Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jan 2013 17:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia has just sent out a few preliminary comments about the company's performance during the fourth quarter of 2012. Nokia's figures are a good indicator for how well Windows Phone 8 is doing, and, in all honesty, I'm not exactly blown away. Apparently, neither was Nokia itself, since the company decided to redefine their Asha phones from feature phone to smartphone to prop up their smartphone sales figures.
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You're conveniently picking the epoch between Q3 and Q4 to make your "trend" claim work. Lumia's shipments in 2012 have been all over the map, they have gone up and down from quarter to quarter in 2012: 2.0M in Q1, 4.0 in Q2, 2.9M in Q3, and 4.4M in Q4. That is a "zig-zag" trend at best.

Lumia's have been on sale before this year, unfortunately for your narrative.

Lumia sales grew from Q4 of 11 to Q1 12 as well. Dramatically so, considering they had sold a "million to date" by late January which cut into the figures they had given until them when you break them down quarter by quarter.

It then grew in Q2 2012 to dip in Q3 2012 and then shot up again in Q4 2012.

There will always be noise in the trends, but overall, they've considerably grown their Lumia line up.

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