Nokia sold 2.9 million Lumia Windows Phone devices in the third quarter of 2012, as sales of its Windows Phone-based smartphonesdeclined from a 4 million sales peak in Q2 2012. Overall, Nokia smartphone sales stood at 6.3 million, and that means that Symbian sales stand at 3.4 million still outselling Windows Phone.
With more Windows Phone sales being sold and the share of Symbian rapidly diminishing, Nokia’s average sales price (ASP) for smart device has also grown to 155 euro, up from 151 in the previous quarter.
“Q3 was a difficult quarter in our Devices & Services business,” Nokia’s chief executive Stephen Elop, the person who started the transition to Windows Phone, commented.
Next quarter will be very important for Nokia. The company launches its first Windows Phone 8 devices, the Lumia 920 with PureView camera and wireless charging and the more affordable Lumia 820. The Lumia 920 is expected to be an AT&T exclusive in its first months availability, competing with phones like the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S III and the LG Optimus G.