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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: 348; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Yes they suck chocolate salty balls!

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 11:06 2

24. Rorschach (Posts: 37; 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: 764; 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 (Posts: 518; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


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

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 13:08 2

33. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; 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 (Posts: 518; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


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: 276; 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: 263; 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: 263; 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 (Posts: 518; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


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: 263; 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: 371; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


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

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 11:50

29. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; 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: 939; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


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

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 09:54 7

16. akki20892 (Posts: 2656; 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: 441; 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!

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 09:35 6

8. alterecho (Posts: 939; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


That's not Nokia's fault...

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 11:15 1

25. jsdechavez (Posts: 676; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


The fault of the OS perhaps?

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 09:36 3

9. wendygarett (unregistered)


Lol Finland...

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 09:40 14

11. amansingal14 (Posts: 276; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Lol Wendy? Really fangirl? Our own trademarked TROLL doesn't troll as much as you do...

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 13:21 4

34. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4812; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Finland is a nice country, if you don't anything just STFU!

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 14:54 2

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


whats so funny bout that ????? its a gud place to visit and spend ur holidays..

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 09:47 4

13. meyy91 (Posts: 7; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Windows phone has no apzzzz no gamezzz..! Remember.. :P :P :P :D

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 09:53 2

15. akki20892 (Posts: 2656; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


r u kiding me.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 10:09 5

20. meyy91 (Posts: 7; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


not really.. ;)

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 15:53 1

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


Haha that was a good one.

Wait I got another one!

I am not running stock Android, now watch how my phone never fragments and crashes..... :P

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 09:47 3

14. Muzhhur (Posts: 231; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Well thats good but not enough, keep goin up

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 11:16 1

26. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5637; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


It's the only WINDOWS phone

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 11:20 1

27. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Nokia needs to appeal to a wider audience. It has a good camera, now what? Keep working the camera??? No, start doing something else... And who ever says Nokia doesnt need more cores,.slap yourself in the face. Less cores mean less support for anything else to push the hardware to the next level of games, firmware, upgradibility, UI, etc...

I have no doubt that Microsoft will never plan any radical changes just like Apple.
This is why their old devices never get left behind, because what is there to change?
The changes are so minimal & they call it the next OS! Suckers.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 12:38 2

30. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Not sure how much the Lumia 900 owners would agree with you, but you still make a good point. I loved all my old Android devices, but getting left on an old OS was bothersome. I still wish Google would mandate that all device come vanilla out of the box, and all UI's should be downloaded as launchers. That would make life so much easier.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 19:18 1

48. -box- (Posts: 3565; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


As a Lumia 900 owner (until the 925 comes out), I'm not disappointed at all. 7.8 gives a lot of the same goodies as 8 without making the phone run like crud truing to run an OS that needs better hardware than what I have with an older model. My sole disappointment lies with the fact that WP8 came out just 6 months later the 900 was launched, but it was 6 months I enjoyed having the Lumia instead of trying to use an HTC Sensation or my Nokia C7 Astound (which had become too small for me, but is still my backup phone).

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 23:42

49. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Basically Windows has been running the same OS since it came out. With very very minor changes. Their lack of very high end phones prevent the old ones from getting left behind because the OS is optimized to run on the slowest phone out there.

This is good for low end devices, but bad for the high. There is a lack of support to bring Nokia to the next level. Its going to get left behind if their Nokia 1000 performs and has the sane OS as an 800, just because they cant innovate. This isnt Nokiae fault. Its Microsofts for their lack of support for anything in true HD and more powerful than a dual core. This is why Nokia makes excuses that its all they need, but in reality theres no support from it. If Microsoft continues, they will be left behind by BB!!! The developers are going to start running or just lag to bring anything to MS like you see as of now!

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 11:48 8

28. Eonnaydra (Posts: 185; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Why Phonearena's admins don't ban the trolls?
In every article I see stupid trolls thumbing down every comment and making alot of off-topic.They are ruining this site.
From 10 comments,just 4-5 comms are normal.It's annoying.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 13:02 8

32. Dastrix (Posts: 518; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


I know what you mean. I've got enough of these retards as well. With all due respect to the PhoneArena team, I think that their rationale is somewhat flawed. It's obvious when someone is trolling, yet they don't get banned. I respect everyone on PhoneArena, but not these trolls. They need to be permanently banned. They don't even deserve to be on the Internet.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 14:57 1

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


i dunno when some people even use abusive language and vulgur comments they dont get banned , dunno who is moderating phonearena comments. . A 1 up frm me, m vid u.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 16:48 1

46. njguy (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 May 2013)


Because trolls get responses, which means more page views, which means more advertising $$$. As long as the trolls don't get too offensive they're tolerated by the admins since they serve a purpose.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 14:30

35. Avenger337 (Posts: 59; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)


Nokia will not be great until I stop windows phone aside. Well that's nice and all but they have already lost too much to the cost of a little ext. You will not see news from the likes of android when it is normal not to let rise and be on millions of devices worldwide.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 19:12 1

47. -box- (Posts: 3565; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I went to the Microsoft Store grand opening today. Saw quite a few WPs, mostly Lumia 920s and HTC 8Xs. What was neat was seeing all the iphonies seeing WP in action and being dumbstruck at how outdated their OS is. I probably saw about 10 trade-ins in my shirt time there. I pulled up some of the leaks for the Lumia EOS and the mechanical shutter video posted earlier today just about floored the folks watching. One lady said, "so what, it's a camera!", and her sob said, "no, mom, that's a PHONE, and it's the one I want when it comes out!"
My favorite part is how close the Microsoft store is to the apple store (down a few stores and across the corridor) and how empty and boring the apple store was the entire time. Bwahaha.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 05:36

52. theminolaboy (Posts: 124; Member since: 18 May 2013)


thanks for sharing that and I for one is very happy about WP, well, slow domination.. I bought a Nokia Lumia 720 about a month ago and boy, what an experience! Planning to upgrade to a Lumia 920.. :D

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 06:56

54. DibelDibil (Posts: 27; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


still, Finland's population is 5.5 million...

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