Nokia to chase the entry-level market as well at MWC, preparing affordable devices to compete with Huawei and ZTE

Nokia to chase the entry-level market as well at MWC, preparing affordable devices to compete with Huawei and ZTE
Nokia is expected to launch a number of entry-level devices including both Windows Phone-based affordable smartphones and feature phones in just a couple of days at Mobile World Congress, according to Reuters. Nokia has allegedly decided to widen its presence in the low range amidst intensifying competition from Chinese manufacturers like Huawei and ZTE.

These rumors come after we have already heard other sources agreeing Nokia will launch a new Windows Phone flagship named Nokia EOS, a device packing the amazing PureView phase one technology that we’ve seen in the Nokia 808 PureView.

The upcoming affordable models will diversify Nokia’s porftolio and show that the company is now ready to look at the bigger picture after two tough transitional years the company spent laser-focused on bringing a competitive Windows Phone flagship.

There are no further details about those upcoming entry-level devices, but we expect even more of the successful Asha feature phone series.

Nokia sold a record 4.4 million Lumia smartphones in the last quarter of 2012, a one bright spot in an otherwise very turbulent Windows Phone ride which has put the company in the red this year. Still, Nokia would need to start much more than that in order to get noticed. Samsung in comparison sold around 50 million smartphones in Q4 2012 and Apple sold a whopping 48 million of its high-margin iPhone.

source: Reuters

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43 Comments

1. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

go nokia go..also want to see tablet..goodluck!.

11. iWorld

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

NOKIA is badly struggling. Samsung & Apple are like out of reach for NOKIA.

19. windroid unregistered

Nokia was out of reach of Apple some years ago, and that will happen again sooner than latter, just because Nokia at this moment is much more innovative than Apple.

24. hepresearch unregistered

I think I'll just let history-in-the-making give you a stiff whiff of realism...

21. windroid unregistered

At this moment Nokia (with all the range of phones) is selling more than Apple. In a few months the Lumia line alone will surpass Apple. Take this words for granted.

23. hepresearch unregistered

"Take this words for granted." Haha... I think I will! LOL...

29. windroid unregistered

I'll give you an example (one retailer from Russia): Android OS (67.2%) Samsung’s bada (8%) Nokia’s Asha (7.7%) Apple’s IOS (6.9%) Windows Phone (5.9%) Nokia’s Symbian (3.6%) Wait a few month for data from India, Brasil, Mexico and the entire Europe.

40. drag0nslay3r

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

I think you just forget Pakistan :) here Lumia specially 620 selling well .. which still isn't available in India..!!!

25. hepresearch unregistered

Agreed. Nokia may survive, and possibly even thrive, but I doubt that they will ever be again what they once were, or get back what they have lost. Samsung and Apple have never suffered such a drastic crash before, and if they are smart and learn Nokia's lesson, then it is possible that they never will... but who knows...

31. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

you dont remember Apple from 90's its was worse in anything u can imagine only thing helped them was iphone if i am correct

43. hepresearch unregistered

Oh, I was there my friend. I had to code LaTeX on an iMac... Apple's first foray into their new Mac OS X products. Then the iPod came out, and redefined the MP3 player altogether. Yeah... I was there back then, man! Cool story, huh?

2. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Hopefully, Nokia can come back to the top by these new series. Wish you very very good luck, you are the best Phone's manufacturer company in the phone history. Thanks Nokia for this huge favor.

6. brandonrana

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

Nokia I wish nothing but the BEST for you.. :)

10. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Yup totally Agree with u.....Nokia's Build Quality is Just Unbeatable.....

33. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

This is cult! Nokia zombies!

3. MarioGomez

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Just mentioned the sale rate of Windows Phone and compared it with the one of Android ans IOS. This part was really irrelevant to the thread of new lumia series. Victor. H , you would never ever giving up from bashing Nokia. Dont forget to moderate my comment. Because it is not harmonize d with your desire and mood

12. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

EXACTLY WHAT I WAS THINKING... ... A post by Victor H.. Not surprising..

13. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

BTW where is JhonNokia...??

30. MarioGomez

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Johnnokia is reported by Victor. H for no reason. Is there anyone know how can we call Phonearena Adminstration?

39. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Victor H probably has a short position against Nokia. He has never claimed otherwise, and until such a declaration is made public, his words and opinion about the financial state of Nokia and products they bring to maket should be ignored...

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Always welcome to see phones available in every aspect.

22. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

nokia FTW..........

5. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I expect Nokia to increase volume, especially with the Lumia 620 becoming available in more countries. People should give the Lumia range a chance, it has really shaped into something very nice.

7. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Ok, thats good for them, but the devices most arrive on time to all of us, In mexico theres no confirmations abouts Lumia 920 launchs

20. windroid unregistered

Be patient it will be there...

8. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Samsung sold abt 62 million, not 50 million

9. luabin

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 29, 2012

EOS - Exemplary.Obliterate.Smartphone EOS - ExtraOrdinary Smartphone Nokia EOS

14. luabin

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 29, 2012

who may be you are, deal with it ! haha

15. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Nokia is rising again........!!!

16. ashisharbola

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

Nokia should had concentrate on Meego....That was a awesome OS :(

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