No Surprise: Nokia is Largest Windows Phone Manufacturer

No Surprise: Nokia is Largest Windows Phone Manufacturer
Given Nokia's special relationship with Microsoft it was inevitable that the Finnish handset maker would reign supreme on the Windows Phone platform, but it is impressive that it took just one quarter to do so.  In a study released by Strategy Analytics, Nokia came out on top of Windows Phone makers in the final quarter of 2011.  Windows Phone overall saw a 36% growth in units shipped.  While this may sound like great news for both Nokia and Microsoft, keep in mind that Nokia only shipped 900,000 phones during this time frame and that Windows Phone's overall market share dropped to 1.9%, down from 3.4% a year ago.  For reference, Apple shipped 37 million iPhones during the same time frame and Android's market share jumped from 30.5% to 50.9%.  While this achievement is certainty something for Nokia to hang its hat on, it also shows that there is a long road ahead for the two giants.



1. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

I am not

2. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

I wish If Nokia would have adopted Android then the Header would have been "Nokia is d Largest Android Manufacturer".

5. adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

I'm Samsung Fanboy. But i seriously have to agree with you in this :)

7. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I seriously disagree. If Nokia entered the fray with Android OS, all it could hope for is fight for second place against HTC, and later down the line against Motorola. They probably are even too late for second place. There's room for only two big oems in Android: No.1 oem Samsung. No.2 oem HTC, or later on Motorola, or maybe even Sony. I don't think Nokia is playing for 2nd place. They want to be top dog which can only happen with WP7/WP8 takes more market share in 2013. Maybe even earlier if Tango takes traction in developing and underdevelop markets later this year.

12. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

even if they only took the third place of Android manufacturers, they would still have at least 10 times more units sold than with WP... possibly even higher profit per unit (i'm not sure what to think of those massive cash exchanges between MS and Nokia...) as Android is free... Nokia Maps would kick ass on Android... and those cameras :P and great sounding music chips... and clear black amoleds... oh, if only...

13. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011


3. willywill_evo

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

That's nothing wait untill the lumia 900 goes for sale in AT&T..The lumia 900 will bring nokia and wp7 from the dead in the US

8. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Design wise, nothing in AT&T's lineup can touch it. Specs wise, it gets murdered by everyone. If priced accordingly, it may be very successful. But with the iPhone 4 8GB sitting at $100, Nokia really needs to make theirs stand out, and as to convince people that there isn't anything special about an iPhone.

11. willywill_evo

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

"Design wise, nothing in AT&T's lineup can touch" then you havent met BIG SAMMY, the MANDINGO of smartphone the Samsung Galaxy Note

4. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

We can't conclude anything about Nokia DOA status right now. Because there is still - U.S Nokia WP8/W8 - Nokia W8 Tablets - Low Cost Nokia WP Tango - Microsoft W8 Desktop If all these 4 fails, then Nokia is dead. However I doubt so far. I'm holding so much patience for Windows Phone 8, and I know many of my friends doing same.

6. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I truly believe WP7 would be more popular in the U.S. if Verizon offered a couple of the better devices and their sales personnel at least pretended it is a viable alternative to the other OSes. I think Verizon has the ability to make it more popular if it wants to...

9. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

They killed Meego which was a lot better much better. Samsung is really smart to go for Tizen.

10. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

you dont say

14. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011


15. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

The windows phones in the picture are so cool, strange why nokia wont manufacture them.

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