Nokia is past the 1m sales mark for its first Lumia Windows Phones, the company announced yesterday as part of its latest quarterly financial results. Those results make for worrying reading on the surface, with net sales down 21% year-on-year to €10bn ($13.14bn) as the company sold 113.5m handsets – down 8%. Nokia sold 19.6m smartphones in Q4 2011, down 31% from the 28.6m it sold in Q4 2010. But its new Windows Phones seem off to a strong start. “Our specific intent has been to establish a beachhead in this war of ecosystems, and country by country that is what we are now accomplishing. To date we have sold well over 1 million Lumia devices,” said CEO Stephen Elop. Even so, Apple’s net profit of $13.06bn for Q4 was only a shade under Nokia’s entire revenues for that period, showing the scale of Elop and Nokia’s task.
Source: The Appside