Nokia did a lot of advertisements for lumia 800 all around the world!but the users bad experience on wp7 made the statistics against them! even none of the retailers interested to promote or sell lumia wp7 devices to custumors!this sales figures proves people want the user friendly os like android and those 1 million wp7 users will be returned to android again.
Viva la Vida, 26 Jan 2012I agree with GSMArena. After all the hype, the heavy promotion, the price slash and the holida... moreYou expect them to sell like 5 or 10 million units in some 6-7 tiny European countries? And price slash has mainly occurred in January/ post holiday season which doesn't reflect in Q4 results.
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Viva la Vida, 26 Jan 2012The N8 sold 3 million units in a similar time frame last year.No doubt that N8 is a great performer but it was released in October and in wider markets last year while Lumia series went on sale in mid November and till December end, it was available only in 6 markets while many big markets missing. Its just now that Lumia series in available in bigger markets like India and US so next quarter results will reflect better picture. Here in India, Lumia 710 is now selling at around 15.5K, quite an affordable price for most of potential smartphone buyers and great deal considering hardware and features it has to offer. It will sell in million alone in India if price lowers further by 1.5 to 2K.
I agree with GSMArena. After all the hype, the heavy promotion, the price slash and the holiday season, the sales of the Nokia Lumia is disappointing.
What this "article" fails to mention is that they had a loss of 1 billion Euros from their navigation unit. Keep up the good work with WP7. Thank goodness Nokia gave up on Symbian. They would have been the next RIM if they kept it.
The N8 sold 3 million units in a similar time frame last year.
Lex, 26 Jan 2012I do actually own an run my own site, but it is based on pure information and selling reports ... more100% agree with you. There is a strong need of third ecosystem for the competition and ultimately for a good of consumers and WP7 is shaping up so good that we should take all aspects into consideration instead of bashing everything related to it.
The wording and overall feel of this article is too suspicious and actual results are quite promising, Check the official Nokia press release and see figures. They have improved a lot on QoQ basis and most importantly, average sales price has started going up. Sign of Lumia series doing good job and that too when it was launched in very limited markets till end of Q4.
If Nokia had gone with Android I would still be a loyal fan. CEO doesn't have a clue what customers want.
Max, 26 Jan 2012Y dont you open your website and start publishing actually. Its easy to say by sitting there. ... moreI do actually own an run my own site, but it is based on pure information and selling reports to clients. I'm not in the business of news, opinions or reviews. However, it is important for me to follow news and trends, hence I visit sites like these.
Seeing as my business model basically revolves around unbiased factual information, it personally "gets me" to see unfair distortion of the truth. Given my job involves reading a lot of such information, sometimes I get annoyed enough to comment.
I actually have a lot of critical things to say about Nokia and WP7.. but I believe in competition! For that reason I want iOS, Android, WP and BB10 to all succeed (I don't believe there is room for more than 3 or 4 players). iOS and Android can take a negative review - but WP and BB10 need to be given a chance! This article struck me as the typical 'doom & gloom' Nokia report, which doesn't help Nokia compete, and ends up hurting overall competition and innovation.
I hope you understand...
Cant wait to see q4 reports after apollo win8 will be out on what i hope will be a nokia super phone which could be related to a galaxy s3
19.6M smartphones, 17% increase over last quarter
93.9M featurephones, 5% increase over last quarter
GSMArena why you didnt post these numbers?? There is increase in volume in both smartphones and featurephones sales so stop being like those american blogs who think that Nokia is only about WP...
Max, 26 Jan 2012Y dont you open your website and start publishing actually. Its easy to say by sitting there. ... morelol! its funny.. i dont understand why you are paying attention to it if its just a comment and that too useless in your opinion! what are you doing then? let people express their thoughts whatever they are unless offensive..
Lex, 26 Jan 2012GSMArena you should clarify the mobiles division of Nokia actually pretty much broke even. The... moreagree.. words in article are twisted and no facts to state just a number game.. if u look at official nokia press release (link provided below the article) QoQ results are very positive in all segments and and average selling price is going high in smartphone segment. even noob can tell that its because of lumia series. i can see a bright future with more WP launches in wider geographis..
Lex, 26 Jan 2012GSMArena you should clarify the mobiles division of Nokia actually pretty much broke even. The... moreY dont you open your website and start publishing actually. Its easy to say by sitting there. Talk when you run a business and if you think you are an excellent expert then join some other company rather than commenting because i know one thing for sure that you are definately not an critic because if you had been then you would have not made this statement.