Nokia Lumia sales expected to grow to 5.6 million in Q1 2013
"Its visibility is really poor, and of course there's still a possibility that the Windows strategy will fail. We don't know," Michael Schroder of Finnish investment group FIM said. "But the base case assumption now is that volumes will gradually come up as the geographical coverage distribution gets wider and product portfolio moves towards lower price points."
Nokia is expected to have grown Lumia phone sales to 5.6 million units in the first quarter of 2013, a notable growth from the 4.4 million it sold in the previous quarter.
Analysts forecast an 11.8% drop from last year’s $8.49 billion net sales.
But Nokia’s story is not all about Windows Phone and Lumia. Nokia Group has underwent a tough restructuring of its previously loss-making Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) arm and turned it into a profitable business under Stephen Elop. NSN has focused on rapid 4G LTE deployment and that has given its benefits.
17. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)
As much as I'd love Nokia hardware with Android OS, I'm enjoying my Lumia 900 and I too wish Nokia luck. Nokia's innovations should be rewarded and I hope they become contenders in the near future, all the best.
23. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Yup, even though I'm using Android OS, I love Windows Phone too!
The live tiles, ahh......amazing, and with the amount of games and apps increasing, Nokia will definitely make a comeback in the future!
So, good luck Nokia! :)
27. akki20892 (Posts: 3653; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
wait for Official Q1 2013 annouce by Nokia, i don't trust this stuff. i know they made good profit though.
Nokia will come back soon. Waiting for Catwalk......!!!
31. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Yeah, we need to wait for the official announcement, but still, we need to wish all the best to Nokia!
Nokia will definitely make a comeback in the future, and also I'm waiting for the Catwalk too!
43. Jack1192 (Posts: 35; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)
I am so glad this comment doesn't have a thumbs down. Good luck Nokia. We need you in the mobile arena.
56. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Remember, in most of the Nokia articles will be peaceful. And I was just wishing Nokia good luck, if someone give a thumbs down on my comment, that means that they're too "HIGH". :P
2. superstar (Posts: 30; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)
Next phone Nokia lumia, no more update woes with Sony!
28. akki20892 (Posts: 3653; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
4. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
one thing that is keeping nokia from being on the top is they only attacted to one os and also they are slow in moving forward they only add 1 feature for each phone if they need to grow faster they need to be aggressive hit it hard
8. superstar (Posts: 30; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)
Blackberry yes, Nokia no in a year and a half they have produced a large number of great windows phones that HTC and Samsung can't compete with, this is why Nokia has gained 80% of the windows 8 market share!
11. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
i know that superstar but i'm talking features wise they need to bring more things to the table go aggressive as never before i'm sure if they hit it aggressive they will be on top they need to keep there options open don't attracted to one os.
13. superstar (Posts: 30; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)
True I know what you I see the Nokia N9 and think what if...? The worlds best ever phone design phone and meego a really nice intuitive OS I would have brought a Meego phone if they were still being made and supported as who needs thousands of apps, A good UI which doesn't need huge processing power to run smoothly is far more important at the same time I do like windows phone. (windows phone with MHL or hdmi ports are needed)
14. Leo_MC (Posts: 600; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
What features do you think they would need?
15. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
i think they need something new that other phones don't have to show everyone who is nokia show them that they back on top i really would like to see nokia on top again they deserve it they are good at what they do.
16. superstar (Posts: 30; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)
Hardware restrictions. Even though Microsoft thinks a dual core 1.5ghz processors are enough and 720p screen resolutions are enough top end windows phone with specifications of mid rage android phones does not make sense an average spec found on the HTC window phone 8x costs £400, why...? Quad core full HD display phones are needed to bring down the price of Mid spec phone so they can compete with android and MHL would be useful.
My ideal spec windows phone; 1.7ghz dual core processor 2gb ram 1080p HD(4.3 inch display), micro sd slot In an identical design to lumia 800 with MHL and by Nokia
19. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
also it doesn't hurt if nokia includs a 20-41 mp camera in there with 1.7ghz dual core processor 2gb ram 1080p HD(4.3 - 5 inch display), micro sd slot
29. akki20892 (Posts: 3653; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
i Think Catwalk, will have Aluminium, 1080p, 2gb ram, micro sd slot, and Quad core.....will be damn good phone from Nokia.....and some cool features.
41. Leo_MC (Posts: 600; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
The same questions gets to be asked for Android devices.
Why does a plastic Android phone costs more than an aluminium or glass one?
MHL is about physical connection, I'm for the elimination of the cables: dnla, wifi, kinetc etc.
Why 1.7 GHz when we can have 3 GHz; why 2 Gb when we can have 16 Gb, why 1080p when 4k is uppon us, why sd when we can have 256 Gb, no 2Tb of internal space?
The thing is we can stretch the hardware but can we identify what do we NEED in a PHONE?
Do we need quad-core? If "yes", what for?
Do we need 1080p in 5-6"? If "yes", what for?
Unless one answer this questions, enumerating hardware findings are useless.
Edit: I, for one, would like saphire glass on a iPhone-like (size, design and hardware) phone; everything more (except the size) would be a bonus.
44. superstar (Posts: 30; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)
Read the first paragraph of comment 16 again, that's why
47. Leo_MC (Posts: 600; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
To answer your dilemma, the same thing applies to Android: "16 cores, 4k displays are needed in Android phones so that they can compete with mid range tablets".
But answer me this: does it makes sense to use quad-core processors just to flip between screens with hardly any lag? (because that's Android: a hardware hungry os that does nothing more than a WP with dual-core).
I'm sure you can tell us - and I can hardly wait to hear - why do normal people need quad-cores or 5" displays in their PHONES and what can Android phones do and iOS, WP, Blackberry (or even Symbian) phones can't.
3, 2, 1, Go:
51. superstar (Posts: 30; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)
I still don't think you have understood what I'm trying to say. All I am saying is that if you take 2 phone's which are similar say the xperia s and lumia 820 and compare the screen resolution xperia s 342, very sharp compared 820's 217 noticeable pixels. Which costs more? 820 by around £100 more. I think windows owners should not have to pay a lot more for specs on hardware which are the same as cheaper android devices. Why is this case, it is the case with all of the higher end windows phones
60. Leo_MC (Posts: 600; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
Take Nokia 920 (with it's PureMotion HD+ display) and put it next to S3 (with 720p pentile, oversaturated display); they both have about the same price.
Which one will is better?
You say internals; ok, let's hear it: what can a phone like a S3 do and 920 can't?
53. iushnt (Posts: 756; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
There are phones like galaxy grand that works great with dual core.. Flagship android phones are true multitasking devices... I don't know much about wp but iOS is not that great to multitasking.. S3 can hold the minimized app for several days and it resumes exactly to the same situation unlike ios.. Lets not forget about the premium suite upgrade that brings multi window.. If You don't need high quality display, high processor then you can get mid range devices like galaxy grand or s4mini..they are on par with iPhone in terms of features and 3 times cheaper too.. I can connect a pendrive, or keyboard easily on flagship androids.. They also offer file manager and easy file sharing options.. I don't need to rely on iTunes if my fren has a good song that he wants me to listen.. Android has lots of choices, if you don't think you don't need those high spec hardware then you can get the hardware specs that you need.. But if you are ready to pay $600+ then why not get a full blown hardware than mediocre specs right? Choice is yours, having choice is good remember right? As You don't like 1080p display and high cpus, what do you think flagship wp and ios can do that mid range galaxy grand can't do?
52. iushnt (Posts: 756; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
So now you don't want phones to be any better.. So limited thought
64. LumiaLover (Posts: 160; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)
I think the Lumia 920 might have had more than 1 new, unique feature at launch? Camera, display, wireless charging?
5. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Up that by three times, Nokia, and you'll be up there with Huawei and ZTE.
And by two, and you might catch Sony
7. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
aww so becuase there showing improvemnets you have to try hard to slate them. you poor little baby, so hows it feel the iphone trounces your precious samsung ?
come on you love dishing your crap out so try taking it without crying or getting your backup to help you lmao
54. iushnt (Posts: 756; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
The days for iPhone trouncing samsung is already over.. In 2012, iPhone was close being s3 but if we combine all phones from Samsung then Iphones get lost.. Your point?
65. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
combine all phone sales and nokia are back up there, your point?
plus the fact suddenly samsung has a hit with the s3 and sales are in there favour you fanboys now cry sales matter yet when the iphone was obliterating everything in terms of sales you whined sales arent important
so why do you suddenly change your tune when its in fanboys favor?
20. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
Nokia is still in the process of restructuring and rebuilding their fortunes, but their reputation for quality and durability remains, and I do expect them to continue to build momentum. However, much of that success will depend on Microsoft, and how well they evolve the Windows Phone platform...
6. wendygarett (unregistered)
5.6? Haha such few the device sold...
9. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
go back to been irrelevant troll boy, im sure next week you will be hating something else etc
what a tragic life you must have
22. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
I was going to thumb down but hey its Wendy and well her comments don't really count..,
55. akki20892 (Posts: 3653; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
have see this: about 80% nokia there.
42. Avenger337 (Posts: 59; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)
Nokia is a great brand, but it fails to stake everything on Wondows phone. The reality is that the volume of sales that Nokia currently has no use to go back to being the giant that was then and this is due not to the quality of their hardware or software but, for the general public is not interested in windows . I wish you luck with Nokia, however, at this time the operating system is just a small fish surrounded by two huge sharks and other creatures as strong as that little fish.
61. LumiaLover (Posts: 160; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)
Avenger, Nokia are the big fish in a small but growing pond. You only have to see the relentless launches of high end phones on Android to know why Nokia have chosen the WP route. Nokia do not have the resources to keep up with this relentless push on higher specs. It's funny really because I'm sure there are plenty of WP lovers who would like the HTC ONE with WP8 and plenty of Android lovers who would love the Lumia 920 with Android. I think the point I'm trying to make though is that the Lumia 920 stands out because of WP8, whereas it may just blend into the background in the over saturated Android market.
66. Avenger337 (Posts: 59; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)
I understand your argument friend, colleague problem is that Nokia should not stake everything on Windows Phone, Elop's sacrificed too much to do that. It's not bad operating system, the problem is that does not start or does not convince most people and manufacturers. Big companies do not want to get windows phone models that the market is small. Why do you think Samsung and Huawei are supporting other operating systems besides which is the main warrior android?. By the way thanks for discuss with your foundation and without losing the compustura, greetings.
58. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 215; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)
Cant understand why Nokia is staking everything and go exclusively on Windows OS only. Why cant they go for Android too. The strategy should have been to target all segment of customers. They have played into samsung's hands. Even with all this success, the hardware quality of Samsung is nowhere near Nokia's. Sometimes I really wonder, maybe there is some truth in what people say about Elop being a Microsoft mole.
59. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
I wouldn't swap my Lumia 920 for anything (except the unannounced Nokia EOS).
62. LumiaLover (Posts: 160; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)
Me too Edmund. I never get bored of looking at my phone. Beautiful design and beautiful WP8. I was always an Android fan / user prior to watching the Lumia 920 launch event. From the moment I saw this phone and OS combination I wanted it, and I have not regretted a single second since I swapped.