Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Apr 2013 11:21 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia has posted its quarterly results for the first quarter of 2013, and just like the quarters that came before, there's not a whole lot of good news in there. The rise in Lumia sales still can't even dream of making up for the sales drop in Symbian phones, and when broken down in versions, the sales figures for Windows Phone 8 Lumias in particular are very disappointing. In North America, Nokia is getting slaughtered.
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US performance
by RCandelori on Thu 18th Apr 2013 13:59 UTC
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Thom I think you're correct in highlighting the poor performance in the US - there is simply no avoiding the fact that their strategy has failed there so far. The alliance with AT&T where hero devices are given exclusivity with negligible marketing support from the carrier is never going to help, especially when it isn't even the biggest carrier. Troubling still is that they can't even crack 1 million devices per quarter in North America. Even the staunchest Nokia supporter has to concede that isn't good.

For me, the most important quarters will be Q2 and Q3 to see if the Lumia sales keep increasing. If they hover around current levels or decrease then Nokia will be in a bit of crap. However, going on current trends, it appears Lumias are being well received outside of the US. Who knows, China and India might be the more relevant indicators of success going forward considering market size there.

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