Nokia sees some hope after the roughest of times in the brand’s history as latest reports revealed that the company was able to sell at least eight million Lumia smartphones from June through September this year.
Comparing the figures to the same period last year that was pegged at 2.9 million, Nokia more than doubled its sales. Last quarter, the Nokia Lumia smartphones posted sales of 7.4 million.
While the numbers might not be as astounding as the sales figures of Samsung and Apple, the numbers sealed a place for smart devices running on Windows platform in the market. The Q3 earnings of Nokia were first reported by Wall Street Journal citing sources that have knowledge of the matter. The Windows Phones have been on a streak, hitting record sales figures for four consecutive quarters.
Report cited the good momentum of the Nokia Windows smartphones coincidental with the eight percent drop in the sales of personal computers in the third quarter of 2012. Based on recent researches, the shipments of PCs will drop on a yearly basis, which Microsoft and its partners want to capitalize on.
With Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s handset division for $7 billion in October, the latter also benefited from additional funding for marketing of the Finland-based manufacturer.
It might be good news after good news for Nokia that seems to be in a rally this month. The company is also expected to announce new products at its Abu Dhabi event tomorrow, October 22.
At #Nokia, we believe in technology that makes us more human. Feel it all on October 22.
— tweeted Nokia.
The tech world is expecting the company’s first phablet, the Nokia Lumia 1520 to take the spotlight. There is also a good chance that the Lumia 2520 will be unwrapped. There are speculations that Nokia will reveal a total of six products so aside from the Lumias, consumers can also expect accessories. There might be a Nokia’s first laptop running on Windows 8. Another anticipated gadget is the Nokia Guru, a device similar to an iPod shuffle combined with NFC technology. Nokia was first expected to launch its new products in September.