Nokia Lumia sales expected to grow to 5.6 million in Q1 2013

Nokia Lumia sales expected to grow to 5.6 million in Q1 2013
Nokia’s efforts to revitalize its positions in China are expected to finally show and pay off in the first quarter of 2013. Nokia’s Windows Phone device sales in China are expected to shrink the company’s expected revenue slide and narrow down the loss. Without a doubt that will cast away some of the pressure on Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop, widely criticized for his decision to sign an exclusive deal with Microsoft and have Nokia adopt Windows Phone as its only software platform.

"Its visibility is really poor, and of course there's still a possibility that the Windows strategy will fail. We don't know," Michael Schroder of Finnish investment group FIM said. "But the base case assumption now is that volumes will gradually come up as the geographical coverage distribution gets wider and product portfolio moves towards lower price points."

Nokia is expected to have grown Lumia phone sales to 5.6 million units in the first quarter of 2013, a notable growth from the 4.4 million it sold in the previous quarter.

Analysts forecast an 11.8% drop from last year’s $8.49 billion net sales.

But Nokia’s story is not all about Windows Phone and Lumia. Nokia Group has underwent a tough restructuring of its previously loss-making Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) arm and turned it into a profitable business under Stephen Elop. NSN has focused on rapid 4G LTE deployment and that has given its benefits.

source: Reuters

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44 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Good luck Nokia! :)

17. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

As much as I'd love Nokia hardware with Android OS, I'm enjoying my Lumia 900 and I too wish Nokia luck. Nokia's innovations should be rewarded and I hope they become contenders in the near future, all the best.

23. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yup, even though I'm using Android OS, I love Windows Phone too! The live tiles, ahh......amazing, and with the amount of games and apps increasing, Nokia will definitely make a comeback in the future! So, good luck Nokia! :)

25. superstar

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

Well said!!!

26. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Thanks! :)

27. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

wait for Official Q1 2013 annouce by Nokia, i don't trust this stuff. i know they made good profit though. Nokia will come back soon. Waiting for Catwalk......!!!

31. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yeah, we need to wait for the official announcement, but still, we need to wish all the best to Nokia! Nokia will definitely make a comeback in the future, and also I'm waiting for the Catwalk too!

43. Jack1192

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 30, 2013

I am so glad this comment doesn't have a thumbs down. Good luck Nokia. We need you in the mobile arena.

56. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Remember, in most of the Nokia articles will be peaceful. And I was just wishing Nokia good luck, if someone give a thumbs down on my comment, that means that they're too "HIGH". :P

2. superstar

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

Next phone Nokia lumia, no more update woes with Sony!

3. the_best

Posts: 139; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

when do they release the offical figures?

28. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

4. lovenyc8

Posts: 164; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

one thing that is keeping nokia from being on the top is they only attacted to one os and also they are slow in moving forward they only add 1 feature for each phone if they need to grow faster they need to be aggressive hit it hard

8. superstar

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

Blackberry yes, Nokia no in a year and a half they have produced a large number of great windows phones that HTC and Samsung can't compete with, this is why Nokia has gained 80% of the windows 8 market share!

11. lovenyc8

Posts: 164; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

i know that superstar but i'm talking features wise they need to bring more things to the table go aggressive as never before i'm sure if they hit it aggressive they will be on top they need to keep there options open don't attracted to one os.

13. superstar

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

True I know what you I see the Nokia N9 and think what if...? The worlds best ever phone design phone and meego a really nice intuitive OS I would have brought a Meego phone if they were still being made and supported as who needs thousands of apps, A good UI which doesn't need huge processing power to run smoothly is far more important at the same time I do like windows phone. (windows phone with MHL or hdmi ports are needed)

64. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

I think the Lumia 920 might have had more than 1 new, unique feature at launch? Camera, display, wireless charging?

5. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

5.6 million..wow. Up that by three times, Nokia, and you'll be up there with Huawei and ZTE. And by two, and you might catch Sony

7. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

aww so becuase there showing improvemnets you have to try hard to slate them. you poor little baby, so hows it feel the iphone trounces your precious samsung ? come on you love dishing your crap out so try taking it without crying or getting your backup to help you lmao

54. iushnt

Posts: 3139; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

The days for iPhone trouncing samsung is already over.. In 2012, iPhone was close being s3 but if we combine all phones from Samsung then Iphones get lost.. Your point?

65. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

combine all phone sales and nokia are back up there, your point? plus the fact suddenly samsung has a hit with the s3 and sales are in there favour you fanboys now cry sales matter yet when the iphone was obliterating everything in terms of sales you whined sales arent important so why do you suddenly change your tune when its in fanboys favor?

20. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Nokia is still in the process of restructuring and rebuilding their fortunes, but their reputation for quality and durability remains, and I do expect them to continue to build momentum. However, much of that success will depend on Microsoft, and how well they evolve the Windows Phone platform...

6. wendygarett unregistered

5.6? Haha such few the device sold...

9. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

go back to been irrelevant troll boy, im sure next week you will be hating something else etc what a tragic life you must have

22. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

I was going to thumb down but hey its Wendy and well her comments don't really count..,

38. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

5.6 in Q1 that is pretty good.

55. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

63. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

Said in the voice of Yoda lol

42. Avenger337

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

Nokia is a great brand, but it fails to stake everything on Wondows phone. The reality is that the volume of sales that Nokia currently has no use to go back to being the giant that was then and this is due not to the quality of their hardware or software but, for the general public is not interested in windows . I wish you luck with Nokia, however, at this time the operating system is just a small fish surrounded by two huge sharks and other creatures as strong as that little fish.

61. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

Avenger, Nokia are the big fish in a small but growing pond. You only have to see the relentless launches of high end phones on Android to know why Nokia have chosen the WP route. Nokia do not have the resources to keep up with this relentless push on higher specs. It's funny really because I'm sure there are plenty of WP lovers who would like the HTC ONE with WP8 and plenty of Android lovers who would love the Lumia 920 with Android. I think the point I'm trying to make though is that the Lumia 920 stands out because of WP8, whereas it may just blend into the background in the over saturated Android market.

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