Analysts at IDC published a report today and according to that report, Nokia has shipped over 2.2 million units of Lumia smartphone in Q1 of 2012. Well, this is just an estimated numbers and it is not the amount of units sold to the customers but it’s the number of the units delivered to retailers and carriers. Now, you have to keep in mind that these are figures are not that good and I am afraid that Nokia still has to catch up to the smartphone sales like Apple and Android handsets.
Others Doing Much Well Than Nokia
When we compare Nokia with the other major manufacturers in the market right now, they are doing exceptionally well than Nokia. When we talk about Apple, they have sold 35 million iPhone units to the customers in the same time. On the other hand, the sales of Android smartphones are also great while the most credit goes to the ones made by Samsung. It seems like Nokia has to wait a bit longer to get results from its Windows Phone devices.
We already know that Windows Phone is pretty good platform and WP running devices are among the highest rated devices as well. We also know that Nokia’s Lumia 900 also became a best seller after it was launched on AT&T.
Nokia is Not Going to Give up Easily
But still, it seems like Nokia is not going give up in the near future. Whenever Nokia decides to launch a new Lumia smartphone in the market, they bring a lot of elaborate marketing campaigns with it which is commendable. When we talk about the prices of Nokia Lumia smartphones, they are pretty competitive as well. You can get the latest high end Lumia 900 for $100 along with a two year contract. In addition to that, if you need an unlocked affordable Nokia Lumia device, you can get your hands on the new Nokia Lumia 610 that will only cost about $250.
The only question that remains is that, there are many people out there who don’t think that Nokia Lumia handsets are worthy of being competed against iOS and Android. Of course it will take a while to reach that level and we are hoping that Nokia keeps this strategy until then.