As Nokia closes another quarter the official numbers are in. In order to make a comparison (and also, to serve as a reminder), Nokia sold four million Lumia devices according to the official Q2 2012 figures. Compared to that, Nokia is now reporting 2.9 million Lumias being sold in the last quarter, representing a 27.5 percent decrease compared to the previous period.
However, mobile phones in general recorded a quarter-on-quarter increase to 77 million units due mainly to a strong start for Asha phones. Nokia’s main focus is Windows Phone though and the decrease in sales is somewhat understandable: the market usually reacts to rumors, buzz, reports and alike, and there has been no shortage of any regarding Windows Phone 8. Plus, Nokia is reaching a product cycle end with its first Lumia phones.
Even though Windows Phone 7.8 will bring some features to select devices, the lack of a Windows Phone 8 update might have determined potential customers to refrain from purchasing, at least until the new offerings are unveiled (and they will be soon available).
“In Q3, we continued to manage through a tough transitional quarter for our smart devices business as we shared the exciting innovation ahead with our new line of Lumia products”, said Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop.
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