Nokia swings back as Windows Phone becomes Finland's most popular platform

Nokia swings back as Windows Phone becomes Finland's most popular platform
Nokia is making a comeback in its home market of Finland as Windows Phone has now become the country’s most popular platform beating Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, according to Market research company Marketvision.

Windows Phone scored a share of 35% of new mobile device sales, ranking first ahead of Android with its 33% and iOS with a 30% share.

The Finnish market is of course way more different than the rest of the world. Being a patriotic country, Finns take big pride in Nokia and its success and have been loyally supporting the company throughout the years. As Nokia faded out of relevance with the smartphone boom when it still made only Symbian phones however Finns turned to the iPhone and Android.

Now, though, for the first time we are seeing sales in Finland once again showing support for Nokia which should mean that Nokia is doing something right. The Finnish manufacturer however is still facing an uphill battle in the rest of Europe and quite frankly all across the globe. Google’s Android is dominating sales virtually everywhere in Europe and the iPhone is the only real runner-up. Windows Phone ranks a very distant third and it has to pick up some sales volume.

"Finnish smartphone platforms in the market differ from other markets. In most other countries, the Android platform dominates the smartphone market, while in Finland the Windows Phone is taking a strong foothold due to the Nokia Lumia family," Market Vision chief analyst Toni Nygrén said.

Check out the full study at the source link below.

source: Marketvision via WMPowerUser

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54 Comments

1. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Finally after 4 years in decline of Nokia nearly collapsing. Still Samsung sales more than Nokia in it's territory! Nokia FTW! WP8 south

2. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

You suck

4. grapeseed87

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

Lol yeah thats what Trolls do! :) they suck big time

21. SIGPRO

Posts: 2816; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Yes they suck chocolate salty balls!

24. Rorschach

Posts: 83; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

Nokia has a long way to go before coming close to the likes of Samsung or Apple.. Those poor souls in Finalnd..

50. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

in sales maybe probably alot more sooner than anticipated in greatness Nokia already exceeds the likes of apple and Samsung

19. superstar

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

Look at how few ativ phone's were sold before you start criticizing Nokia's WP8 efforts.

22. ihatesmartphone unregistered

motorola>nokia>blackberry>?? who next will decline in market share? maybe samsung or apple... but one thing for sure, it is hard to get back at the top!!

31. Dastrix unregistered

Nokia is back. Deal with it. STFU or GTFO.

33. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

i wouldnt say there back, besides your a bit of a nokia fanboy arent you....

36. Dastrix unregistered

Well, ever since WP secured the third place in the mobile phone ecosystem, it has been picking up and gaining traction. So, technically, "there" back :P And yes, thank you for noticing the obvious mate :)

3. grapeseed87

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

Nokia - You are doing it right! :) Watch WinPho dominance by next year!

10. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Lmao what a joke!

42. grapeseed87

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

Lmao what a troll! :P

12. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Not now mate. In Finland maybe, but Microsoft has lots of things to get right. I think WP will have a 17-18 % share in next five years if Nokia and MS do it right. Edit - Only* if Nokia and MS both* do it right

17. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

There are some minor things I'd need before I get a windows phone. For example, I hear IE10 on wp only let's you have 8 tabs open? I normally have around 15~20 open at any time. Also I'd like to see them allow real alternative browsers (they do the same thing apple does with iOS, and don't allow alternative rendering engines).

37. deburocks

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

i really wonder what u do in those 15-20 tabs ?????8 is more then enuf untill unless u dont have any work to do and wanna waste the whole net package in browsing.. Ur facts or needs just plain stupid man

41. Dastrix unregistered

There's an alternative browser for IE on WP; it's called Nokia Xpress.

43. grapeseed87

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

Um no. There are plenty of alternative browsers available on WinPho to cater to your needs. You want incognito you got it, then there is CubeSurf, Opera, Squirrel QC. But yes for most of my needs I am good with IE. Anything else you would like? :) Let me know I am sure I can find something equally efficient.

53. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

There not "real" alternatives though. http://www.wpcentral.com/uc-browser-version-3-hits-store-brings-array-new-features Read boris's comments. They can't use there own rendering engine. A lot like what apple does with safari actually.

18. indianapple89

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Nokia is definitely doing its part. Coming out with great hardware, innovation in terms of camera, pricing and getting major apps to develop for WP. Its all upto MS....

23. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Ah Ah don't dream! Not even 10 %.

29. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Mate I have a windows phone and I can assure you....it will not be dominating my next year!

44. grapeseed87

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

Sorry it didn't work for you. But it will certainly be aggressively growing the following years. Major app developers are already seeing its potential and how well it could work in a corporate environment with the pre-present windows ecosystem. :)

38. deburocks

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

its already piling up in india, now using a windows a status symbol and using a droid means cheap stuff and so common..its boring to see every user vid a droid sort f boring now...

5. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Great! Now that the home base is secure...

16. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

yep, in 2014 we will see great growth.

6. gaurang

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

gooooooooooooooooooooooo nokia

7. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

If nokia want to regain market share, make temple run 1 & 2 plus candy crasher free and available to all lumia phones and not only for 820 & 920!

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