Nokia Lumia phones outship BlackBerry models in latest quarter

Nokia Lumia phones outship BlackBerry models in latest quarter
BlackBerry and Nokia are part of a battle being waged in the smartphone industry over which platform will end up in third place globally behind Android and iOS. This is a very important battle with nothing less than the survival of BlackBerry at stake. No sooner did the words leave BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Hein's lips introducing BlackBerry 10 to the world last January, than right away the gloves came off and the battle was on.

With Nokia's latest quarterly report getting released on Thursday morning, we can now make a comparison between the two platforms. What's that you say, Windows Phone manufacturers include other handset producers like Samsung and HTC? Well yes Virginia, that is true. But since Nokia accounts for such a huge share of Windows Phone production, we can use the Finnish based firm as as proxy for Microsoft's mobile OS.

For its part, Nokia announced this morning that it shipped a record 7.4 million units of Nokia Lumia phones for its second quarter, led by the extremely popular entry-level Nokia Lumia 520. That model is so popular around the globe that the version of it for T-Mobile in the U.S., the Nokia Lumia 521, was sold out at Walmart, T-Mobile and on Home Shopping Network. The 7.4 million Lumia phones shipped compares with the 6.8 million handsets shipped by BlackBerry in its latest quarter.

It is certainly not a galloping runaway, but round one belongs to Windows Phone.

source:BGR

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33 Comments

1. McJobs

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

Keep Growing NOKIA !

3. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

hopefully windows phone catches up with ios and android forcing all 3 to keep becoming more innovative and better, with more innovate devices

9. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

that time is not long when a same article as this will come but instead of BB,itll be LG/HTC/SONY.

19. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Pipe Dreams. I admire your optimism though :).

26. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I knew you reeeeeaaaally did have respect for Samsung, because you made a conscience effort NOT to add them to your list... You're always on Samsung articles to start flame wars, but deep down inside buddy, you have your respect for the smartphone king Samsung. hahaha. @abcdefgh

16. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

it's call rising............

23. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

No it won't grow. It will more like "Stagnate"™ "A living dead platform and brand never grows" ®

2. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

@ Troll You're right.. WP sucks.. Thanks. Once you realize that WP fans are just stupid, and uniformed then you can stop trying to convince us of that... we're not as smart as you are, but what does it make you if you keep telling stupid people the same thing over, and over, and don't get any results? Obviously, we're to stupid to buy a iPhone, or Android device, so why waist your time trying to convince ignorant people to do something they never will do? Is that smart on your part? We get your point... Windows Phone sucks, You don't like it, you would never use it, WP will fail, Nokia will fail, and anybody who buys a WP device is foolish... Well, its simple.. Knowing all of that we still keep choosing WP, so what does that make us? Well, stupid... But, we have the right to be stupid... My point is that you would seem smarter if you argued with smart people, and not stupid people like us... But, you continue to argue over and over about how much you don't like WP to stupid people who do like WP, and that just makes you look, well, stupid.. It makes you look stupid even to iPhone, and Android fans... Isn't it sad that a stupid Windows Phone fan, like myself, can make a much smarter fan, of the much superior Android OS, look stupid?.... Your next comment, I'm sure will prove my point perfectly, so go ahead with your reply... Come on Troll! You got a lot of stupid WP fans waiting to see what else you don't like about WP.....????

4. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Umm.. That was a very trolly rant you got there considering that no one has trolled here so far.

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

No matter how you explain, that bloody TROLL won't listen. You have wasted your time for typing a long comment just for TROLL. Congratulations!

8. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Not likely..

11. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

troll life cycle goes like this.... comes in nokia/wp articles and makes a rant saying "rip nokia/wp" comes to droid articles and frustated by his droid,posts his dream specs A15 octa core,octa core gpu,4gb ram etc...

25. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Now come on abcdefgh. Why wait till 2014 or 2015 if we could have those specs you mentioned now please.... Everyone loves and hopes, wishes for power and Torque! Now just imagine NokiaWp8 or Wp8.1 with E5420 or Tegra4 pr latest unreleased Snapdragons first pure true Arm Cortex A15 clocked at 2.5Ghz with PvrSgx554MP4 with 4Gb Ram, 1080p 500ppi 5inch screen along with Sapphire glass front and back. Wouldn't we all love that? I no it's a dream till another 2 years. But for Oems it's possible yet they are being so lazy not giving us the very best... ®

28. Damo579

Posts: 266; Member since: May 18, 2013

Those specs are great but in the end our phones won't take advantage of these specs for a long time because when developers create apps they go for the majority which means it has to be able to run on mid-range devices. Only some games need these specs. Basically out of the box only the camera/video uses the full power of these SOC

29. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Hey troll I got your problem, u need powerful computer.

13. cyko969

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

Actually, good job. I applaud you for your post :)

24. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

ROTFLMFAO™ O for GOD sake go away please! You've made me not to post on NokiWP8 now" Very well said yet again! We like that™ +10 if i could Rodneyeg1 ®

5. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

this is just shipped, not sold items, so then theres a gap bettween fact and fiction, this is no real fact just good intention plan for nokia, good luck

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Good luck to Nokia and BlackBerry.

10. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Nokia could grow further if only they have more free popular games on their App Store! This could encourage more youth to buy their mid range phone.

27. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Nokia was scared to go Android... If you're scarry call the cops, woop, woop, is da sound, of duh pole lize. Woop, woop, is da sound, they want to please... # Now just drop the "oo" in woop... Wp, wp is the sound of your relief.

12. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

If WP had more apps it would be growing even faster. Of course, if MSFT would do a better job of filling all the functionality and feature holes in the platform, that would help too. That notifications center is badly needed...

14. SakuroAkino

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

Lol blackberry ??? Which was already hit by chinese brand last year Huawei??? Great nokia Great going But samsung?? It takes a lot of lots and lots of droids But u have wp Try try

15. dre786

Posts: 46; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

a good job Nokia the party just getting started

17. deburocks

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

Slow and steady wins the race.. Nice d.p btw phonearena.. Next year it will be number once again. Msft d@@kheads start moving ur lazy bums , cos u guys need to catch up vid the king "nokia."

18. lndn9

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

BB10 isn't bad, I know & feel it, but BlackBerry seems to be still much more RIM than BlackBerry... -- [...] new mobile hero: smartman.mobi

20. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

It's not much of an achievement to out ship BlackBerry, Apple, Samsung, LG, Huawei etc... Do it yearly.

21. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Taco Bell ships more phones than Blackberry.

22. rajirock

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

slowly nokia will rule d standard brand flagship...n will surpass apple but i dnt thik it will can overcome android

33. IamDocNazir

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 27, 2013

Surely android will be on top but not samsung...more share in androids will be of cheap chinese brands.

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