Menu
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake Squeezed Magazine to Apologize

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake Squeezed Magazine to Apologize

Black Friday 2014 Ads Update

Black Friday 2014 Ads Update

Taylor Swift shows her Love for Cats

Taylor Swift shows her Love for Cats

Black Friday 2014 iPad Deals will be Amazing

Black Friday 2014 iPad Deals will be Amazing

Renee Zellweger Responses to Changed Look Discussion

Renee Zellweger Responses to Changed Look Discussion

Nokia Becomes #1 Windows Phone Maker

Feb 24 2012, 2:43pm CST | by , in News | Windows Phone 7

Nokia Becomes #1 Windows Phone Maker
 
 

We expected it, but not this fast

The goal of Nokia partnering up with Microsoft was to bolster the status of both Nokia and Windows Phone. Mission accomplished.

In the most recent quarter, Nokia sold more Windows Phone devices than any other smartphone manufacturer. Specifically, 900,000 Nokia-branded devices were shipped in the fourth quarter.

That is one-third of the total number of Windows Phone units that were sent, which was 2.7 million in total. Because of Nokia, Windows Phone shipments were up 36 percent.


Before Nokia stepped in, the top player in the Windows Phone field was HTC. The most important thing to keep in mind is that by the end of the fourth quarter, Nokia hadn't even begun shipping any Windows Phone devices to the US.

The first Lumia phone to hit the US came out in early 2012, but it was available in other regions late last year. So today, the number is no doubt significantly higher. On January 26, Nokia said it had sold "well over 1 million Lumia devices."

Of course, being the top Windows Phone manufacturer is kind of like being the best player in Little League - you'll still have a tough time competing in the MLB. In other words, Android and iOS are still dominating the market, and Nokia has a long way to go if it wants to legitimately compete in that field.

So far, Nokia has made quite an impression, and there is the possibility that it could almost single-handedly help bring Windows Phone within striking distance of the two larger smartphone OS players. It will need to continue innovating if it wants that to happen.

Annie Lennox criticizes Beyoncé

Annie Lennox criticizes Beyoncé

14 hours ago, 7:44am CDT

iCloud Hacked

iCloud Hacked

14 hours ago, 7:33am CDT

Anna Wintour travels down Memory Lane a la Oscar de la Renta

Anna Wintour remembers Oscar de la Renta

14 hours ago, 7:09am CDT

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus