Nokia Lumia 920 seems to be the most popular WP8 device in the US.
Introduced with much fanfare by Nokia and Microsoft last year, the Lumia 920 seems to be doing really well sales-wise. While Nokia didn’t say how many Lumia 920 it sold until now, we’ve seen in several occasions that the handset – a true Windows Phone 8 flagship – is quite popular. Now, a report from mobile advertising company AdDuplex is further confirming this.
Based on data collected in one day (January 3, 2013) by no less than 215 Windows Phone applications running AdDuplex SDK v.2 (which is “the most popular Windows Phone ad network of its kind”), the report shows that the Lumia 920 is currently not just the most popular WP8 handsets in the US, but the most popular WP device overall in the country, outrunning the older Lumia 900 and Lumia 710 – which both feature Windows Phone 7.X.
The next two popular WP8 devices in the US are the HTC 8X – released by Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile – and the Nokia Lumia 822 – only available at Verizon. Of course, this report might not be completely accurate, but it does provide an interesting view over the current Windows Phone ecosystem.
At the moment, only three major US mobile carriers are offering Windows Phone 8 handsets: Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. Sprint will join the party later this year – however, it won’t sell any Nokia handsets for the beginning, but one from Samsung, and another one from HTC.
I'm not surprised that the Lumia 920 is the hottest ticket in WP8 phones. Put it next to ANY other WP8 phone and the others are all embarrassed. The HTC is pathetic. The screen looks washed out in comparison to the Lumia 920. HTC has also been prone to poor build quality issues. I've owned a few - never again. Samsung has decent build quality but their support as far as firmware updates is pathetic. The Samsung WP8 phone will be a clone of the Galaxy SIII with WP instead of Android. As technically advanced as the SGSIII may be, I find the design and feel is junk. Nokia really has no competition in the WP universe.