Apple has been selling around 20-35 million iPhones per quarter the past year.

Thursday, 10 January 2013