2.2 million Nokia Lumia smartphones shipped during Q1, estimates IDC

2.2 million Nokia Lumia smartphones shipped during Q1, estimates IDC
According to the analysts at IDC, about 2.2 million Nokia Lumia smartphones have been shipped in Q1 of 2012. That is the estimated number of actual units delivered to retailers and carriers, not units that customers have actually purchased. And that is a pretty underwhelming figure that goes to show how much catching up Nokia still has to do when it comes to smartphone sales.

In comparison, the big boys are doing rather well. Apple, for example, put about 35 million iPhones in the hands of users over the same period of time. Android smartphones have also been selling well, especially those made by Samsung. The adoption of the Windows Phone, however, is surely taking a while, even though the platform has a lot to be loved for. Windows Phone handsets are often among the highest rated devices at stores, and the Lumia 900, in particular, became a best-seller shortly after its launch on AT&T.  

Yet Nokia is not giving up. Each time a Lumia smartphone arrives at a new market, its launch is accompanied by elaborate marketing campaigns. Also, the Nokia Lumia smartphones are often competitively priced, with the top-tier Lumia 900 retailing for $100 on-contract on AT&T, while the full retail price of a new Nokia Lumia 610 stands at about $250. But will this be enough to convince consumers that Lumias are truly a worthy competitor to Android an iOS? Now that would be tough to accomplish.

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30 Comments

1. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

2.2million? Only? Bwahahaha!!

11. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

2.2 million for them, and you? I bet you can't even afford a lumia. HAHA

13. SleepingOz unregistered

You must be the Nokia version of taco..

20. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

I totally agree with you pal, Nokia & MS are bringing a knife to a Missile fight between iOS and Android when i saw 101 reasons not to buy WP7 i felt so sad for Nokia & MS, nokia would have stuck with Meego which was more like Android and was and still is very good

25. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Yea, its sad. Blackberry and Symbian shipped more phones. So much for "dead platforms", they are looking more alive and well than WP7.

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 545; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

galaxy s3 one phone preordered 9 million in 15 days.

4. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

Hipsters, hipsters everywhere

5. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

That's true dude, and even galaxy note was selling 3million over 3 months

7. SherlockHolmes

Posts: 125; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

That pre-order were from the carriers and not the users Kiddo !! So they were not purchased by individuals !!

14. ar2730

Posts: 42; Member since: May 24, 2012

Yeah and the 2.2 million Lumia was also from carriers.

17. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

that is just a value from some random samsung exec. and one more thing that is pre-ordered from carriers not from people. obviously carriers must pre-order many

21. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Galaxy S3 also will be available on all 4 major carriers. That doesn't count for the entire difference, of course, but it is a pretty significant limitation for the Lumia's sales.

3. ananya22

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

2.2 million unlucky people

18. SleepingOz unregistered

It's 2.2M lumia shipped not sold.. There might be lesser "unlucky people" as you said.

22. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Agreed,Ive been saying it for ages that carriers all have a lot of backlogged wp stock which they just can't sell,nobody wants them,nokia has made a fatal mistake

6. OuterHeaven1987

Posts: 5; Member since: May 10, 2012

That's a low blow coming from Symbians market dominance and hardly enough to calm the investors (who want to bail out!)

8. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 545; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

in smartphones, open source os > closed source os,closed source os is like a prison,we dont get options. in desktop, closed source os >open source os,usage is not as heavy as smartphones,so closed source rules. above news is a proof

9. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

not bad for a company who was destined to sink, be destroyed, etc.

10. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

funny how these people laugh at nokia. Every company with a new start is expected to be in this level. Wait you people, just wait.

19. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

i agree, i see nokia by Q3 2013 should regain back their first place given that windows 8 is a hit

26. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

actually Windows 8 is not a hit. A lot of users dont like the new style, and several companies are not planning to upgrade from 7 or earlier versions to 8.

27. JaqenHghar

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

who told you this?

28. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Most users I've spoken to DO like Windows 8. In my experience, there are some users who haven't outright disliked the new style, but still prefer the standard Windows 7 interface, and I completely understand that. As far as enterprise goes -- I wouldn't expect many companies to switch to Windows 8, no matter how good it could have been. Companies move much more slowly than individuals when it comes to upgrading, and Windows 7 is both relatively new and pretty solid. Whether or not the Metro UI is useful to everybody, you still have your full, regular Windows there, and that should go a long way in reassuring people who are hesitant to try it.

24. djg71087

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 10, 2010

I agree as well. Consider this, the Lumia 900 (which has had great success in the States) launch in Q2 stateside. Q2 has been much better for Nokia than Q1. Some people shouldn't comment b/c they believe everything they hear regardless of the source. D*mb A$$

12. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

It would be wrong to say the phrase that "Symbian Died". It would be far more better to say that "Stephen Elop killed the Symbian" because he is the only person responsible for the death of Symbian. He could have incorporated Meego in Symbian but he didn't. He is a complete Idiot or some secret worker of Microsoft who aims to make Nokia a part of Microsoft and is hence killing all the old things that Nokia has and making the company all Micrsoftish..!!

23. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Sorry but symbian was too old so its code was too messed. It was taking much more time to update the os and it caused updating delays. Yeah symbian was excellent Os, better than anything in market today, but i think wp7.5 is great (it is still in its 2nd major version), but is closed like Ios ( Apple has strong brand and quite famous so iphones sell in millions) so no mass adoption. I think Nokia will recover very slowly.

15. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Some figures finally. Disappointing but can do better.

16. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

IDC? Again? OH GOD PLEASE NO

29. Dr_fajardo

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

less than 4 millions units, thats a fact

30. MicroNokia

Posts: 15; Member since: May 18, 2012

Nokia would be more than happy..... They would aim for galaxy like figures for wp8

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