Nokia Lumia sales up a massive 200% from the same period last year

Nokia Lumia sales up a massive 200% from the same period last year
Nokia Corporation has released its interim report for Q3 2013, and there are some pretty substantial signs, indicating that the company's handset business is going through a renaissance of sorts, despite the fact that the balance sheet is still problematic. Namely, sales of Lumia devices have skyrocketed and are up over 200% compared with the same quarter from last year – a jump from 2.9 million units sold to the current 8.8 million. What's even better, as far as Nokia's most prominent business unit is concerned, is that sales of its Lumia range of smartphones is also up a not-too-shabby 19% compared with the previous quarter.

Unsurprisingly, leading the charge is Nokia's bestseller – the budget-friendly Lumia 520 juggernaut that has been reaping success worldwide. Hopefully Nokia gets the message and understands that while the entry-level segment is not as lucrative in terms of margins, it's still quite the opportunity.

Nokia Lumia sales

Nokia Lumia sales

Moving on, another occasion for a little celebration for the Nokia Devices & Services unit is the fact that after the wholly disappointing last year, Nokia has recouped its operations in North America, and net unit sales are up almost 400%. That's a noteworthy leap from last years' lousy 0.3 million units sold, to today's 1.4 million, though not that impressive considering that we're talking about relatively low volumes here.

If you're looking for a quick summary, then here comes one. While Nokia hasn't quite bounced back just yet, it's obvious that the Finnish handset maker can no longer be labeled as a stranger to the modern smartphone world. This is great news for Microsoft, which will be acquiring all of the assets, material or not, of the legendary company's Devices & Services department in due time. Unfortunately, some of you are sure to feel a little sorry over the fact that by the time the company started showing signs of a revival, it was already too little, too late.

source: Nokia

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36 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

NOKIA.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Is the name of an OEM.

11. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

The beast is recovering! With the newer devices I see a bright future. One more thing, they need to release a successor / brother of the most popular 520. Lot of people will be happy to buy.

17. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Problem is that while the products were in Nokia's capable hands and next year it will be with MS. Watch them screw it all up in one retarded year.

25. suavemezie

Posts: 91; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

what haters like you are not smart enough to observe is since Nokia partners Microsoft, they are gradually resurrecting from the grave. Nokia will rule again under Microsoft

30. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

they could have risen faster if they did not adopt wp exclusively. and nokia will not rule again under microsoft, because after the deal nokia phones will cease to exist. they'll be branded as microsoft phones.

36. Dastrix unregistered

That hasn't been disclosed yet, so you can't say that for sure. What I'm confident about however, is that the Nokia brand WILL stay.

35. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Microsoft doesn't even rule amongst platforms so that should tell you how high Nokia can go from here with them.

19. KParks23

Posts: 719; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Wish i still had my stock....... Damn it lol

22. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Hey there is KIA car. Hey there is NO-KIA car.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

That's all because of the 520/521.

6. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Samsung sold 85 million smart phone in Q3 ..BUT wait !! 20 million galaxy s3 &4 / 10 million note / the other ..are galaxy young ..pocket..mini..galaxy star...etc -_- !!!

9. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

And ?

12. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Dunno... I wonder if even Samsung remembers all the phone models they have released so far xD

14. Dunknown

Posts: 84; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

What is your reason to state such? Samsung use dirty tricks on HTC. Maybe Samsung also do such to most mobile phone maker like Nokia, Blackberry, or even Motorolla (Opinion). Samsung sold 85 million smartphone in Q3 could not match what Motorolla and Nokia sold for the past few decades.

15. dritani

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

Samdungs a, b,c,d...star, pocket or young and who knows what else, just can't compare to NL520, 620, or even ashas; Lumia's budget smartphones are much better than others!

27. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Why is Samsung even being mention in a Nokia article? Let Nokia shrine! Last few posting shows bitterness which i avoid by buying what i like and what i like is the things that give me maximum value.

23. x_maly_x

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

Milnions of fly eat sh.t...so wat?

26. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

The Nokia 1110 sold over 250 million units! also the 2010 Nokia 5230 sold 150 million units which is a smartphone!

8. papss unregistered

Don't hate, congratulate man...

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Def. not hating. I'm an avid supporter of the 520 for someone wanting to spend less than $120 on a smartphone.

20. SAYED-EJAZ

Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

I am also supporting 520 , its good for that price.. Its better than android devices at that same price at some points . :)

34. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I played with the Lumia 625. Its a good budget phone as well.

4. GrmanR

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

Let's be honest this has been the year for great Nokia Hardware

5. papss unregistered

Good for m$ and it's mobile os. I love nokia and love the platform. Wish them the best.

7. Smokin

Posts: 120; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Yay Nokia!

10. dritani

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

Elop and Microsoft killed NOKIA, unfortunaltly; because they knew the jewel they were taking! And will miss Nokia brand and it's hardware quality so much...forever!

13. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

lol never. Microsoft sure is a shark, but they are very competitive business people and know where the profit is. They'd never give up on the most profitable aspect of Nokia, which is the design language and quality. In fact they will pour more money into that.

16. Antonyjoseph

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

MS has too much stake in WP platform to let it fail. Go Nokia...

21. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

Well thats part of having one WP maker. Still good work Nokia you havent lost your touch in making a good phone even on a low end type. Keep it up.

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