Nokia Lumia 520 helps the Finnish OEM score a 10% share in the UK
posted by Alan F. / Jul 12, 2013, 6:13 PM
The Nokia Lumia 520 accounts for 12.4% of Windows Phone handsets used in the U.K. putting it behind the Nokia Lumia 800 (16.1%) and the HTC 8S (12.8%). Times are tough all over and the U.K. is no exception. The high end Nokia Lumia 920 was able to capture just 9.6% of the Windows Phone market, swamped by some of the lower cost models.
The last time Nokia had over 10% of the smartphone market in the U.K. was in 2011 when Symbian had an 11.7% share of the U.K. market followed by 10.7% in June 2011. Now that Symbian's take of the smartphone market in the region is down to .1%, Nokia's market share is a valid substitute for Windows Phone which means that Microsoft's mobile OS is picking up steam in the U.K., although it is well behind Android which has collected the lion's share of smartphone buyers on the continent. According to Kantar WorldPanel's stats for May, the latest data they have released for the area, Android owns 56.6% of the smartphone market followed by the 29.9% belonging to iOS and the 7.8% belonging to Windows Phone. That is up from the 4.1% that Windows Phone owned in May 2012.
source: Twitter, NokiaPowerUser via WMPoweruser
- Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
- Camera 5 MP
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
- Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 1430 mAh(9.6h 3G talk time)
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Go On Nokia
posted on Jul 12, 2013, 6:36 PM 13
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calm down..... probably another lie from Microsoft ;)
posted on Jul 12, 2013, 8:27 PM 3
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Yes you can do it nokia, you can defeat ios in uk.
posted on Jul 12, 2013, 8:07 PM 6
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Good thing here is with WP they get to sell higher margin products like 920, 820. With Symbian most of them are low to mid range phones and most of them cost less than Lumia 520. Its good for Nokia financially.
posted on Jul 12, 2013, 8:41 PM 0
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Well done Nokia thoroughly deserved....now just sack elop and I guarantee my next phone will be a Nokia!
posted on Jul 13, 2013, 1:42 AM 1
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So you won't buy a Nokia because you don't like their CEO? What has he ever done to you? I mean I understand that for a CEO like Steve Jobs, because so much of the compaines identity was tied to him, and he was kind of a douche.
posted on Jul 13, 2013, 9:02 PM 0
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This is one good apportunity for Nokia to try to make low budget Phone without sacrificing the quality and specs of the phone. Not all people want to buy expensive phone as long as it has a decent specs and quality...
posted on Jul 13, 2013, 7:39 AM 0
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