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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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