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Nokia quickly tops Windows Phone sales, but is it ready to battle Android and iOS?
Yahoo News ^ | 01/26/2012

Posted on 01/26/2012 12:39:55 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Nokia is seeing some good initial success from its transition to exclusively supporting Windows Phone for its high-end handsets. Initial sales of the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710, Nokia’s first two Windows Phones, are likely hovering around 1.3 million units, according to Bloomberg. This is, of course, unverified data, but for two handsets that only launched in November, that’s not bad. Add in the fact that Windows Phone is not a well known or sought-after OS yet and the fact that Nokia only just launched its first device in the US a week or two ago, and the numbers are all the more impressive.

“There weren’t a lot of the hero handsets out there — HTC were struggling, RIM didn’t have a show-me device, Sony Ericsson and Motorola weren’t really stepping into the mix, so there was probably enough space for Nokia to be able to point to fourth- quarter numbers they were happy with,” said Lee Simpson, a London-based analyst at Jefferies International.

Lending credence to the 1.3 million sales estimate, WMPowerUser has made a chart showing that in just two months Nokia has risen to commanding a 45 percent market share of all “second generation” Windows Phones, beating out HTC with a 40 percent share and Samsung with a 12 percent share.

This is an odd comparison, as it leaves out any “first generation” Windows Phone devices (phones that came out between Nov. 2010 and Oct. 2011) that may have still been selling. Second generation devices include the Nokia Lumia 800, Nokia Lumia 710, HTC Radar, HTC Titan, Samsung Focus Flash, Samsung Focus S, and a few models by ZTE, Fujitsu Toshiba, and Acer that haven’t made it to the United States yet.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: microsoft; nokia; smartphone; windowsphone

1 posted on 01/26/2012 12:39:58 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

For comparison purposes ( from the article):

Three days ago Google announced that there are 250 million Android devices in use. Apple, for its part, sells 20-30 million iPhones every quarter (three months).

In fact, on Christmas day alone, Flurry analytics reported that 6.8 Android and iOS (iPhone, iPad) devices were activated. It’s clear that Microsoft has a lot of catching up to do, even with Nokia by its side.

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has been brutally honest about Nokia’s near nonexistent presence in the US market and has been extremely bold about reorganizing Nokia around Windows Phone, and phasing out Symbian, the smartphone OS that helped the company become the top phone maker in the world with more than 400 million devices sold per year (Samsung recently surpassed 300 million, becoming the #2 player). As Android and the iPhone took over the market, however, Symbian and other older operating systems like BlackBerry have fallen out of favor with consumers.

2 posted on 01/26/2012 12:42:42 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I had a first-gen iPhone. Moved to a Samsung Captivate running Android. I am currently running Cyanogenmod 7 ROM on my Captivate.
My wife picked-up a Samsung Focus running Windows Phone 7 last year.

I will be nabbing a Lumia 900 when they are available in March.

3 posted on 01/26/2012 12:42:57 PM PST by Spruce (I will never vote for Mitt Romney. And nothing will change that.)
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To: SeekAndFind

FWIW I always had good experiences with Nokia.

Mrs p6 and youngest son just upgraded their phones and choose android. They already have android tablets.

Oldest son is thinking about the Nokia windows phone,just to see the difference.

So far the androids are fine. No problems.

We’ll just have to see.

As for me I gave up on the phone wars. Mine is a trac phone pay as you go I got for ten bucks and spend 10-20 a month at most on calls.

4 posted on 01/26/2012 1:24:22 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: SeekAndFind

nokia is strong outside the USA.

inside the USA nokia was crippled by the symbian OS.

windows 7 soon to be 8, is not even a player. NOBODY is even bothering with the OS. There is no serious “AP” effort.

MS needs to wake up and realize they can not be iphone lite or Google-big-brother2. They need to put a user accessible memory card slot, front facing camera, and get out of the locked jail model.

5 posted on 01/26/2012 4:12:53 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! and
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To: SeekAndFind

Nokia announces 808 PureView: Belle OS, 4-inch display, 41-megapixel camera(!)

Nokia 808 Pureview Sample Shot

6 posted on 02/27/2012 10:09:44 AM PST by Viiksitimali
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