Nokia Lumia sales growth "very, very steady"

Nokia Lumia sales growth
Nokia’s chief executive Stephen Elop took the stage at MWC 2012 to speak about the Windows Phone platform and Nokia’s Lumia series, and not surprisingly he was very optimistic about both.

"What we're seeing is a very, very steady growth," Elop said at a keynote at MWC 2012. The Nokia CEO added that he’s looking at the numbers every day and sees improvement everyday. But Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform has been slow to get traction despite generally positive reviews.

"If one of those devices goes into someone's hand and they have just a few moments, they look at it and say, wow, this is a different point of view," Elop said. "People look at that and they love it."

Last figures from Nokia showed that it sold 1 million handsets since the launch of the first Lumia device until late-January - hardly a breath taking number. Elop reiterated that Nokia’s main focus is to compete with Android.

HTC’s Peter Chou earlier also expressed his firm belief in the platform. "We believe Windows Phone will be one of the very strong operating system ecosystems in the market,” Chou said. But when asked whether WP will match iOS and Android in scale in three years, he scaled down his optimism. "I'm not a fortune teller," Chou replied.

Neither are we, but we have the freedom to speculate freely and so do you - in the comments below.

source: PCMag



1. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011 fans are all of a sudden becoming windows phone fans so this is not all that surprising :D

7. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I didnt, my next phone will be Symbian based 808 PureView.

9. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

What? seruoisly symbian that dead OS. come on dude

15. Stoli89

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

The Nokia Store has over 70,000 I get the whole navigation suite for free, My last 2 Symbian devices have been supported with major updates for over 2 years. For a "dead OS" I'm getting a lot more love than most Android fans after purchase. As for the 808...we shall see. Based on what I've seen from MWC, it's hard not to be impressed...unless you have your head in Cupertino sand.

24. mattypaul

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Actually the Nokia Store has over 120,000 apps and games in it making it the third largest app store in the world. It has also just reached 13 million downloads a day!

25. mattypaul

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Dead OS? It has far more support than Android. Phones like the N8 just got a BIG update and they are from 2010. Remember what happened to the once Android flagship the HTC Desire? Neither do I!

26. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

Oooh am sorry Symbian is not dead OS is still the fastest growing OS in the world, Nokia makes more money from Symbian than any other OS, Symbian OS is for smartphones and not for the third world blah blah blah. Dude wake up and get a real phone smartphone and real OS.

27. mattypaul

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

It isn't dead. But I never said it's the fastest growing or makes more money than other OS's. You are just being very silly and you're showing that you don't have a real argument! Nokia Belle IS an OS for smart phones. How can you deny that! In fact my phone is a Nokia 701. Have you used Nokia Belle? I have features like NFC that is the most integrated on any platform at the moment. I have one of the brightest screens on any mobile. I have 8 GB of memory which is expandable via a MicroSD card. I have USB on the go. I have a web browser that will soon have HTML 5 and it already supports Flash lite. Symbian was the first platform to have true multi-tasking and it still has one of the best integration of it. I can multi-task fully with no lag and 40 applications open, switching between them. I also have fantastic battery life and great speakers and call quality. I have downloaded over 150 quality apps and games which entertain me. I have the best mapping on any OS and I can do all of it offline if I want to. I even have deep Microsoft apps integration and soon I will have full versions of Word, Powerpoint and Excel. So, I know I have a real smart phone and smart phone OS. What phone do you have?

28. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

Well unlike you i accept whats true and whats not your nokia 701 has the brightest screen i will give you that but that's it, ooooh i heard your nokia 701 has sold millions for nokai and is nokia best selling phone people like it a lot and nokia is not in deep s**t and Nokia is no longer abandoning Symbian to MS oooh ooh did i mentions Nokia 701 is nokia best selling phone PLEASE wake up and smell the air dude. From the world's best tech site to gsm arena to phone arena Symbian is a dead OS weather you like it or not, Nokia's hope would have been the meego OS which any1 who has seen it action would agree is a good OS that can stand in the same league Android & IOS, the improvement you say belle has came to little to late. FYI i have an iPhone 4, HTC Amaze which has the best camera around until the nokia 808 pure view comes out and the Blackberry bold touch 9900. sorry pal i have more knowledge on any tech than you can imagine dude.

29. mattypaul

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

I am accepting what's true. What were you going to say about the 701? You did not write clearly at all. All the things I wrote in my previous comment about the 701 is true, you can look the facts up for yourself, so I do not know what you are arguing about for the phone. I never said it had sold millions or that it is best selling. I think you need to take a chill pill and read what I am actually posting! The way you are randomly saying things is quite delirious! I recommend you should see a specialist. Symbian is being phased out. That is a fact but Nokia is supporting it until 2016 and it certainly is not dead now. The recent release of the 808 Pureview is proof of this. None of the technology websites that you listed above actually say 'it is dead'. They make the correct point that it is on its way out. The Nokia N8 has a better camera than the Iphone 4 and HTC Amaze actually. I would not bet that you know more about technology than me and your posts above show very little knowledge at all!

30. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

it amazes me how dumb you really are wow there's no point in breaking down how Symbian is dead OS cuz you are more stupid than a bug.

17. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

so wht is bad about it you like what u have and we guys love what we have dont by nosy

18. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

lets try port Android on WP moblie and wp on galaxy2 and demo is available and see what rediciulus overspec Galaxy2 is

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 555; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

well done nokia,keep it up.sales only pick up after apollo device.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Lol isnt this the same idiot that said his nokia phones were the first true windows mobile 7 phones?

5. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Well yeah but he was lieing because all the phones are the same and to make it worse, nokia forgot a FFC on the lumia 800. I also think the Nokia handsets are the most well designed Windows Phone devices. Don''t get me wrong because I live Nokia windows phone. I mean my next cellphone will likely be made by Nokia with Windows Phone. But they just have this arrogance about them and sometimes its admirable an sometimes its crazy. But you got to love them.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Thats all good yes but when he talks out of his ass like that it just makes him look like a douche. I like wm7 and i cant wait to see a windows 8 tablet but i dont like him.

21. Pdubb

Posts: 249; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

Windows Phone 7 not Windows mobile.

4. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Yes it's the same.

8. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

I don't hate Stephen Enlop or WP7 but why can't I stop the urge to put devil horns at Stephen Enlop.

10. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

I just hope nokia dose not fail with WP7 cuz they done have a plan b or c they are putting all there eggs into one basket not too smart.

11. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Well, they can just go for Android and succeed just like Motorola did

12. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

Yeah they could but they wont cuz there CEO worked for MS thats why they wont be adopting android, so sad :(

20. Pdubb

Posts: 249; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

I think they just saw an opportunity in WP. Where was the excitement for a WP7 phone until Nokia was announced. I don't remember any commercials for the phones except from MS. None of the others were pushing the Windows phone. Nokia has sparked an interest and the others have gained from this as well. Samsung had decent phones as well as HTC but Nokia has made regular people say "WOW" and look at the os and decide which maker they would like. If they had went Android it would be just another in the huge crowd entering into a spec race.

13. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

I'm just saying in case they fail, they will have to adopt Android that's for sure, even if Elopwouldn't want that.

14. MickDM

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

yet another SUPER POSITIVE review from vh... didnt miss these at all the last couple of weeks... ijs ;)

16. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I respect Android and Iphone Fans. They are good people but what they must realize is that there is room for other smart phones in the market place like Windows smart phones and black berry. WebOS and ect. Windows smart phones are about to take a quantum leap when the Apollo smartphones appear. The Microsoft Metro interface on Computers is here now with Windows 8 Computers. Some People like Metro some People hate Metro interface info tiles but must face the fact it's here and not going away. the thing is learn how to use metro start screen. on a computer you set up the Metro tile start screen with all the apps you like to use to appear right in front of you to use right away when you see the Metro start screen. Actually the metro start screen on a computer should be called an apps quick access screen you can do more things than that with the Metro start screen but having a customizable quick apps access is the beginning of how to use metro start screen

19. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Nokia is annoying about their support of Microsoft. It annoys me when they talk bad about other operating systems, like Android when they're simply jealous that they are loosing market shares to Samsung. Rather than talking about the key benefits of their OS they talk down on others.

22. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

steadily slow is what he really should have said

23. Humboldt1

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Why can't some of you realize more choices are better. I own a wp7 since its release but I don't want it to be the only OS,that's the problem with apple and android fanboys they are so negative towards any OS except their own. Its lame,grow the F up. Everyone has different likes,thankfully. Why is it so hard for some of you to understand that?

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