Nokia quickly gaining traction among WP gamers: captures nearly 50% of second-gen device market
posted by Victor H. / Jan 24, 2012, 6:34 AM
We don’t have the official Nokia Windows Phone sales numbers just yet, but given the huge gaming audience over at Occasional Gamer and the data they have about Windows Phone devices, we can draw a relatively accurate picture of the platform landscape. Judging by that data, turns out that the Nokia Lumia 800 is crushing it with sales and is a huge factor of why Nokia captured nearly half of all second generation Windows Phone 7 devices.
To be perfectly correct, the exact share of Nokia stands at 45%, trailed closely by HTC which has 40% of the market thanks to a popular HTC Radar. Interestingly, Samsung holds only 12% of second-gen handsets, with the remainder scattered across phone makers. We should stress that this represents only the second wave of Windows Phone devices, released this year, and not last year’s releases which are still more popular.
If we count all Windows Phone handsets, the picture changes radically - HTC commands the market with 55%, followed by Samsung with 28%, and LG with 12%.
Counting all devices, Nokia’s share stands at only 4%, but it’s growing fast. Look forward to Nokia publishing its results on Thursday when we expect to have some official sales data.
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which means nokia has sold around 1.5 million handsets
posted on Jan 24, 2012, 7:35 AM 2
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That's a good thing, yes...especially given that devices didn't even begin to launch until mid November in limited markets. I think they will do well in the U.S. if the buzz surrounding the Lumia 900 is any indication.
posted on Jan 24, 2012, 9:25 AM 1
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Congrats Nokia...! But WP7 should only be limited to Nokia phones. There's nothing unique if WP7 comes in HTC,Samsung,LG.....
posted on Jan 24, 2012, 8:03 AM 0
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I meant to Thumbs up your comment! While I would love for WP to have a sole company, Nokia, to make all of their devices, Microsoft will want the others for 'something' even though Nokia is capable of addressing all form factors and has the market penetration that WP needs. Nokia stepped on the scene and knocked it out of the park - this cannot be denied! HTC and Samsung are 'sleeping' on WP - they need to step up their game, or GTFO.
posted on Jan 24, 2012, 9:23 AM 1
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Couldn't disagree more, for it misses the whole point of what WP is trying to build: stability first, optimization second. I am not meaning to slam on Google when I say this: But Android went the other way. They created an OS, allowed manufacturers to do with it as they pleased, a d have spent the last 3 years trying to get fragmentation and poor sluggish performance out of their handsets. Gingerbread and ICS are much better of course, and props to them. But Microsoft wanted a unified, seamless performance first, and will allow HTC, Samsung, LG, ZTE, Fujitsu, and other manufacturers that pick up WP the ability to customize over time based on real life results. Nokia gets the preferred treatment, as they should, due to their dedicated WP only handset. But, these other WP developers will get all kinds of chances to make their handsets stand out. Hopefully, this will be seen more with Apollo.
posted on Jan 24, 2012, 12:04 PM 1
@siddhu.svs nothing unique with other manufacturer. What? Your saying windows phone is unique with Nokia. The very same company which took nokia N9 and changed the software to windows phone(lumia 800 and 900).
posted on Jan 24, 2012, 8:52 AM 0
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other than form factor, nokia includes nokia maps and nokia only apps that other manufacturers dont have. thankfully they are all getting nokia maps, but i garuntee thats one of the biggest selling points.. personally. lol. when people ask me why go nokia over HTC for a windows phone, thats exactly what I tell them and so far its 100% going to the nokia for the extra features.
posted on Jan 24, 2012, 8:56 AM 3
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@Jericho And the Samsung Galaxy s is the samsung focus s, and the htc titan is the htc sensation. All the companies take phones and put different software on it for both windows and droids. The point is is that Nokia will from now on make high quality Windows Phone devices.
posted on Jan 24, 2012, 9:16 AM 2
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Nokia was not available yet with their WP7 when I was ready to try the OS so went with HTC Radar instead. I enjoy my HTC, I think they make very solid WP7 phones! But for my next windows phone, I hope to get a Nokia Lumia 900/1000 or whatever, as long as it's a Nokia!
posted on Jan 24, 2012, 10:06 AM 0
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