Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Sep 2012 23:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless If there's one thing I miss in the current smartphone industry, it's design. Honest to good, real design. We basically see one boring slab after another, void of any true identity, whether it's iPhone, Samsung, or any of the others. In this boring world of grey, black, and the occasional white, Nokia is the jester, coming up with its own unique designs and crazy colour selection. Today, the company unveiled the Lumia 920 and 820 to continue this trend.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
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I disagree, the numbers referenced there are from Nokia. They give a total number of smart phones sold, total number of symbian phones, total number of windows phones. The implication that the remaining is N9 makes sense to me.

Now, obviously, they may have cumulatively sold more lumias than N9, but i think its credible to say that N9's out sold lumias for a period of time anyway.

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Nelson Member since:

The Nokia numbers were misinterpreted and skewed. Tomi (the idiot even making this assertion) ripped his N9 sales numer from an AllAboutSymbian Blog which incorrectly interpreted Nokia sales figures, and in fact, spoke contrary to what Canalyst and others pegged N9 sales at.

Canalyst said 1.2 million Lumias and 600k N9s in Q4
Gartner said that total "other OSes" sales (basically every niche OS) sold 1.2 million in Q4.

That makes it impossible for the N9 to have sold the 1.7 million some were claiming.

Now neither of the analysts are likely exactly right, but they serve to ground those numbers in some sense of reality. They just don't fit.

Also, Stephen Elop himself has said Lumia sales exceeded the totality of N9 sales in a matter of weeks, which again, fits the narrative so far.

The only anomaly is Tomi's numbers. I mean, I get it, it makes for a great headline. But it is not true.

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