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 looking at things the wrong way. You will have quarters where you face a dip, and others where you increase. Overall, Nokia has grown sequentially more than they have lost.

Its easy to mess with percentages if you try hard enough. I can say that Windows Phones are selling 500% more this holiday season than last holiday season.

While a positive indicator, and in your case, a negative indicator (their one quarter of a slow down), there are lingering questions over magnitude, in this case, a dip of about a million devices.

A set back? Sure, but there will be more, and in addition, there will be more positive news like today's news in Nokia's future.

And this is my own analysis of Nokia's numbers, not marketing spin. If they're wrong on their own, then you're free to say that, but saying that I'm just playing lip service to Nokia is disingenuous and gets in the way of a sensible discussion.

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