Data shows that interest in Nokia Lumia models is growing
posted by Alan F. / Jul 02, 2013, 4:09 PM
The surge in interest for Nokia Lumia models isn't coming from just one model. It includes the high-end phones like the Nokia Lumia 928 all the way down to the Nokia Lumia 520. Of course, the challenge for Nokia is turning all of this interest into sales. Right now, it looks like BlackBerry is in the midst of a sharp drop in U.S. market share according to data from Kantar WorldPress.
From May 2012 to 2013, BlackBerry's U.S. market share dropped from 4.6% to .7% while Windows Phone has seen its slice of the U.S. smartphone pie rise to 4.5% from 3.7% in the same time period. Based on Kantar's numbers, that puts Windows Phone in third place in the states well behind iOS (41.9%) and top ranked Android (52%).
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as an android user, i have to say i'm very interested in either the lumia 520 or 720 as a 2nd phone. their low end lumias seem like alot better than the low end android when compared with the same price level. my only concern is not having swiftkey for the keyboard
posted on Jul 02, 2013, 4:18 PM 27
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So who cares what this moronic strategy will achieve next year? I am truly tired of this story. But some MS, NokiaWp8 fanboys again are promising yet once again, that "this time" MS will succeed in winning even though MS failed with Windows Mobile , and failed with Wp7 and now somehow it "will be different" Lmfao™ with Wp8. ®
posted on Jul 02, 2013, 6:04 PM 4
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who says it will be differnt this time man is is differnt already the growth is not always steep as in ur imagination in real life any continuous growth is f9 from bussniess point of view and WP8 is success its no way near fail as you always hoped for
posted on Jul 02, 2013, 11:46 PM 1
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The WP keyboard is quite good. I switched from using Swype to it and haven't missed it much.
posted on Jul 02, 2013, 7:43 PM 9
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Good to hear. Time will tell if Nokia can convert the interest into sales and eventually brand loyalty. I look forward to what Microsoft and Nokia will be putting out if WP8 can gain more significant margins in the U.S. and abroad (>15%).
posted on Jul 02, 2013, 4:22 PM 2
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Just want to know Alan F, what EXACTLY does this post have to do with BlackBerry? Or do you just like crapping on them every chance you get?
posted on Jul 02, 2013, 4:39 PM 4
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I'm afraid that many websites and technology journalists make cheap, easy jibes at a company that is going through difficult times. As a fan of NOKIA my blood has boiled at times when an article has unnecessarily brought attention to relative downturn in fortunes that was simply not required in the context of the article. However, I must defend Alan F in this case. Although the article's title refers only to NOKIA Lumias it is about the increase in interest in Lumia models and goes on to say that NOKIA needs to translate this into sales (fair point), from which it goes on to contrast the sales between Wondows Phone (of which NOKIA is, by far, the largest contributer) and Blackberry - the two OS that are vying for "3rd place". I don't think, on this occasion, that Alan F's reference to Blackberry was gratuitous.
posted on Jul 02, 2013, 5:05 PM 7
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If he can report about the growth of interest in Nokia devices then why he can't mention and about opposite side, fall of interest in BlackBerry devices? Also If you didn't noticed he also mentioned Android with iOS, but you are whining only about BlackBerry, so If you feel butt hurt about BlackBerry, then it is your problem...
posted on Jul 02, 2013, 5:44 PM 2
NOKIA should ditch making camera centric phones .Tech consumers these days are looking for a well rounded versatile phone that is strong on every aspect, not just the camera.
posted on Jul 02, 2013, 5:13 PM 6
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Well, I'm afraid that you don't speak for me. Most cameras on mobile phones are limited.....very limited. Many will take acceptable or even very good photos in optimal conditions but are very weak once you fail to get bright, sunny weather. I want a camera that is far more versatile and you are more likely to get that with a NOKIA than on a phone by any other manufacturer. On top of that you get a very good quality SatNav with vuice-guided navigation in 100 countries for free. All this in one package. I don't need to carry round a separate SatNav, camera and phone - I've got it all in one.........or I will have when EOS is released!!!
posted on Jul 02, 2013, 5:42 PM 10
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Yes but there is phones out there which fall slightly behind on the camera but excel far ahead in other thing! Not many people care that much about camera as much as say....screen or speed or dare I say software gimmicks....techy people may bash the gimmicks but more people are interested in the gimmicks than Nokia's cameras....
posted on Jul 02, 2013, 5:51 PM 1
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Fair enough. I don't use the camera on my smartphone, ever. So having a good camera isn't has important to me (admittedly, it's the only part I skip over in reviews because well, I just never use them).
posted on Jul 02, 2013, 8:08 PM 1
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Actually, Lumia phones are well rounded phones with emphasis on the camera. What is there, that a Lumia can't do, that a phone can?
posted on Jul 02, 2013, 8:23 PM 4
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Yes but for the average consumer this is a HUGE selling point. Do you forget the popularity of Facebook, Instagram, etc.. A good camera could easily offset the to choose a Nokia over a Samsung, especially considering that the average person couldn't even tell you how much RAM their phone has. From the people I speak to on a daily basis this is what sells: How it looks, how good is the camera, size, and is it reliable. It's easy to forget that as tech people we are far more critical but also make up a small portion of total sales. It's not just a camera and the growing number of sales proves that camera centric phones have a place in the market.
posted on Jul 02, 2013, 10:46 PM 3
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My friend is an Galaxy s3 use and he's thinking of replacing his s3 with the Lumia 925 or next Lumia flagship in Q4
posted on Jul 02, 2013, 6:06 PM 2
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