Friday, February 24, 2012

Nokia Becomes World's Largest Microsoft Smartphone Vendor in Q4 2011

After using 2011 as a launch pad to introduce its first Microsoft Windows Phones, Finnish manufacturer Nokia has already become the top Microsoft smartphone vendor in the world, according to Strategy Analytics.
Market research firm Strategy Analytics on Friday released a report placing Nokia atop the list of Windows Phone vendors in the fourth quarter of 2011. The company shipped just two models during the fourth quarter — the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710, neither of which was available in the United States last quarter — and it managed to sell 900,000 units into channels according to Strategy Analytics.
“Global smartphone shipments using the Microsoft operating system grew 36 percent sequentially to reach 2.7 million units in Q4 2011,” Strategy Analytics analyst Alex Spektor said in a statement. ”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.”

No comments:

Post a Comment