Nokia Lumia sales sizzle in India

Nokia Lumia sales sizzle in India
A report out of India this weekend says that Nokia is experiencing a surge in sales of Lumia devices in the country thanks to the rapidly growing wealth in the area. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop notes that his company offers a wide rage of devices in India, starting with the high end Nokia Lumia 920 and moving down to the Nokia Lumia 620 and the entry-level Nokia Lumia 520. The executive pointed out that "because of growing wealth, the growing middle and upper classes, we have a great opportunity with Lumia and we are beginning to capture that. The Lumia numbers are very encouraging. "

Elop explained that unlike the U.S., which is fixated on high end devices, India is a country where Nokia has to provide both high-end and low-end models. In India, Nokia Lumia phones are priced from 9,800 INR to 36,000 INR ($178.60 USD to $656.10 USD). The problem for Nokia in the country is that many stores are carrying only iOS and Android models. "Thats our challenge to increase the willingness of sales people to recommend and at the same time create enough awareness around Lumia smartphone experience," says the Nokia CEO. He adds that Nokia is getting positive feedback about the higher priced Nokia Lumia models in the region.

According to Gartner, during last year's third quarter in India, Samsung was the leading mobile handset manufacturer in India with a 22.9% market share followed by the 19.2% controlled by Nokia. That was down from the prior year's 23.9%. Apple picked up some of the market share lost by Nokia, with 5.5% of the market in India which was up from the prior year's 3.9%

source: IndianExpress via WPCentral



2. krimHD

Posts: 106; Member since: May 23, 2012

well slow and steady.

4. cse.vicky unregistered

Well, not a single phone out there in the current market is 100%. Every phone comes with it pros and cons and Nokia Lumia also has its. I have used Nokia Lumia and its not at all a bad phone ! And with EOS and pure view, coming to Nokia Lumia, we will see more of them in our hands :)

6. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

there is a new nokia ad for "catwalk" in UK

5. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

Us Indians love to stay 2 years behind technology.... 22.9% shows we are changing but we are not there yet...

8. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Maybe you stay 2 years behind technology,the others don't...and of u are trying to say that currently android is better than wp, then you must not forget that android is the most popular os in India, don't forget that Samsung is just an oem, there are many other android phones.

14. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

you know in india many people prefer micromax karbonn xolo etc than samsung htc sony.............because they get many features in same cost than any brand cell................

7. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

the photo and the caption is misleading! its not the 920, its the 520!

9. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

i catch a city of bus every morning full of business men and women and since last Christmas it's mostly dominated by ios and android devices and there some loyal Symbian and blackberry fans and ONE GUY WITH AN N9 but lately around february some lumia 920s showed and 710s so there is constant growing

10. jlp34876

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

The wireless charging shell may add extra thickness that gets rid of the hump.

11. Shrihari

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

Nokia used to dominate Indian market once upon a time...i.e three years as far as i know its completely dominated by android phones...currently whenever i see an Nokia showroom its most of time empty and salesmen there doesn't have any other good work than to sit and count the mosquitoes in their shop...


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Lmfao, that was funny™

13. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hahaha.......take that Samsung! Go Go Nokia! Indians do have a good taste!

19. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

The biggest chameleon/troll on this site. Remember what you said in the article of Nokia and Microsoft suing Google over their services in Android?

25. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Of course I remember that, I've said a lot of bad words right? Yes, I was angry that time, but what's the use of being angry? I'm not an analyst, I'm not a manager and I'm not a CEO, what's the use of being angry? I rather be a normal consumer instead of being a stupid idiot knocking myself to the wall.

26. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

haha coming from you, ive seen this kid post more unbiased comments on here then you ever have. your all pro android/samsung remember how you described the s3 as a piece of ar. now look at one of your resent comments where you try to big up the s4 saying the s3 now looks ugly if something is art it doesnt suddenly become ugly when samsung bring there next phone out...........your such a fanboy anything samsung brings you have to praise so your a real fanboy that needs to stop pointing the finger at him and go evaluate yourself.......least you have that piece of art s3 lmao you absolute deluded muppet

27. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

FAT. And OUTDATED. That's what I said. But of course, reading and reasoning will always be too demanding categories for that tragic brain of yours. To me, my S3 will always be a piece of art with its attention to details and unique nature inspired design language. I absolutely love the stone stripe pattern and water overflow effect on the frame/glass connection. Because I absolutely love nature. S4 is hideous with its dotted pattern(I said that before but you missed it of course), and clearly lacks inspiration, statement, and coherence of the S3. But the thin bezel is something that strikes as elegant and beautiful by universal standards. Take any completely generic phone that has minimal bezel, and put it next to iPhone 4. IPhone 4 was, still is, and will always be a design masterpiece, but next to that phone it would simply look FAT and OUTDATED. Even the iPhone 5 now looks fat with all that bezel around.

15. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

With windows, nokia is on an uphill battle. Hope they make it.

17. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

A friend of one bought a 520. And honestly, it doesn't look inferior than the 620. I mistook it for a mid ranged WP phone...HTC like 8S. The small resolution doesn't act up one bit. I was impressed.

29. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

Need to pay half more money for 620 for flash and front facing camera. Thats the difference between 520 and 620.

18. deburocks

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

when u beg people to buy their so called galaxies vid 12 mnth interest free instalments and 15% cashback then no person can avoid such crappy advt. ( stupid people). Same goes for apple. Both note 2 nd s 3after discounts are begging people to buy their stuff, same goes for apple. Its marketing only. Dat do deceptive. Dat nokia lags behind on.....

21. ash29

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

So u like the Nokia's add,earlier advertising their product using whatsapp and now"5 tasks in 2.5 mins".Seriously?

30. deburocks

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

hahaha....i even liked samd@@gs advt where he is sitting and taking rest while rappling in mountains....and the one where a moron with due intelligence shows hw cheap is galaxy after discounts and all.....stupidity at its best.. Same goes for iphn vid there so called say cheese( panorama advt) ad. As in if its a kids play to click a panorama.. Like dese dumb advt ip@@psters and samd@ngsters are dumb as well. Well nokia,s advt are nt deceptive at all. Dats what they had to bear. Being too staright fwd and honest. . Lmao. Let the time come -nokia is , was and will b future. Cos anybdy who uses their so called ”Brain” in innovations always remians at top. If thumbing me down makes u feel good then same goes for me .Cos i been gettin that much attention..... Lol.....GET WELL SOON MAAMU,S.....

20. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Have to give one thing to Nokia.. their lower tier Lumias are great. Probably the best value for money on the market. They deserve good sales

23. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

Once upon time, Nokia held literally Monopoly in India, because they designed tough mobiles for India. Then came these Chinese mobiles and Indian Manufactures who re brand this Chinese mobiles.Nokia's Market share hit and they reduced quality in order to survive in price sensitive market. Android came and Samsung Galaxy S was success and Samsung used the opportunity and translated that success to all price points. At last, Nokia are back. Their phones are definitely better built than Samsung. I am Android fan , but still would recommend Windows phone to any person with limited smart phone usage. Once apps come windows store, Lumia line up will pick up. Quality Matters..

24. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1273; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

NOT True... Nokia Asha (Nokia sums their Asha sales in smartphone too, even though its s40 based featurephone) is doing well... 520 is selling well... But 820/920 is almost nil... All mid + higher end (720+820+920) Lumias sales are still lower than say Galaxy Grand or S3... I have not seen a single person with Lumia920/820 in past 3 months (I travel a lot all over India)... As usual Stephen fl0p is giving wrong infos...

28. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

Only 520 & 620 are selling very well. Other Lumia's are in deep sleep.

31. deburocks

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

DUDE UR WRONG. Lumis 720 ,620 and 520 are selling like hot cakes. I have like 7 handsets out f 70 people who have the new lumia,s in my workplace. The other 63 have either old nokia s60,nokia asha , symbian3 , bberys, sony, micromax canvas n canvas hd, galaxy tab and 2 iphone5..i cant see a single galaxy s3 or note2( lmao ). People will obviously buy the same specifications at half the price( courtsy micromax canvas and canvas hd) .And one thing is really surprising that only threat to nokia in near future is not samd@@g but local manufacturers vid chinese phones ( mmx, karbon and lava)..come to india and see it yourself samd@@g is now outdated with all the galaxies.....we Indians have changed our mindset and WINDOWS IS NOW NEW ”IN” THING....

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