IDC: Apple iPhone outsold in Italy by Nokia

IDC: Apple iPhone outsold in Italy by Nokia
According to research firm IDC, Nokia has been doing quite well in the U.K. and in Italy. In the latter country, a 17% increase in year over year smartphone sales for Nokia has allowed the Finnish based OEM to grab the second highest smartphone market share in the country for Q2. That puts Nokia behind only Samsung, but ahead of Apple.

In the U.K., Nokia doubled its smartphone sales to 396,000 units for the second quarter, representing 40% of all of its Lumia sales for the period. Despite that, Nokia fails to turn up in that region's list of the top five smartphone sellers by market share.

Overall, in Western Europe Nokia sold 1.8 million smartphones in the second quarter which was an 11% decline from last year, but did allow Nokia to have the fifth highest market share in the area during the April to June period this year. What makes this an especially poor performance for Nokia is the fact that smartphone sales in Western Europe rose 19% year over year.

Nokia has tried to turn the tide by throwing more phones at the situation. Since the beginning of the year, there have been 9 new Nokia Lumia models including a version of the Nokia Lumia 920 designed just for the proprietary TD-SCDMA network for the world's largest carrier, China Mobile.

source: WSJ via WMPoweruser

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88 Comments

1. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

haha!!That's Nokia power...From one by one to all...Haters gonna hate!!Good job Nokia!

2. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

+1 Go Nokia

18. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Me2 +1 for being stagnant or heading down south ™

44. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

What kind of phone do you use❔

55. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Not Nokia that's for sure

78. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

What kind do you use❔ or are you scared I'm going to make it look like trash❔❔

82. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

He is a fan of only Nokia not lumia. I know that he is using nokia.

59. rms.max

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

FYI : TROLL is a paid agent. :/

70. SingDaFire

Posts: 74; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

You make me laugh troll.. Too hard to swallow the truth eh.. It's ok it happens...;) anyway good job Nokia.. Success awaits you..

4. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

agree !!!

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Not a happy day at Apple Italy HQ....

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's great that Nokia outsold the iPhone in Italy, but if you actually read the article, it really isn't in other parts of the world. Their sales in Europe were down 11% from last year even though smart phones saw an increase of 19% year over year. While Nokia is rising in Italy, their falling throughout Europe...

10. Nokfan1603

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

Last year's numbers include Symbian. Nokia Lumia is growing fast. In Europe people start to get bored with the iphone.

35. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

This means that even Symbian owners are not choosing to go with Nokia Lumia.

39. fronzy

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

That's because Symbian owners are still using their Symbian phones with excellent build quality and are planning to buy a new Nokia Lumia!!!

45. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

You're missing the whole point. Nokia Lumia has lost 11% from same time last year in Europe when smartphone market went up by 19%. This means people including ex-Nokia owners are not buying MS based Nokia phones. It's NOT growing in Western Europe at all, instead it's failing.

56. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

i see you dont understand .... live this and go to samisugi forum

54. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

they using asha for shure :)

72. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

WP8 is the fastest growing OS in the world, out pacing both iOS and Android. The sales of Nokia Lumia WP8 devices have continued to grow around 25% to 30% each quarter, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what this means. Those persons who post on PA and claim WP8 is failing to make gains are basically telling lies... I expect for Nokia to ship about 9.5 to 10.5 million Lumia devices for Q3, and then about 11-12 million for Q4. The company should return to profitability in early 2014, or possibly sooner, depending on the performance of NSN. WP should account for about 15% to 20% percent of the global smartphone market by 2016, with the majority of WP sales being made by Nokia... Not bad at all. Go, Nokia Go!!!

75. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Those people who claim WP will have market share over 5% are spreading lies. WP7 came out about three years ago correct? Why does it have 3.7% market share? WP is losing tremendously to Android and iOS and that's not going to change. P.S. It's evident you didn't read the article.

86. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

PapaSmurf, in case you failed to notice, Nokia produces smartphones that run on WP8 OS, which is completely different from WP7 (Windows Phone CE). The only liar here is you, and the stats that I have quoted are legit. Nokia sold over 7 million Lumia devices last quarter, and will probably do about 9.5 to 10 million for Q3, and then 12-14 million for Q4 of 2013. You can rant all you want about past failures for Windows CE, but that was before Nokia had adopted WP OS as it's primary platform. Face the truth buddy; Microsoft and Nokia cannot be shut out, and WP8.x will continue to gain traction.

88. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

When you look at their stats over the last 3 quarters since WP8 was introduced. The sales included both WP7 and 8. And anyone getting WP7 not knowing that they will not be able to upgrade to WP8.

89. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If you look at their actual smartphone sales for italy in Q4 2012 and Q1 2013. Their top selling WP were WP7 units and not WP8. Just a matter of time when those who purchased WP7 can't be upgraded to WP8. Then we will see how many will stay with WP. Give it time.

42. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Apple started too slip in every country. Good news plus the Italian have good taste In phones.

83. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Giant has woke up from own home, and now waking up from neighborhoods.

3. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

If nokia hadn't choose wp, then MS would had been doomed...

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Um, the main reason why they didn't op for a different OS (Android) was because Samsung literally dominates in terms of market share, profits, and handsets sold every quarter since late 2010. iOS is limited to only Apple (of course) so that's a no-go. If it wasn't for Nokia, WP wouldn't have made it this far. And besides, Nokia is getting paid heavily by Microsoft for choosing WP.

15. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

So in both ways Nokia and MS would've been doomed ™

30. papss unregistered

So what you both are saying is that it was a great business move for both? How dare they! M$ should have let apple die a long time ago too.. If it weren't for m$ money they would have died many years ago.

36. g2a5b0e unregistered

Samsung was not "dominating" as you put it, at that point quite yet. I'm not saying it would have been the best move for them, but Nokia still had a good chance to do well in the Android market then because no OEM had such a commmanding lead yet.

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