New Nokia Lumia 920 & 620 phones are winners Very good price & feature combination. Getting to China Mobile is great, but the phones stand very well for themselves even otherwise. Word of mouth publicity for 920 is very strong from what I have seen.
All in all, this has been a very good week for Nokia (NYSE: NOK), following last week's comments from RBC that noted better cash position and encouraging new device demand for the Finnish smartphone maker's Lumia 920, which runs on the Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system. Stats released on Monday from mobile firm AdDuplex showed Nokia's Lumia 920 to be the most popular Windows Phone 8 device by far. Nokia is dominating the mobile phone market with 80% usage, followed by HTC (20%) and Samsung (.3%).
AdDuplex says that the Nokia Lumia 920, which holds the sixth place overall with 3% of Windows Phone usage, has "come roaring out of the gates." The most popular Windows phone handsets are the Nokia Lumia 710 (24%), Nokia Lumia 800 (18%), Nokia Lumia 610 (17%), Nokia Lumia 900 (7%), and HTC Radar (4%). Windows Phone 7.5 still dominates, of course, with 94.8% of the overall market, compared to a higher than expected 5.2% for Windows Phone 8. But, given that the Windows Phone 8 operating system just launched recently, these are very good numbers.
Nokia remains the top Windows Phone hardware maker, with 76% marketshare, followed by HTC (12%), Samsung (9%), and LG (2%). It's also worth mentioning that overall, according to AdDuplex, the biggest Windows Phone market is the US (14%), followed by China (13%), India (12%), Mexico, Russia, and Italy (6% each), and the UK (4%).
Wow, the Lumia 620 is a great phone at it's price point. It was kind of lost in the news the other day with the huge China news. Take a look at it on the Nokia Global site.
This will be Nokia's best selling smartphone and nobody saw this coming! There is also a nice video review of the 620 on YouTube. Paste the following in YouTube's search box to find it:
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Nokia has best phones on the market. And now, finally, they have Lumia phones for every price range. That's a play right out of Samsung's book, and it's served them well. The headwind Nokia is fighting is selling WP to the public. That's the final hurdle. Good signs so far, but unfortunately we have to wait for quarterly numbers from Nokia as they refuse to provide interim updates or guidance.