Nokia Windows Phone sales projected at 3.8 million units in Q2 2012

Nokia Windows Phone sales projected at 3.8 million units in Q2 2012
Nokia is riding the downward spiral and it’s sliding quicker than any other company in the industry so far, but just how fast we’ll learn on July 19th. That’s the exact date when Nokia will reveal its quarterly financials and hopefully give us the details about its Lumia Windows Phone sales.

Analysts vary in their thoughts about Lumia sales in the three months from April to June, but on average, the number is expected to fluctuate around the 3.8 million mark. Now, to some that might seem even like too big of a number as the company is now almost exclusively focused on Windows Phone, but the launch of the affordable Nokia Lumia 610 in a lot of markets might help.

The handset is running on the latest Windows Phone version available, Mango, and this alone should give it a sizeable advantage over competing low-end Androids that are largely running on the dated Gingerbread.

Somewhat surprisingly, Nokia is finding its biggest trump card to be the cheap Lumia 610 rather than the more refined Lumia 800 and 900 and the reason for that is that Microsoft recently announced that the two still very new handsets won’t get Windows Phone 8. 

This would turn a lot of users away from them as it’s more reasonable to wait for the new WP8 devices, rather than get a device that will become outdated in a couple of months.

For Nokia, 2012 has been the toughest year. The three big credit ratings agencies cut Nokia stock to "junk" status, the company had to issue two profit warnings and cut its workforce. The only question is not whether this quarter will be bad, but just how bad.

So let’s play the guessing game and hear your estimate for Nokia’s Windows Phone sales in the second quarter of 2012. Will it be less or more than 3.8 million units? Why? Give us your best analysis and guesses in the comments below!

source: Reuters



1. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 547; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

stability,WP8 will kick up nokia tiles are the center of attraction.

2. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

i am waiting still. when a lumia pureview is announce i am going to get it

22. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Same here but I have one wish though 4.5+ screen size :)

3. tes101

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

That 610 is really a beauty phone cant wait for whats in store by nokia. Nokia must just weather the storm for now and get rid of NokiaSiemens to get some cash flow and make some killer hardware before xmas.

4. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

Samsung Galaxy pocket > Nokia Lumia 900

5. tes101

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

lumia 900 > Mitchel

7. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

walkie talkie > galaxy pocket.

12. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

LOOOOL fandroids. seriously. Thumbing up a "samsung galaxy pocket > lumia 900" while thumbing down a "walkie talke > galaxy pocket". you fandroids really sicken me. I'm a fan of android but not to the point that i worship it and thinks low end androids are better than other flagship phones of other OSes.

15. tegradragon

Posts: 68; Member since: May 23, 2012

Lol.. Even I thought that people here are just anti-Apple but now its clear that they're only pro-Android and nothing else.

16. Penny

Posts: 1847; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

It's truly getting ridiculous at this point. I like to read about current news in the technology world and rationally discuss implications, but I've completely abandoned hope for PhoneArena as a forum for rational, objective discussion. I can't respect the opinions of most of the users on this site. Unfortunately, as a result, I've lost a lot of respect for PA as well.

6. MickDM

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

i love how the majority of vh articles lately begin with, "NOKIA IS DOOMED!" ijs

8. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

fire sale of lumia 900 now! :-)

9. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I just wish Nokia would fire Elope, swallow their pride, adopt Android as a secondary OS, and watch the cash roll in! This would be the perfect time to make a move to Android because HTC is stuck in a serious design rut that they can't seem to get out of. Nokia is still kickin a$$ with their product design, so adding Jelly Bean to a couple Lumia 800 and 900-like devices would mean an instant hit for Nokia. HTC makes good phones, but the UI is still old looking and a fresh Nokia device would look very appealing for those who are looking for something different. No matter how some may feel about Android, its hard to argue that an OS which single-handedly saved Motorola, helped HTC become a household name, and launched Samsung into the number one spot...would be a bad business move for your dying company!

18. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Umm I would say choosing windows phone was a great move for them. Windows phone is slowly catching on. Hopefully wp8 will be the version that brings the OS to stardom

19. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

"Hopefully", a word that often is spouted from the lexicon of WP fans. Hope is all you guys have, because sales and market trends are stacked against you.

20. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Yeah but it is better. This is going to be another web is.

21. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I don't think it was a bad move to make a wp7 phone, but I do think making it their sole OS was. Wp7 looks good to me, but the fact is its still unpopular. Consumers just aren't buying Windows phones like they are with Android and iOS. So all I'm saying is, keep making WP7 devices, but they can also make a phone using the most popular OS on the planet, just incase they wanted to make a profit too. There is room for two OSs at Nokia, but we know the Microsoft Mole Elope wouldn't allow it.

10. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I've been saying it for ages from day to day experience in the phone industry I can see that windows phones are unpopular and while lumia phones sell slightly more frequent that those of a rival manufacturer they too sell in extremely low volumes. WP mean very little to HTC or Samsung et but unfortunately for Nokia it will be the end of them. The simple fact vast majority of people hate the square tiles menu,the extreme lack of customisation in an meaningfull way and the major lack of is features and apps. Most of our Stock of unsold WP will have to be massively reduced to clear or returned to manufacturers as carriers can't hold dead stock for extended periods

11. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I have hope in Nokia and a belief in Elope even if you hate it.

17. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Ummm. Elope means to run away and get married (usually without the approval of bride or groom's families). If you are referring to the ex-MS employee Trojan Horse that Nokia hired, his name is spelled Elop.

23. jack1059

Posts: 72; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

Seriously? Elop? You do? Wow. Thats incredible. There are 2 unmovable measures of a CEO's performance. Thats share price and market share. Under elops tenure share prices went to junk status. Marketshare went from what 30% to now its somethign like 6%. No ceo in history has retained a position in a company while managing such a disaster. But glad you hold the faith. Thats all nokia have left.

13. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Symbian was more Open than Windows,as thats why Nokia did not do any thinking about what people want to use on phones,loads invested into the N8 an you use to be able to put micro sd cards inside the phone to upgrade the phones memory an send and recieve music an photos using Bluetooth an easily connected the phone to pc or laptop, then with Windows you lose most of the Functions an then after use Zune,Android is more like Symbian as thats why alot of Nokia users made the Switch to Android,But Mr Elop this just shows how you did not give any thought about Symbian users an you were just Trying to help your old employees boost there Portfolio as the Microsofts name was not as Popular as Apples is,Elop Out Please!

14. phoneghoul

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

Nokia is paying the price of abandoning Meego and treating symbian users and fans like dogs. There is no guarantee that WP8 + Pure View will save Nokia. R.I.P Nokia. Hail Jolla (the true Finnish spirit).

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