Data shows that interest in Nokia Lumia models is growing

Data shows that interest in Nokia Lumia models is growing
With the smartphone camera becoming the new battleground for smartphone manufacturers, it is no surprise that interest in Nokia Lumia models has been picking up. According to Google Trends, search requests for Nokia Lumia models is at an all-time high. Much of this comes from the ability of Nokia's high-end models to take great pictures in less than optimal lighting conditions.

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%).


source: WMPoweruser

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40 Comments

37. yahoo29

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

For me this year or in another years Many people will change their phones into WP8 phones because some of us or most of us dont like the android lagness unlike in WP8 even a Snap Dragon S4 with a 512 ram could run it smoothly without lag, I'm a Android user and thing that i dont like with android is lagness. And even you want a Lag Free Android you will need hundred dollars just to buy a powerful android, And In next year im thinking about to buy Nokia Lumia coz maybe the WP9 could use the cross-apps like you can install your pc apps to ur Windows Phone.

29. kushki

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

If MS can speed up development of Windows Phone OS and release missing features at a faster rate, both MS and Nokia can succeed.

27. KiranPAUSER

Posts: 73; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

After 3 successive android i am really bored and the recent features are rather frustating and mere glimmick. I am definitly looking for the next nokia wp flagship later this year.

26. KiranPAUSER

Posts: 73; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

Now people bashing nokia for producing quality camera. I wonder why. With lumia you not only get a good fluid smartphone with great software but also good camera. So its a bonus. And its awefull to see people bashing his boss when he is giving you bonus.

34. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

1 word for you. JEALOUSY. If Nokia-class phone camera is in a Samsung they will be using it as a bragging point already.

13. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

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

14. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Once coming from Android and going to Wp8 will be a knighmare... ®

15. papss unregistered

I disagree completely. Matter of fact I would say depending on the person you could say the opposite. There is a dizzing amount of nonsense on android that's not every person wants. So far is much rather use my l920 over my N4 simply because just like iOS WP just works.

32. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

loved the way you put it "dizzing amount of nonsense on android" made my day happier

39. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

Arise Sir Troll...knightmare lol

22. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Your friend has good taste and sense. My wife is pretty disgusted with her S3. On the third screen now and the thing keeps resetting itself, losing contacts, and deleting stuff. I was really hoping it would be less problematic than her (initially my) HTC Sensation; all it does is crash faster.

33. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

VIRUS in SGS3 maybe

6. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Windows Phone deserves to be a viable 3rd competitor. The market needs more than just an Android/iOS duopoly. Without competition innovation will stagnate.

5. FlushGordon unregistered

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.

7. aelliott

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 01, 2010

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!!!

10. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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....

20. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

So you do admit they are gimmicks!

35. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Some are like s pause but some aren't like multi window or air view!

19. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

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).

40. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

they still make great hardware and software

9. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Well said flush! +1

11. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Agree.

17. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Most phones are well-rounded and versatile (smartphones, anyway), so focusing on the camera (pun not intended) gives them a selling point over underwhelming ever-changing spec bumps.

21. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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?

24. papss unregistered

^^^ this I still really love my Nokia.

28. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 914; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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.

3. DigitalJedi_X2

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

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?

4. aelliott

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 01, 2010

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.

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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...

2. Penny

Posts: 1876; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

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%).

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