Analysts: 1.3 million Nokia Lumia phones sold in 2011

Nokia is expected to reveal its financial numbers for the fourth quarter of 2011 on Thursday. Ahead of that announcement, Bloomberg reports it has taken a survey of 22 analysts who have predicted how many of Nokia's Windows Phone-based Lumia smartphones have been sold by the end of 2011.

Only one analyst among the 22 surveyed predicted that Nokia sold less than one million Lumia phones in 2011. The range of sales predictions ranged from 800,000 to 2 million. The general consensus seems to be that Nokia sold about 1.3 million units of the phones in the fourth quarter of 2011. The Lumia 800 launched in November in parts of Europe while the Lumia 710 launched in December in other parts of the world.

The Lumia 710 launched here in the US, via T-Mobile, in early January and thus won't likely be referenced by Nokia as part of their financial update on Thursday. The Nokia 900, announced at CES 2012, is due to launch in the US, via AT&T, later this year. Another survey of 16 analysts by Bloomberg predicts that Nokia will sell 3.2 million Lumia smartphones this quarter.

So far Nokia has not revealed any official shipment or sales numbers for the Lumia line-up ahead of Thursday's financial press release.

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One thing I will say is that my father has just got an iPhone 4s. The UI feels slower to respond than WP7's. I know it's by design, but my point still stands.

hougtimo said,
One thing I will say is that my father has just got an iPhone 4s. The UI feels slower to respond than WP7's. I know it's by design, but my point still stands.

I agree with this comment. I also checked out my friend's iPhone 4S, which he got few days ago. I played with it as though I was actually using it for every day things: email, web, text, contact, search, etc...

HTC Radar was much easier to do all those tasks compared to iPhone 4S. Only one thing that stood out was the speed of Safari browser in iPhone 4S (not 4) was clearly faster than IE in Radar.

I love WP7!

same. Really tired of iOS. Going to be getting myself a 900 when it's out and my contract is up. I know at least a handful of other people that are considering the same thing.

I'm watching Windows Phone 7 and what Nokia are doing very closely. If Apple disappoints with the iPhone 5 I could be jumping ship

"So far Nokia has not revealed any official shipment or sales numbers for the Lumia line-up ahead of Thursday's financial press release."

And it won't, as Microsoft nor any OEM, 15 months after the initial WP7 release, hasn't revealed sales numbers.

alexalex said,
"So far Nokia has not revealed any official shipment or sales numbers for the Lumia line-up ahead of Thursday's financial press release."

And it won't, as Microsoft nor any OEM, 15 months after the initial WP7 release, hasn't revealed sales numbers.


That's because its not doing that good compared to Android and iPhone!!! they obviously don't want to embarrass them self.

still1 said,

That's because its not doing that good compared to Android and iPhone!!! they obviously don't want to embarrass them self.

more like they dont want people to not buy the phone just cause they have not sold a ton .. Thats what killed the HP touchpad is that as soon as people found out they had oonly sold 40,000 ... noone would touch them.. no matter how few they sell it is not a dead product here tho.. that is because its got way more backing.;

Lachlan said,

more like they dont want people to not buy the phone just cause they have not sold a ton .. Thats what killed the HP touchpad is that as soon as people found out they had oonly sold 40,000 ... noone would touch them.. no matter how few they sell it is not a dead product here tho.. that is because its got way more backing.;


no different than what i said.... they would be embarrassed and quit WP7

Anthonyd said,
Who cares about Analysts? I'll just wait for official Nokia figures coming in a few days

I doubt they will reveal anything. Microsoft or their OEMs, have yet to comment on that.

paulheu said,
Selling around 1M devices in 8 weeks is a very serious number..

In a world of iPhones and whatnot, it isn't really that serious, but considering Nokia's smartphone reputation and Windows Phone's sales, it is a good start.

paulheu said,
Selling around 1M devices in 8 weeks is a very serious number..

That equals less than 2 days of Android sales or less than 3 days of iPhone sales :-)

paulheu said,
Selling around 1M devices in 8 weeks is a very serious number..

That equals less than 2 days of Android sales or less than 3 days of iPhone sales :-)

alexalex said,

That equals less than 2 days of Android sales or less than 3 days of iPhone sales :-)

Both of which are a group of phone sold across many countries. Whereas this is pretty much a single handset in only selected countries - sold for only half the quarter.

It would be an interesting breakdown if these sales were compared to other phones by country.

There are 100+ phone models running android, and the iPhone is an established platform with 3 models.

The iPhone has reputedly sold about 30million last quarter... but that's 15million in the same time frame.

Edited by lt8480, Jan 23 2012, 8:33pm :

alexalex said,

That equals less than 2 days of Android sales or less than 3 days of iPhone sales :-)

And how long have those platforms been out now? Good grief.

So Nokia Lumia is selling about 21k phones per day for 2 months now?? that number is higher that the total windows Phone 7 selling in a day which is somewhere around 18K per day. Maybe i am totally wrong... we will wait for the official no from Nokia.

still1 said,
So Nokia Lumia is selling about 21k phones per day for 2 months now?? that number is higher that the total windows Phone 7 selling in a day which is somewhere around 18K per day. Maybe i am totally wrong... we will wait for the official no from Nokia.

Obviously means that the 18K per day figure that people have been throwing around is false.

rfirth said,

Obviously means that the 18K per day figure that people have been throwing around is false.

It can also mean that the 1.3 million(maybe a lot less) the analyst have been throwing around is false too..

rfirth said,

Obviously means that the 18K per day figure that people have been throwing around is false.

And what makes you think this............. and not the opposite?
Just curious...............