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Nokia swings back as Windows Phone becomes Finland's most popular platform

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Nokia swings back as Windows Phone becomes Finland's most popular platform
Nokia is making a comeback in its home market of Finland as Windows Phone has now become the country’s most popular platform beating Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, according to Market research company Marketvision.

Windows Phone scored a share of 35% of new mobile device sales, ranking first ahead of Android with its 33% and iOS with a 30% share.

The Finnish market is of course way more different than the rest of the world. Being a patriotic country, Finns take big pride in Nokia and its success and have been loyally supporting the company throughout the years. As Nokia faded out of relevance with the smartphone boom when it still made only Symbian phones however Finns turned to the iPhone and Android.

Now, though, for the first time we are seeing sales in Finland once again showing support for Nokia which should mean that Nokia is doing something right. The Finnish manufacturer however is still facing an uphill battle in the rest of Europe and quite frankly all across the globe. Google’s Android is dominating sales virtually everywhere in Europe and the iPhone is the only real runner-up. Windows Phone ranks a very distant third and it has to pick up some sales volume.

"Finnish smartphone platforms in the market differ from other markets. In most other countries, the Android platform dominates the smartphone market, while in Finland the Windows Phone is taking a strong foothold due to the Nokia Lumia family," Market Vision chief analyst Toni Nygrén said.

Check out the full study at the source link below.

source: Marketvision via WMPowerUser

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posted on 07 Jun 2013, 09:11 12

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


Finally after 4 years in decline of Nokia nearly collapsing.

Still Samsung sales more than Nokia in it's territory!

Nokia FTW!

WP8 south

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 09:13 31

2. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


You suck

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 09:14 17

4. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


Lol yeah thats what Trolls do! :) they suck big time

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 10:14 1

21. SIGPRO (Posts: 1519; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Yes they suck chocolate salty balls!

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 11:06 2

24. Rorschach (Posts: 83; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)


Nokia has a long way to go before coming close to the likes of Samsung or Apple.. Those poor souls in Finalnd..

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 23:57

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


in sales maybe probably alot more sooner than anticipated

in greatness Nokia already exceeds the likes of apple and Samsung

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 10:09 7

19. superstar (Posts: 30; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)


Look at how few ativ phone's were sold before you start criticizing Nokia's WP8 efforts.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 10:29

22. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


motorola>nokia>blackberry>??
who next will decline in market share?
maybe samsung or apple...
but one thing for sure, it is hard to get back at the top!!

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 12:54 12

31. Dastrix (unregistered)


Nokia is back. Deal with it. STFU or GTFO.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 13:08 2

33. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


i wouldnt say there back, besides your a bit of a nokia fanboy arent you....

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 14:41 6

36. Dastrix (unregistered)


Well, ever since WP secured the third place in the mobile phone ecosystem, it has been picking up and gaining traction. So, technically, "there" back :P

And yes, thank you for noticing the obvious mate :)

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 09:13 18

3. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


Nokia - You are doing it right! :)

Watch WinPho dominance by next year!

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 09:39 7

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


Lmao what a joke!

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 15:47 4

42. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


Lmao what a troll! :P

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 09:41 9

12. amansingal14 (Posts: 309; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Not now mate. In Finland maybe, but Microsoft has lots of things to get right. I think WP will have a 17-18 % share in next five years if Nokia and MS do it right.

Edit - Only* if Nokia and MS both* do it right

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 09:58 1

17. icyrock1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


There are some minor things I'd need before I get a windows phone. For example, I hear IE10 on wp only let's you have 8 tabs open? I normally have around 15~20 open at any time.

Also I'd like to see them allow real alternative browsers (they do the same thing apple does with iOS, and don't allow alternative rendering engines).

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 14:48 5

37. deburocks (Posts: 126; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)


i really wonder what u do in those 15-20 tabs ?????8 is more then enuf untill unless u dont have any work to do and wanna waste the whole net package in browsing.. Ur facts or needs just plain stupid man

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 03:17 1

51. icyrock1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


I like to multitask. I like to open sites and then read them later at my own pace.

Though, if must know, currently my tabs are

http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/4/4393708/acer-aspire-s7-s3-2013-computex-hands-on
http://lifehacker.com/why-are-there-so-many-productivity-apps-and-how-do-i-pi-511902317
http://www.bing.com/rewards/dashboard
http://www.bing.com/?FORM=Z9FD1
http://www.androidpit.com/en/android/tests/test/396935/Duolingo-Learn-Languages-Free-it-really-worked-for-me
http://www.imore.com/best-indie-games-iphone-and-ipad
http://www.reddit.com
http://www.dorkly.com/comic/52320/the-console-wars
http://www.dorkly.com/article/52297/the-8-types-of-sims-players
http://www.collegehumor.com
http://imgur.com/?original

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 14:59 3

41. Dastrix (unregistered)


There's an alternative browser for IE on WP; it's called Nokia Xpress.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 15:49 3

43. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


Um no. There are plenty of alternative browsers available on WinPho to cater to your needs.

You want incognito you got it, then there is CubeSurf, Opera, Squirrel QC.

But yes for most of my needs I am good with IE. Anything else you would like? :) Let me know I am sure I can find something equally efficient.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 07:08

53. icyrock1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


There not "real" alternatives though.

http://www.wpcentral.com/uc-browser-version-3-hits-store-brings-array-new-features

Read boris's comments. They can't use there own rendering engine. A lot like what apple does with safari actually.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 09:58 9

18. indianapple89 (Posts: 47; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


Nokia is definitely doing its part. Coming out with great hardware, innovation in terms of camera, pricing and getting major apps to develop for WP. Its all upto MS....

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 10:44 2

23. smallworld (Posts: 488; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Ah Ah don't dream! Not even 10 %.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 11:50

29. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Mate I have a windows phone and I can assure you....it will not be dominating my next year!

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 15:51

44. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


Sorry it didn't work for you. But it will certainly be aggressively growing the following years.

Major app developers are already seeing its potential and how well it could work in a corporate environment with the pre-present windows ecosystem. :)

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 14:51 6

38. deburocks (Posts: 126; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)


its already piling up in india, now using a windows a status symbol and using a droid means cheap stuff and so common..its boring to see every user vid a droid sort f boring now...

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 09:16 12

5. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Great! Now that the home base is secure...

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 09:54 7

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


yep, in 2014 we will see great growth.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 09:25 12

6. gaurang (Posts: 94; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)


gooooooooooooooooooooooo nokia

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 09:27 2

7. ryq24 (Posts: 737; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


If nokia want to regain market share, make temple run 1 & 2 plus candy crasher free and available to all lumia phones and not only for 820 & 920!

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