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Nokia sold 4.4 million Lumia in Q4 2012, beats outlook and shares surge pre-market

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Nokia sold 4.4 million Lumia in Q4 2012, beats outlook and shares surge pre-market
Nokia has just announced its preliminary round-up of the Holiday fourth-quarter of 2012 and it managed to beat expectations for its devices and services departments, and its shares surged nearly 20% in pre-market trading on this news.

Nokia was happy to announce both its Lumia lineup of Windows Phone devices and its dumbphones sold better than expected with Nokia Lumia sales amounting to 4.4 million. Overall, smartphone sales stood at 6.6 million.

The company also had lower than expected operating expenses, and has achieved underlying profitability in Q4 2012.

This is some good news for the struggling Finnish phone maker, but the real question is whether Nokia can keep on growing. At the same time, the company warned that it forecasts a weaker Q1 2013 due to seasonality.
“We are pleased that Q4 2012 was a solid quarter where we exceeded expectations and delivered underlying profitability in Devices & Services and record underlying profitability in Nokia Siemens Networks. We focused on our priorities and as a result we sold a total of 14 million Asha smartphones and Lumia smartphones while managing our costs efficiently, and Nokia Siemens Networks delivered yet another very good quarter,” chief executive Stephen Elop commented.

Interestingly enough, while Elop and Nokia continue to speak about Asha phones as smartphones (when they are clearly not), its accountants are more realistic and put the Asha lineup in Nokia’s feature phone statistics.

Here is how Nokia’s Q4 2012 sales break down:

  • Mobile phones (read, feature phones): 79.6 million
  • of which Asha full-touch phones: 9.3 million
  • Smart devices: 6.6 million
  • of which Lumia Windows Phones: 4.4 million

source: Nokia

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posted on 10 Jan 2013, 07:56 36

1. McJobs (Posts: 107; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


Good luck NOKIA !

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 09:09 30

20. MeoCao (unregistered)


Great news for Nokia, innovation is always rewarded.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 10:45 6

46. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Good news indeed... But Nokia can't stop here...they need something to go against the 1080p monsters released in the CES, and they need to do it soon.
Suddenly, OIS is not that appealing as it used to be. 920's a great device, but the rate at which mobile phones grow with new exciting features is not giving anyone, anytime for rests and breaks. I hope Nokia does something surprising at the MWC.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 12:14 4

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


agreed... so far i know more "pure " is coming...... :)

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 12:26 3

57. abhishek48 (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


OK, but there numbers are nothing compared to samsung, apple

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 13:14 1

61. zippolite28 (Posts: 106; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


samsung have entered now and before they never had any like .. but to say the char now ....

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 13:16 6

63. zippolite28 (Posts: 106; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


whats soo special about samsoung other than android and amoled bro ....

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 14:54 1

71. abhishek48 (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


It Exonys SOC and mali gpu, which beated crap out of qualcom last year, this year also Exonnys quad was netter than krat dual. no doubt kraot quad isbetter , but lumia has only krait dual.. which is less Exonys Quad

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 21:34 5

114. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


why u need a quad-core processors when u can't utilize them.... Just for Show OFF......

Only Android JB needs Quad-core to run smoothly....not WP8 .... they are customized to suck less power ....

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 05:17

127. joey_sfb (Posts: 6003; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


http://www.glbenchmark.com/benchmarks.jsp

Visit above link. 1080p Gaming most phone is only running at 7 - 15 fps.

I don't know about you, i am ready and i want more processing power now!!!!

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 05:28

128. joey_sfb (Posts: 6003; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


http://www.glbenchmark.com/benchmarks.jsp?benchmark=glb30

Hit me with OpenGL ES 3.0

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 13:12 11

60. zippolite28 (Posts: 106; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


good luck nokia .... i dont hate u ... and ppl who hates are jealos of this .... its not about WP or android .... its about they r doing good ... lets be happy for that

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 14:54

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


It's not hate more like bashing Trolling on Nokia.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 20:36 2

106. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


so u do confess that all u do is bashing trolling on Nokia !!

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 20:43 4

107. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


mate dont waste too much time on that kid

he will respond trying to justify his bashing by saying everyone does it etc all that bs

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 14:43

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


Sales will tumble in 2013....!

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 17:02 4

86. papss (unregistered)


Hear you go again putting you very small opinion as a fact.... Mate

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 21:30 2

113. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


why u have 7 thumbs down...just for saying " Good Luck nokia"?

Bad Luck for haters.....

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 08:01 15

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


Q1 2013 will be more interesting,

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 08:02 22

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


Good job, Nokia!

I wonder how many more would have sold if the 920 weren't carrier exclusive in various countries, US and UK especially.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 08:35 12

11. windroid (unregistered)


They would sell much more if they had them. They were launched in a limited number of countries, only now they are starting to sell in some European countries.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 08:50 9

14. jibraihimi (Posts: 764; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Yes you are right, the sale of lumia's were hampered by limited availability, first of all they were not available in most countries, India saw the launch of lumia 920/820/620, today,china also saw the launch very late into December, and above this sale were also hampered by the low stocks in the markets where it was available........... But even though positive result shows that Nokia is taking baby steps to get back to their previous position............

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 09:34

24. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I don't know about situation in the other countries but, I'm from Europe and in my country Nokia Lumia 920 is available for conditionally long time now.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 10:24

41. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


But in my country it doesn't even have a release date yet.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 10:27

42. Mizmo (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


Belgium, Romania, Luxembourg, Netherlands,...
had to buy mine from germany

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 13:55

64. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Lithuania

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 12:37

58. the_best (Posts: 139; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


you are clearly not from europe, because no one from europe ever say they are from europe.. its like saying you come from earth.. anyways good for nokia

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 13:15

62. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Yes, I'm from Europe - Lithuania.

Where are you from?

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 19:19

130. the_best (Posts: 139; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


hehe okay then, i guess its ok for you guys.. not wanting to be sovjet satellite state and all.. im from sweden, for us europe is obvious and not really relevant..

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 10:00 2

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


A huge lot of carriers in th uk and europe reduced the lumia 800 and 610 to about 90 - 150 bucks respectively on pre pay/no contract in order to clear backlogs of unsold stock. These sales no doubt influenced Nokias christmas sales fugures but substantial loses were incured because the handsets were origionally meant to be previous selling at about 300% dearer

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