Data shows that interest in Nokia Lumia models is growing
The surge in interest for Nokia Lumia models isn't coming from just one model. It includes the high-end phones like the Nokia Lumia 928 all the way down to the Nokia Lumia 520. Of course, the challenge for Nokia is turning all of this interest into sales. Right now, it looks like BlackBerry is in the midst of a sharp drop in U.S. market share according to data from Kantar WorldPress.
From May 2012 to 2013, BlackBerry's U.S. market share dropped from 4.6% to .7% while Windows Phone has seen its slice of the U.S. smartphone pie rise to 4.5% from 3.7% in the same time period. Based on Kantar's numbers, that puts Windows Phone in third place in the states well behind iOS (41.9%) and top ranked Android (52%).
1. fakhri (Posts: 5; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)
as an android user, i have to say i'm very interested in either the lumia 520 or 720 as a 2nd phone. their low end lumias seem like alot better than the low end android when compared with the same price level. my only concern is not having swiftkey for the keyboard
12. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
So who cares what this moronic strategy will achieve next
year? I am truly tired of this story. But some MS, NokiaWp8 fanboys
again are promising yet once again, that "this time" MS will
succeed in winning even though MS failed with Windows Mobile
, and failed with Wp7 and now somehow it "will be different" Lmfao™ with Wp8.
30. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
who says it will be differnt this time man is is differnt already the growth is not always steep as in ur imagination in real life any continuous growth is f9 from bussniess point of view and WP8 is success its no way near fail as you always hoped for
36. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
stop posting stipid, meaningless comments in every single Nokia article. You're tired? Shut up and don't say a word. Find another point of interest.
16. -box- (Posts: 3565; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
The WP keyboard is quite good. I switched from using Swype to it and haven't missed it much.
18. fakhri (Posts: 5; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)
ive heard that alot. butsince i'll be using 2 phones with 2 different keyboards, it'll cause a bit of confusion switching back n forth, i'd much rather i have the same keyboard for both systems :)
23. papss (Posts: 3376; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
I absolutely love my WP keyboard and love the .com key right where it should be
25. fakhri (Posts: 5; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)
does it have auto prediction for 2 languages at the same time, flow option in the background for the few moments you decide to flow?
if its not obvious enough, i love my swiftkey keyboard :)
38. papss (Posts: 3376; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
I'll have to try it. Not a fan of the stock keyboard on my N
31. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
if u saw the win8.1 build confrence they showed some intersting update for keyboard just hope saame is done for wp8 next update this will be very cool way
2. Penny (Posts: 986; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Good to hear. Time will tell if Nokia can convert the interest into sales and eventually brand loyalty. I look forward to what Microsoft and Nokia will be putting out if WP8 can gain more significant margins in the U.S. and abroad (>15%).
3. DigitalJedi_X2 (limited) (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
Just want to know Alan F, what EXACTLY does this post have to do with BlackBerry? Or do you just like crapping on them every chance you get?
4. aelliott (Posts: 25; Member since: 01 Oct 2010)
I'm afraid that many websites and technology journalists make cheap, easy jibes at a company that is going through difficult times. As a fan of NOKIA my blood has boiled at times when an article has unnecessarily brought attention to relative downturn in fortunes that was simply not required in the context of the article.
However, I must defend Alan F in this case. Although the article's title refers only to NOKIA Lumias it is about the increase in interest in Lumia models and goes on to say that NOKIA needs to translate this into sales (fair point), from which it goes on to contrast the sales between Wondows Phone (of which NOKIA is, by far, the largest contributer) and Blackberry - the two OS that are vying for "3rd place".
I don't think, on this occasion, that Alan F's reference to Blackberry was gratuitous.
8. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4595; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
If he can report about the growth of interest in Nokia devices then why he can't mention and about opposite side, fall of interest in BlackBerry devices? Also If you didn't noticed he also mentioned Android with iOS, but you are whining only about BlackBerry, so If you feel butt hurt about BlackBerry, then it is your problem...
5. FlushGordon (unregistered)
NOKIA should ditch making camera centric phones .Tech consumers these days are looking for a well rounded versatile phone that is strong on every aspect, not just the camera.
7. aelliott (Posts: 25; Member since: 01 Oct 2010)
Well, I'm afraid that you don't speak for me. Most cameras on mobile phones are limited.....very limited. Many will take acceptable or even very good photos in optimal conditions but are very weak once you fail to get bright, sunny weather. I want a camera that is far more versatile and you are more likely to get that with a NOKIA than on a phone by any other manufacturer. On top of that you get a very good quality SatNav with vuice-guided navigation in 100 countries for free. All this in one package. I don't need to carry round a separate SatNav, camera and phone - I've got it all in one.........or I will have when EOS is released!!!
10. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
Yes but there is phones out there which fall slightly behind on the camera but excel far ahead in other thing! Not many people care that much about camera as much as say....screen or speed or dare I say software gimmicks....techy people may bash the gimmicks but more people are interested in the gimmicks than Nokia's cameras....
35. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
Some are like s pause but some aren't like multi window or air view!
19. icyrock1 (Posts: 263; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
Fair enough. I don't use the camera on my smartphone, ever. So having a good camera isn't has important to me (admittedly, it's the only part I skip over in reviews because well, I just never use them).
40. dexter_jdr (Posts: 996; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
they still make great hardware and software
17. -box- (Posts: 3565; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Most phones are well-rounded and versatile (smartphones, anyway), so focusing on the camera (pun not intended) gives them a selling point over underwhelming ever-changing spec bumps.
21. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Actually, Lumia phones are well rounded phones with emphasis on the camera.
What is there, that a Lumia can't do, that a phone can?
28. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 805; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Yes but for the average consumer this is a HUGE selling point. Do you forget the popularity of Facebook, Instagram, etc.. A good camera could easily offset the to choose a Nokia over a Samsung, especially considering that the average person couldn't even tell you how much RAM their phone has.
From the people I speak to on a daily basis this is what sells: How it looks, how good is the camera, size, and is it reliable.
It's easy to forget that as tech people we are far more critical but also make up a small portion of total sales. It's not just a camera and the growing number of sales proves that camera centric phones have a place in the market.
6. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 485; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)
Windows Phone deserves to be a viable 3rd competitor. The market needs more than just an Android/iOS duopoly. Without competition innovation will stagnate.
13. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)
My friend is an Galaxy s3 use and he's thinking of replacing his s3 with the Lumia 925 or next Lumia flagship in Q4
14. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Once coming from Android and going to Wp8 will be a knighmare...
15. papss (Posts: 3376; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
I disagree completely. Matter of fact I would say depending on the person you could say the opposite. There is a dizzing amount of nonsense on android that's not every person wants. So far is much rather use my l920 over my N4 simply because just like iOS WP just works.
32. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
loved the way you put it "dizzing amount of nonsense on android" made my day happier
22. -box- (Posts: 3565; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Your friend has good taste and sense. My wife is pretty disgusted with her S3. On the third screen now and the thing keeps resetting itself, losing contacts, and deleting stuff. I was really hoping it would be less problematic than her (initially my) HTC Sensation; all it does is crash faster.
26. KiranPAUSER (Posts: 73; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
Now people bashing nokia for producing quality camera. I wonder why. With lumia you not only get a good fluid smartphone with great software but also good camera. So its a bonus. And its awefull to see people bashing his boss when he is giving you bonus.
34. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
1 word for you.
If Nokia-class phone camera is in a Samsung they will be using it as a bragging point already.
27. KiranPAUSER (Posts: 73; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
After 3 successive android i am really bored and the recent features are rather frustating and mere glimmick.
I am definitly looking for the next nokia wp flagship later this year.
29. kushki (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
If MS can speed up development of Windows Phone OS and release missing features at a faster rate, both MS and Nokia can succeed.
37. yahoo29 (Posts: 71; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)
For me this year or in another years Many people will change their phones into WP8 phones because some of us or most of us dont like the android lagness unlike in WP8 even a Snap Dragon S4 with a 512 ram could run it smoothly without lag, I'm a Android user and thing that i dont like with android is lagness. And even you want a Lag Free Android you will need hundred dollars just to buy a powerful android, And In next year im thinking about to buy Nokia Lumia coz maybe the WP9 could use the cross-apps like you can install your pc apps to ur Windows Phone.