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2012 to be the "Year of Nokia" for Windows Phone

Marios Karagiannis, the developing superpower behind the title MonsterUp, has published an interesting article on his blog detailing how 2012 is going to be the "Year of Nokia" for Windows Phone. Looking at the above charts, on the left we have the total breakdown of Windows Phone OEMs since early 2011 and on the right we have the representation of the month of January 2012 only (data is extracted from devices playing his games).

There's a clear trend that is noticeable when comparing both charts. Nokia is on the rise (within the Windows Phone market anyway), helped by the quality of the handsets manufactured and the sheer scale of marketing. HTC is still the clear giant, but with the 900 uprising, as well as the probability of the monster Lumia handset being available on a global scale, we should see a further increase to the chunk Nokia owns.

While we have no exact figure for the amount of handsets Nokia has sold, apart from the 1 million shipped estimation by analysts, this is an indicator that the Lumia family is selling. Especially with the 11% jump in Windows Phone OEM shares in just under a month.

Source: Marios Karagiannis

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • Yup 2012 should be good for Nokia. And if the previous news holds true it will be a monster.
  • This is so true. Nokia and WP will become synonymous this year. I bet many people will think that Nokia developed the WP OS, too. I do hope, however, that other OEM's stay in it since having a wide variety of choices is one of the positive things currently going for the WP platform.
  • I agree though i do believe everyone knows wp7 is microsoft at this point the name windows should be well recognized enough :P
  • Super achievement for Nokia with only 2 devices on the market!  Great things ahead for Nokia, for sure!
  • Awesome. I'm currently using an HTC on the Sprint network. Once my contract is up, I'm pretty sure I'll jump ship to a new service provider, and get a Nokia phone.
  • I assume you're using the HTC Arrive, as I am. Are we going to have to leave Sprint in order to get the latest in Windows Mobile?? I really haven't seen too many Nokia phones made for CDMA Carriers.
  • If this is representtiv for WP 7 sales, and the 1mil Nokia sales figure is correct. There should be 33 000 000 sold WP 7 Phones.
  • I think that is 1 million sold to service providers. WP would be above Blackberry and about halfway to Android and iOS stats if this were true.
  • Hopefully this will get samsung to get their head out of their ass. htc needs to make more phones with wp
  • Nokia should speed up the distribution of the Lumia line worldwide. If it was available here in the Philippines more than a month ago when I decided to try WP7, I would have bought a Lumia instead of HTC Radar. But have no complaints with the Radar, am just loving it!
  • They will be up there soon!!!
  • looking for L710 but Appolo scares me......will it be upgradd to wp8 or not?