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Nokia sold 2.9 million Lumia Windows Phones in Q3 2012

0. phoneArena 18 Oct 2012, 05:08 posted on

Nokia sold 2.9 million Lumia Windows Phone devices in the third quarter of 2012, as sales of its Windows Phone-based smartphones declined from a 4 million high in Q2 2012…

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posted on 18 Oct 2012, 05:29 21

1. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Not a bad performance at market compared to RIM... Sad that they don't produce Android smart phones

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 06:08 9

8. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Nokia can still turn it around and with WP8 they probably will but I cant say the same for RIM as they just dont inspire confidence anymore

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 06:15 4

12. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


For you, there are a few ardent BB fans and BB10 looks good.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 10:17 1

67. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Being a fan is a personal choice but what I am saying about BB is based on what we've seen so far...delays and delays...

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 18:34

76. cdgoin (Posts: 543; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


Actually from what I have seen.. it looks like armed over iOS crossed with Android.. Nothing special. Then the one thing that makes BB, BB Is the QWERTY keyboard and BB10 doesn't look like they are goin to have that at least at first. So the one thing that really makes them different, they are eliminating. BB will merge thier software with WP to try to keep enterprise businesses. That or they will just die.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 06:23 3

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


They have been trying for the past 7years, WP8 wont cause no hype nor attraction.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 06:27 6

21. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Troll, you do know WinMo and WinPho are different right? If you don't then well, don't comment.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 06:32 2

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


I've course I still have the Htc Tytn.... There still same.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 06:35 4

24. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


What is the same except that MS has made them both and well, both carry the Windows name tag?

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 06:38 6

25. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


You have every single phone from the world, right?

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 08:54 3

54. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Troll harder

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 08:07

47. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Agreed,wp8 will create only a very minor temporary stir. For other manufacturers its no biggie,for nokia it could be crippling as they are chained by the groin to windows phone. Instore we've had minimal to zero inquires from customers about wp8 handsets.

I'Ve said it here for ages and have got blasted a few times but i've seen it first hand in the industry day in day out,windows phones are very unpopular,the vast majority of people hated the block tile ui and very very little actually consider purchasing one unless theres a huge discounted price applied.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 08:35 3

51. snowgator (Posts: 3601; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


My problem with your opinion on the sales ( and I did not thumb you down, just FYI), is that you are basing it only on personal experience and not big picture.

WP was only launched 2 years ago, and into a much more competitive world than either the iPhone or Android. Both of those OS's had the advantage of launching when smart phone sales were developing, not established. WP not only has to convince consumers to give a new look a chance (not iOS or Android Grid base, but the live tile base), but also develop the support for it.

MS has done a great job developing the support. Windows 8 will be all tile base, developing acceptance for WP 8 in a way that being on the smart phones alone can't. Developers will be developing for the entire ecosystem- do apps or support for Windows 8, and since the kernal is the same you are developing for WP 8 anyways. It is a completly interactive way of handling it.

Maybe the smart phone industry will never truly embrace the live tiles enough to challenge Android for #1, but that is okay. WP8 will be a HUGE player for #3 and maybe #2 if Apple continues to devlop iOS at a slower pace. That will still be tons of profit, and a vibrant base.

The only question: Will it happen fast enough to help Nokia survive as a WP-only manufacturer?

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 09:53

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


Also could mean that your not that great of a sales person! I use to work for at&t a while back and let me tell you it was actually easy selling WP, you may need to qualify your customer (not everyone walking through your doors is fit for a WP. Qualifying your customer, understand there need for a smartphone. I occasionally had elder folks or 1st time smartphone users come in to my store and the loved the tiles, easy to see and very uniform, talked to them about office integration and all the voice commands they could do just from holding down the center windows button and they were sold. Sometimes it can be a tough to read people but do it right you'll feel good about making that sales

"in store we had minimal to zero inquiries"-- so your saying your just an order taker and not really a sales Rep, great sales reps know how to approach people and convey confidence when they speak, therefore the customer trusting your recommendation

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 13:33

73. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Eh no,i do many differnet aspects in the company and industry. We have nobody ask for them,we had to reduce wp7 prices as there was a backlog of unsold stock and even now they are very slow to sell. Plus no staff would recommend them,the lumia 800 for example as it has been plagued with blank screen issues as well as the likes of not powering on despite full charge,Many sales can be lost when customers didn't like the wp ui when demonstrated.The worldwide figures have shown in general the very low popularity of the platform unfortunately. This is sad news for nokia.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 18:35

77. cdgoin (Posts: 543; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


From where did you get that info.. EVERYONE I know that has seen WP likes it and many bought it. If Dell werent idiots, the DVP would have been a huge seller..

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 09:09 1

59. Snoobab (Posts: 175; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


WP8 shares the exact same kernel as Windows 8 making app development open to a whole army of PC developers. Expect big things.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 05:12

84. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


yeah microsoft played the right cards

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 07:00 9

30. wp8forever (unregistered)


Things are about to change, how wouldn't they when you will start selling the best phone in the world lumia 920.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 07:26 3

31. Hemlocke (unregistered)


You mean the phone with the OS that takes over 10GB of space on the Lumia? There is a reason there haven't been any big demos for the actual OS: It's a bloated nightmare that will be a poor performer on the hardware they have chosen for this generation.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 07:59 8

39. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Aaaahahahahahahahaha you are such a fool. The COMPUTER OS, with Microsoft Office and a bunch of other apps, took 12 GB on one person's system. My version of Windows 8 RTM only took 6GB after all drivers were updated. That is the COMPUTER OS, NOT the phone's.

Oh, thanks for the laughs.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 08:07 3

46. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


yeah, -box- is right. What they said was Surface has 10 GB allotted for system memory including MS Office suite and other essential apps. And they never said that Windows phones would follow the same. This is like saying that OSX of Macbook's and iOS of iphone are same in size...

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 08:56 1

55. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


HAHAH!

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 11:51

69. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


bulky phone ... only nokia fans buy that brick...

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 11:39

68. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Hey PhoneArena, now that you've stated that Ashas aren't smartphones, can you stop comparing them to entry level Androids? kthxbai

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 05:37 4

2. Loubielou (Posts: 515; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


This is the Time Know the Nokia Board finally decide Mr Elops Position at Nokia,as we have seen no Growth at Nokia since he stepped in but more Decline,O.k he Convinced Nokia that is Old Employees Micosoft would off Investment into Nokia by Chosing Windows,but Windows was to Restricted for those use to using Nokia Symbian phones,an Android was more like Symbian,then Microsoft got Nokia to change the design of Windows phones an make them like iPhones with no mico sd card slot an no Bluetooth sending an Recieving,Samsung have Gained more from Nokias mistakes with the Lumias with phones with micro sd card slots an Removable batteries,Mr Elop made alot of Nokia phone users switch to Android after announcing "Symbian is Dead" an ever since Nokia have Struggled,he must go now or Nokia will be Finished by Over Valuing the New Lumias,Android would have been alot better for Nokia

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 05:54 8

5. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


The only thing that prevented a growth of Lumia shipments were: the introduction of WP8 handsets and the premature stupid MS conference in which they basically demoed nothing but resizing tiles and said WP7.5 handsets wouldn't get WP8. SO people logically and intelligently waited for WP87 handsets. Q4 looks good for them though.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 06:15 3

11. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Right said bro.. Though announcing that news was necessary that time. Because later they announce, more offended people would have been. Imagine buying a 900 a week ago the 920 announcement over 2 year contract!

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 06:26 4

19. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


But why don't people in the US buy devices off-contract if it's cheaper over two years and you can change your phone as many times as you want and phones don't come with any carrier bloatware? Good that this s**t doesn't exist in India.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 06:40 3

27. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Totally true. Better option for them is, buy an unlocked phone and pay in EMIs. I can never stick to a single phone for more than an year. India is cool with low call rates and non-restricting carriers.

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