Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Dec 2013 17:24 UTC

2013 was nothing less than a blockbuster success for Windows Phone, which went from industry also-ran to the undisputed third mobile ecosystem, and is poised to challenge iPhone for the number two spot. You didn't think it could get this good? That's OK, neither did I.

Windows Phone seemingly turns a corner with every new application, small operating system update, and new Nokia Lumia. It's turning so many corners it's running in circles.

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Sony had -7%, 19%, and 5% growth rates for the 3 quarters this year.

Thus highlighting the fact that a 19% growth figure out of context is nothing exceptional, if Sony with the lackluster Xperia line can pull it out. Sony also sold more Xperia units than Nokia has managed to push during 2013. So there's also that...

PS. This Quarter is far from over, so where are you getting your figures from. Specially since Nokia completely missed the big Black Friday/Christmas window with regards to Verizon, for example.

Edited 2013-12-21 03:56 UTC

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Nelson Member since:

Nokia has 27%, 32% and 19% grown for the first three quarters. Nokia is not Sony, and in fact they have outpaced them every quarter so far.

Re the LG figures, I meant as of Q3.
For Q4, we'll see, but I wouldn't be surprised to see a stronger growth rate due to seasonality.

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tylerdurden Member since:

Indeed, Nokia and Sony are not the same. The former has one extra letter in their name, while the latter managed to sell more smartphones.

So basically, according to your figures, Nokia growth rate is slowing down. Lackluster Android vendors, with flat quarters, still managed to ship millions more units than Nokia did on their best quarter. And as usual you're left with the perennial trying to pass speculation, with no context whatsoever, about "the next quarter" as matter of fact, while telling others to not speculate...


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