Nokia yesterday announced that they during the first quarter of 2012 sold around 83 million mobile phones, 12 million smart phones and 71 million feature phones. Analysts calculate that Samsung now, been the number two for a long time now in the worldwide market share,the sold in that same quarter between 85 and 90 million mobile phones.
Nokia saw its sales of the first quarter sinking deeper than ever. Compared with the previous year (Q1 2011) the Finns sold over 35 million units less. This decrease was mainly due to a further decrease in the number of the sold Symbian smartphones, coupled with the still limited success of the new Windows Phone (Lumia) models.
Samsung’s sales grew by contrast, compared to Q1 in 2011, with 15 to 20 million devices, depending on which prediction (85 – 90 million) comes out. The Korean manufacturer has yet to present its quarterly results. The same goes for the final results of Nokia for the first quarter of 2012. Anyway, Samsung has overtaken Nokia
This is caused by Nokia not supporting SYMBIAN!! and instead trying to use obsoleto windowsphones which there are NO sales worldwide.
Hope Elop change immediately the strategy and keep supporting SYMBIAN.
Past 14 years Nokia was the undisputed number 1, but since some quarters the Finns lead heavy losses.
This is due to the problem of not supporting symbian!!!!