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Nokia beats expectations, sells 4.4 million Lumias in Q4

10 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Nokia beats expectations, sells 4.4 million Lumias in Q4 - read the full textNokia released a preliminary report on its performance in Q4 2012 and things are starting to look up. Nokia beat expectations with the non-IFRS operating margin expected to be between breakeven and 2%, while expectations were for negative 2-10%. Nokia's Devices & Services department is reporting...


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> In reply to rohit @ 2013-01-10 16:56 from 7tD2 - click to readNot really sure if Nokia could make it in the meat grinder that is the Android phone market. Just think about the phones we've seen from Android phone makers during the last year. First there was the quad core LG phone, after which we saw the HTC One X being rapidly succeeded by SGS3 and that being overpowered by the Note II. Then came the HOX+, Optimus G and the rest of the quad-core Krait + 2gb RAM gang; Nexus 4, Droid DNA/Butterfly, Ascend D2 plus HTC announced a(nother) bad ass flagship phone for Q1/Q2 this year. And when you finally think that Sony has made it in its efforts to dethrone Samsung with a 131mm tall 5" fullHD phone, BAM; Samsung Galaxy SIV, comming (probably) this April/May, will be featuring an 8-core processor which will increase battery life by 50% and performance by 200% while producing free ice-cream for its owner and saving kittens from burning buildings.

Meanwhile, Nokia made 4 proper (mid + high-end) smartphones which were quite beautiful, but still half of those devices were single core and the other half uses a dual-core Krait which is very good, but it hasn't been flagship material since the One S came as a HTC midrange option to HTC One X. As much as it saddens me to say this, Nokia currently doesn't have what it takes to succeed in the ruthless Android Market. Being the best option in a smaller OS could save Nokia, especially if Microsoft (pardon my French) gets its head out of its ass and starts removing self inflicted limitations from WP and W8RT and Windows 8 takes off.

Having said all that, I'm really glad Nokia's doing good and I'm rooting for Windows as a third ecosystem.

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  • 2013-01-10 17:52
  • dW2u

If only the 820/920 had adeguate sound quality for music, I would have bought one myself. A real pity.

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  • 2013-01-10 17:52
  • BP13

watch.. now all the android and iphone fanboys are gona come to this thread and try to make up a bunch of stuff about why these sales numbers aren't true. and try to justify why the piece of junk they hold in thier hands is still a good piece of junk to holdl on to.

... actually, no disrespect to iphone. Atleast iOS is clean, mature, fluid, and elegant. Android fanboys are the ones that mostly hate on every other OS.

...hey lagdroid fanboys... if you're here in this thread making your stupid remarks, just let it be known that we know you're here cause you envy wp8 and nokia. and no matter wat you say, i just called your shot.

... hail nokia... hail microsoft...hail lag-free OS's

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  • 2013-01-10 17:49
  • Mfxa

Those are stock movement figures (ie. how many units were delivered to carriers). Carriers obviously ordered much more than they're going to sell - a lot of those units are going back to Nokia or going for cheaper at a later point. No way they're going to sell 4.4 mill phones. Just look around you and think how many Lumias do you guys see compared to Iphones and Androids. If Nokia sold so many phones you'd see a Lumia every 20 Galaxy S3 phones. It's more like 1 Lumia per 50 Galaxy S3 phones.

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  • 2013-01-10 17:46
  • 3ZH5

> In reply to droopy @ 2013-01-10 17:27 from 8FBB - click to readGo sue GSMarena for posting fake information! LoL. . you really don't learn when to accept the facts. . :D

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  • 2013-01-10 17:45
  • P@1G

> In reply to droopy @ 2013-01-10 17:27 from 8FBB - click to readu are the most pathetic person in this site the only thing u do is talk sh i t about nokia or wp go to your android threads

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  • 2013-01-10 17:42
  • 3bMj

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-10 17:32 from 3G54 - click to readi doubt u have a nokia lumia 820

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  • 2013-01-10 17:38
  • 3bMj

'Do you remember Windows phones? What a disaster they were'.

- We already been there, with the failure of Windows Mobile. I know a guy who still sometimes talk about it, when he bought a HTC running Windows Mobile 6.5, of course the worst phone he ever had.

Windows Phone is gonna fail even harder. WM had a certain user base in US corporate users, WP does not even have that.

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  • 2013-01-10 17:37
  • vaNH

> In reply to droopy @ 2013-01-10 17:27 from 8FBB - click to readYeah, filling up the supply lines, and adding "soon to be shipped" orders, because "its as good as sold, right?"

Still it must mean they hav sold more than 3 million in Q4, average 1 million a month, thats quite good for a niche product.

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  • 2013-01-10 17:33
  • vaNH

I recently purchased a Lumia 820 - what a mistake!
WP8 is the worst OS I have ever come across, and I've had quite a few.
In a years time people will be saying 'Do you remember Windows phones? What a disaster they were'.
Nokia should never gone down the Windows route for an OS, but they will live to regret it. Sales are improving at the moment, but when word gets round about how bad WP8 is the numbers will go down fast.
Put it another way. When you are sitting in a Food Court and you see other people using their phones, how many of them are Windows phones. You'll be lucky to spot one!

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  • 2013-01-10 17:32
  • 3G54

THannkkksss tooo Waaalii Bhhaiiii

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  • 2013-01-10 17:30
  • PDTc

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-10 17:15 from vaNH - click to readAnd about the rumored 1020 or whatever, the aluminium lumia phone, heres its story.

(Elop and chief engineer)
Elop: Oh, i hear theres a phone that sells well, made by a fruit company. It also has a crappy OS, but i hear its not the same as ours. Whats the deal with that?
Engineer: That would be the iphone..
Elop: Can we all our phones that??
Engineer: No, sorry, no chance.
Elop: So whats its made of? Same as ours, whatever it is we make 'em of, right?
Engineer: It has aluminium in the back. And no, ours are made of plastic.
Elop: Yeah i guess we use plastic because our fans love it huh? But still this y-phone sells a lot more than ours do, rite?
Engineer: Its called iphone. And yes it sells a lot more.
Elop: Wasnt that what i said? iphone. There we have it, lets make a phone out of that material... Alumia?
Engineer: Aluminum.
Elop: Yes thats it, then we have a decission, lets use alu... what ever. And lets call it the Alumia, much better than yphone.

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  • 2013-01-10 17:29
  • vaNH

> In reply to jgalvez21 @ 2013-01-10 16:53 from PvYx - click to readthe 920 has still got to make it to countries like india,also its sales r strong wherever available,u can't at all say it is a failure-the next quarter will be definitely dependent upon the 920-it had had only 40-50 days to flex its muscles.also there were poor wp7 sales due to launch of wp8.the 920 has just started to give the foundation to the 3rd ecosystem....

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  • 2013-01-10 17:29
  • TL5a

Long live Nokia...good luck!

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  • 2013-01-10 17:28
  • utiC

This information is NOT true. It is FAKE information. Nokia is showing figures of stock transfers to mobile operators which are still NOT SOLD. It is an old trick in the industry to reflect fake sales. Real lumia sales is 2 millions, which is almost nothing nowadays. Hope Nokia release soon android devices or their company will dissapear. Stop offering stock movements as sales. OLD trick Elop.

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  • 2013-01-10 17:27
  • 8FBB

lumia 920 had just launch in india and launching in other country soon as well. Nokia Lumia will break 5 million mark soon :D

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  • 2013-01-10 17:23
  • bJbk

4.4 million is nothing - and most of them were sold at a ridiculously low discount price.

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  • 2013-01-10 17:22
  • niyy

> In reply to chatr @ 2013-01-10 16:48 from Ydg} - click to readyou haven't own an IPhone

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  • 2013-01-10 17:20
  • pqAj

NOKIA Collecting People Money Again..

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  • 2013-01-10 17:20
  • uZ9V

The return of the King

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  • 2013-01-10 17:20
  • 3cqG

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