Elop should be hold accountable for misleading information about lumia 920 sold out in the US&Canada&Shipped 400K tot lumia b/w the three ne
Nokia's Lumia lineup finds little love in the US
Nokia's first quarter financials show the Lumia line-up picking up steam globally, but it's actually losing steam Stateside.
Ian Paul (PC World)
— 18 April, 2013 19:36
Nokia offers a wide array of Windows Phone 8 handsets to woo smartphone users, from the fully-loaded Lumia 920 flagship phone to the budget-friendly Lumia 620, and every one sports a colorful, elegant exterior. But for all its efforts, Nokia devices are struggling to gain a foothold in North America.
Everywhere but here
On Thursday, the Finnish phone maker posted its earnings for the first three months of 2013. The company said it shipped more than 6 million smartphones worldwide, most of them Lumias. "During the first quarter 2013 we shipped 6.1 million Smart Devices units," Nokia said in its earnings release. "Of which 5.6 million units were Lumia products."
Globally, it's pretty clear the popularity of Lumia devices is picking up. One year ago, Nokia had shipped just 2 million Lumia devices worldwide. Since then, global Lumia shipments have never been lower than 4 million, with the exception of the third quarter of 2012, when everyone was waiting for Windows Phone 8 to ship.
The interesting thing is where all those Lumias are landing.
Many of Nokia's shipments are going to Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region. Americans and Canadians, meanwhile, aren't that crazy about the Lumia lin-eup.
Nokia shipped just 400 thousand smartphones to North America between January and March, the vast majority of which were Lumia devices. That's a big decline from the first quarter of 2012, when Nokia shipped 600 thousand smartphones to North America. In fact, Nokia has yet ship a million phones to U.S. and Canadian shores in any quarter since it began selling Windows Phones in late 2011.
To be fair, Nokia is not as well known in North America as it is in other parts of the world su
gee I've only been saying for over a yr that NO ONE WANTS AN EVILWARE PHONE THERE'S NO SOFTWARE AND WE REMEMBER HOW LOUSY IT WAS DEALING WITH THE EVIL EMPIRE.
Pretty soon the carriers will stop supporting loseria phones as it costs them real money (e. g. inventory
of phones that aren't selling and service inventory). That will wake up the foreign resales that the jig is
up and time to stop ordering. Next the ants in asia will just start buying the cheap appl device. Looks like
most of the 5.6 went to resales for inventory not a good sign when those phones aren't ending up in
I know the delutional clueless longs will say evil empire will have big failed mobile os ad campaign
but really they tried that with the 8th failed os attempt and surface failed tablet and you're getting
headlines like "evil empire's 8th failed attempt driving consumer to appl". The die is cast as the
pharows said as it is written so it will be done. All that is left is the take under by a patent troll.
And the big pay day for the shorts. And the crying of the immoral clueless consumers that bought
loseria phones that they can't get anyone to fix.
All good points. Everyone leads back to the worst decision of Nokia's history. - hire Elop who did the only thing knew - force a winning brand to get branded with the most corrupt anti-partner friendly company in the world. I wish those clowns on NokiaPowerUser and WPCentral all go away and stop spreading rumors and lies to prop a fading and very ugly-now phone company.