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2.2 million Nokia Lumia smartphones shipped during Q1, estimates IDC

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2.2 million Nokia Lumia smartphones shipped during Q1, estimates IDC
According to the analysts at IDC, about 2.2 million Nokia Lumia smartphones have been shipped in Q1 of 2012. That is the estimated number of actual units delivered to retailers and carriers, not units that customers have actually purchased. And that is a pretty underwhelming figure that goes to show how much catching up Nokia still has to do when it comes to smartphone sales.

In comparison, the big boys are doing rather well. Apple, for example, put about 35 million iPhones in the hands of users over the same period of time. Android smartphones have also been selling well, especially those made by Samsung. The adoption of the Windows Phone, however, is surely taking a while, even though the platform has a lot to be loved for. Windows Phone handsets are often among the highest rated devices at stores, and the Lumia 900, in particular, became a best-seller shortly after its launch on AT&T.  

Yet Nokia is not giving up. Each time a Lumia smartphone arrives at a new market, its launch is accompanied by elaborate marketing campaigns. Also, the Nokia Lumia smartphones are often competitively priced, with the top-tier Lumia 900 retailing for $100 on-contract on AT&T, while the full retail price of a new Nokia Lumia 610 stands at about $250. But will this be enough to convince consumers that Lumias are truly a worthy competitor to Android an iOS? Now that would be tough to accomplish.

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posted on 08 Jun 2012, 04:09 4

1. 09wbd03516 (banned) (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 May 2012)


2.2million? Only?
Bwahahaha!!

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 06:07 6

11. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


2.2 million for them, and you? I bet you can't even afford a lumia. HAHA

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 07:07 6

13. SleepingOz (unregistered)


You must be the Nokia version of taco..

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 08:01 1

20. shy2papa (Posts: 203; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)


I totally agree with you pal, Nokia & MS are bringing a knife to a Missile fight between iOS and Android when i saw 101 reasons not to buy WP7 i felt so sad for Nokia & MS, nokia would have stuck with Meego which was more like Android and was and still is very good

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 17:36 1

25. downphoenix (Posts: 2295; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Yea, its sad. Blackberry and Symbian shipped more phones. So much for "dead platforms", they are looking more alive and well than WP7.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 04:39 6

2. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 358; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


galaxy s3 one phone preordered 9 million in 15 days.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 04:56 7

4. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


Hipsters, hipsters everywhere

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 05:15 5

5. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


That's true dude, and even galaxy note was selling 3million over 3 months

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 05:26 3

7. SherlockHolmes (Posts: 125; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


That pre-order were from the carriers and not the users Kiddo !!
So they were not purchased by individuals !!

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 07:08 2

14. ar2730 (Posts: 40; Member since: 24 May 2012)


Yeah and the 2.2 million Lumia was also from carriers.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 07:58 2

17. dickwyn (Posts: 586; Member since: 07 May 2012)


that is just a value from some random samsung exec. and one more thing that is pre-ordered from carriers not from people. obviously carriers must pre-order many

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 09:18 1

21. Penny (Posts: 1129; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Galaxy S3 also will be available on all 4 major carriers. That doesn't count for the entire difference, of course, but it is a pretty significant limitation for the Lumia's sales.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 04:56 7

3. ananya22 (Posts: 93; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


2.2 million unlucky people

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 07:59 2

18. SleepingOz (unregistered)


It's 2.2M lumia shipped not sold..
There might be lesser "unlucky people" as you said.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 09:36 1

22. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Agreed,Ive been saying it for ages that carriers all have a lot of backlogged wp stock which they just can't sell,nobody wants them,nokia has made a fatal mistake

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 05:21 2

6. OuterHeaven1987 (Posts: 5; Member since: 10 May 2012)


That's a low blow coming from Symbians market dominance and hardly enough to calm the investors (who want to bail out!)

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 05:30

8. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 358; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


in smartphones, open source os > closed source os,closed source os is like a prison,we dont get options.
in desktop, closed source os >open source os,usage is not as heavy as smartphones,so closed source rules.
above news is a proof

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 05:40 6

9. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


not bad for a company who was destined to sink, be destroyed, etc.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 05:59 10

10. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


funny how these people laugh at nokia. Every company with a new start is expected to be in this level. Wait you people, just wait.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 07:59 1

19. dickwyn (Posts: 586; Member since: 07 May 2012)


i agree, i see nokia by Q3 2013 should regain back their first place given that windows 8 is a hit

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 17:40

26. downphoenix (Posts: 2295; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


actually Windows 8 is not a hit. A lot of users dont like the new style, and several companies are not planning to upgrade from 7 or earlier versions to 8.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 20:50 1

27. JaqenHghar (Posts: 11; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


who told you this?

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 22:26 1

28. Penny (Posts: 1129; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Most users I've spoken to DO like Windows 8. In my experience, there are some users who haven't outright disliked the new style, but still prefer the standard Windows 7 interface, and I completely understand that.

As far as enterprise goes -- I wouldn't expect many companies to switch to Windows 8, no matter how good it could have been. Companies move much more slowly than individuals when it comes to upgrading, and Windows 7 is both relatively new and pretty solid.

Whether or not the Metro UI is useful to everybody, you still have your full, regular Windows there, and that should go a long way in reassuring people who are hesitant to try it.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 13:19

24. djg71087 (Posts: 70; Member since: 10 Oct 2010)


I agree as well. Consider this, the Lumia 900 (which has had great success in the States) launch in Q2 stateside. Q2 has been much better for Nokia than Q1. Some people shouldn't comment b/c they believe everything they hear regardless of the source. D*mb A$$

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 07:03 2

12. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


It would be wrong to say the phrase that "Symbian Died". It would be far more better to say that "Stephen Elop killed the Symbian" because he is the only person responsible for the death of Symbian.

He could have incorporated Meego in Symbian but he didn't. He is a complete Idiot or some secret worker of Microsoft who aims to make Nokia a part of Microsoft and is hence killing all the old things that Nokia has and making the company all Micrsoftish..!!

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 11:11 1

23. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 345; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Sorry but symbian was too old so its code was too messed. It was taking much more time to update the os and it caused updating delays. Yeah symbian was excellent Os, better than anything in market today, but i think wp7.5 is great (it is still in its 2nd major version), but is closed like Ios ( Apple has strong brand and quite famous so iphones sell in millions) so no mass adoption.
I think Nokia will recover very slowly.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 07:11

15. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Some figures finally.
Disappointing but can do better.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 07:41 4

16. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


IDC? Again?
OH GOD PLEASE NO

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 06:24

29. Dr_fajardo (Posts: 32; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)


less than 4 millions units, thats a fact

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 11:24

30. MicroNokia (Posts: 15; Member since: 18 May 2012)


Nokia would be more than happy..... They would aim for galaxy like figures for wp8

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