January 29th, 2012
This probably won't come as a surprise to most of you, but Nokia is doing well against the current crop of Windows Phones from such manufacturers as HTC, Samsung, Fujitsu Toshiba, and ZTE, and Acer. How well? OccasionalGamer has the stats, with phone use gleaned across greater than a million installs. Let's see what they have to say.
Nokia takes a narrow lead at 45%, followed by HTC at 40%, Samsung at 13%, Fujitsu Toshiba at 3%, with ZTE and Acer making negligible dents in total numbers. Nokia, however, has a few more factors waiting to ensure that install base continues to climb. For one thing, the Lumia 900 which has yet to be sold anywhere is sure to push greater sales than ever before, offering an upper mid range phone (as far as specs go, anyway) and rumored to be going for a cheap $100 on contract. The HTC Titan II, probably the most direct competitor, is going for twice that so that will be a significant edge in the American market. The other factor in Nokia's favor is their sheer global presence, allowing them to move phones easier in more places than other companies. The Nokia brand is known and respected across the world (India, for instance, loves them to death), and that can never hurt when pushing the relative upstart of an operating system in WP7. People who actually own Windows Phones love them, so now it's a matter of convincing people to take that first step, which Nokia seems well poised to do.
1 comments on "Nokia leads second-gen sales"
I'm so glad about this. Without releasing any products in their largest market they have beaten everyone in the world who is selling Wp7 phones. You wait till the end of Q3 this year and you will see a HUGE difference in favor of Nokia.