Nokia Lumia sales with a record high, says report
While Nokia is preparing to reveal new products tomorrow, The Wall Street Journal reports that the Nokia smartphones sales have hit a record high for a fourth consecutive quarter between July and September. Sources familiar with the matter have revealed to the WSJ that Nokia sold at least 8 million Lumia phones. In comparison to the last year, that is almost a triple increase from the 2.9 million units sold in the same period in 2012 and still more than the 7.4 million smartphones sold in the previous quarter of 2013. Nokia is scheduled to reveal its precise figures on October 29 when the third quarter earnings will be published.
Nokia and Microsoft needed a change and they made it. The companies are now hoping to attract more customers through developing new devices and improving the operating system. There’s a positive turn for Windows Phone devices, especially after the PC sales started to decline. As IDC reported, the personal computer sales fell 8% on year’s base for the first time since 2002. Now, both companies are gearing up to join forces in order to become leaders in the smartrphone industry. Earlier in 2013, Nokia has signed an agreement with Microsoft for selling its phone business. The deal is likely to be approved in Q2 2014.
As we reported, Nokia will announce its fall / winter line-up at an event in Abu Dhabi. Several Lumia smartphones including a phablet and a tablet are expected. Nokia will introduce its first tablet called Lumia 2520. It will be equipped with LTE, a technology that enables you to use fast Internet. Microsoft is also working on an LTE enabled tablet, but the Surface is not likely to arrive in 2013.
Source: The Wall Street Journal