On Feb 11, 2011, Nokia announced partnership with Microsoft and embraced Windows Phone as their primary Smartphone Operating System. After that, Nokia announced Nokia Lumia 800, 900 and 710. Lumia 800 sale was huge.
Strategy Analysis released their report of Microsoft’s Windows Phone’s sale for Q4, 2011. Nokia ousted HTC and other companies and became largest vendor of WP. This is surely a great achievement for this short period.
Alex Spektor, Associate Director at Strategy Analytics, said, “Global smartphone shipments using the Microsoft operating system grew 36 percent sequentially to reach 2.7 million units in Q4 2011. Microsoft smartphone shipments remain tiny, but they are showing tentative signs of growth. Nokia overtook HTC and others to become the world’s largest Microsoft smartphone vendor with 33 percent market share. Nokia’s global Microsoft smartphone shipments hit 0.9 million units, as distribution of its Lumia family expanded across numerous countries and operators.”
So what are your thoughts on the future of Nokia and Windows Phones?