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IDC: Apple iPhone outsold in Italy by Nokia

0. phoneArena 25 Aug 2013, 01:21 posted on

According to research firm IDC, Nokia has been doing quite well in the U.K. and in Italy; in the latter country, a 17% increase in year over year smartphone sales for Nokia has allowed the Finnish based OEM to grab the second highest smartphone market share in the country for Q2. That puts Nokia behind only Samsung, but ahead of Apple...

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posted on 25 Aug 2013, 01:30 29

1. asingha94 (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


haha!!That's Nokia power...From one by one to all...Haters gonna hate!!Good job Nokia!

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 01:50 14

2. mousesports (Posts: 274; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


+1 Go Nokia

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 05:43 2

18. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Me2 +1 for being stagnant or heading down south

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 10:33 4

44. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


What kind of phone do you use❔

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 11:38 1

55. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Not Nokia that's for sure

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 17:26

78. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


What kind do you use❔ or are you scared I'm going to make it look like trash❔❔

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 20:23 1

82. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


He is a fan of only Nokia not lumia. I know that he is using nokia.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 11:52

59. rms.max (Posts: 95; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


FYI : TROLL is a paid agent. :/

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 13:56

70. SingDaFire (Posts: 74; Member since: 21 Jun 2013)


You make me laugh troll.. Too hard to swallow the truth eh.. It's ok it happens...;)
anyway good job Nokia.. Success awaits you..

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 02:00 8

4. timukh (Posts: 295; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


agree !!!

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 02:11 13

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Not a happy day at Apple Italy HQ....

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 02:31 7

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It's great that Nokia outsold the iPhone in Italy, but if you actually read the article, it really isn't in other parts of the world. Their sales in Europe were down 11% from last year even though smart phones saw an increase of 19% year over year. While Nokia is rising in Italy, their falling throughout Europe...

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 03:39 16

10. Nokfan1603 (Posts: 26; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


Last year's numbers include Symbian. Nokia Lumia is growing fast. In Europe people start to get bored with the iphone.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 09:09 3

35. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


This means that even Symbian owners are not choosing to go with Nokia Lumia.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 09:47 6

39. fronzy (Posts: 5; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


That's because Symbian owners are still using their Symbian phones with excellent build quality and are planning to buy a new Nokia Lumia!!!

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 10:38 3

45. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


You're missing the whole point. Nokia Lumia has lost 11% from same time last year in Europe when smartphone market went up by 19%. This means people including ex-Nokia owners are not buying MS based Nokia phones. It's NOT growing in Western Europe at all, instead it's failing.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 11:40

56. mousesports (Posts: 274; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


i see you dont understand .... live this and go to samisugi forum

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 11:38

54. mousesports (Posts: 274; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


they using asha for shure :)

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 15:51

72. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


WP8 is the fastest growing OS in the world, out pacing both iOS and Android. The sales of Nokia Lumia WP8 devices have continued to grow around 25% to 30% each quarter, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what this means. Those persons who post on PA and claim WP8 is failing to make gains are basically telling lies...

I expect for Nokia to ship about 9.5 to 10.5 million Lumia devices for Q3, and then about 11-12 million for Q4. The company should return to profitability in early 2014, or possibly sooner, depending on the performance of NSN. WP should account for about 15% to 20% percent of the global smartphone market by 2016, with the majority of WP sales being made by Nokia...

Not bad at all. Go, Nokia Go!!!

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 17:00 1

75. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Those people who claim WP will have market share over 5% are spreading lies. WP7 came out about three years ago correct? Why does it have 3.7% market share? WP is losing tremendously to Android and iOS and that's not going to change.

P.S. It's evident you didn't read the article.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 23:09

86. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


PapaSmurf, in case you failed to notice, Nokia produces smartphones that run on WP8 OS, which is completely different from WP7 (Windows Phone CE). The only liar here is you, and the stats that I have quoted are legit.

Nokia sold over 7 million Lumia devices last quarter, and will probably do about 9.5 to 10 million for Q3, and then 12-14 million for Q4 of 2013. You can rant all you want about past failures for Windows CE, but that was before Nokia had adopted WP OS as it's primary platform.

Face the truth buddy; Microsoft and Nokia cannot be shut out, and WP8.x will continue to gain traction.

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 08:58

88. sgodsell (Posts: 3890; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


When you look at their stats over the last 3 quarters since WP8 was introduced. The sales included both WP7 and 8. And anyone getting WP7 not knowing that they will not be able to upgrade to WP8.

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 09:06

89. sgodsell (Posts: 3890; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


If you look at their actual smartphone sales for italy in Q4 2012 and Q1 2013. Their top selling WP were WP7 units and not WP8. Just a matter of time when those who purchased WP7 can't be upgraded to WP8. Then we will see how many will stay with WP. Give it time.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 10:17 1

42. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Apple started too slip in every country. Good news plus the Italian have good taste In phones.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 20:24 1

83. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Giant has woke up from own home, and now waking up from neighborhoods.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 01:58 15

3. timukh (Posts: 295; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


If nokia hadn't choose wp, then MS would had been doomed...

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 02:34 6

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Um, the main reason why they didn't op for a different OS (Android) was because Samsung literally dominates in terms of market share, profits, and handsets sold every quarter since late 2010. iOS is limited to only Apple (of course) so that's a no-go. If it wasn't for Nokia, WP wouldn't have made it this far. And besides, Nokia is getting paid heavily by Microsoft for choosing WP.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 04:56

15. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


So in both ways Nokia and MS would've been doomed

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 08:22 7

30. papss (unregistered)


So what you both are saying is that it was a great business move for both? How dare they! M$ should have let apple die a long time ago too.. If it weren't for m$ money they would have died many years ago.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 09:10 4

36. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Samsung was not "dominating" as you put it, at that point quite yet. I'm not saying it would have been the best move for them, but Nokia still had a good chance to do well in the Android market then because no OEM had such a commmanding lead yet.

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