- 01-10-2013, 05:36 AM #1
Microsoft executives are pretty hyped about Windows Phone sales at the minute.While they are not revealing exact sales figures, we have already had Steve Ballmer talking about sales being 4 to 5 times higher at the end of last year.
Now we have Greg Sullivan, Senior Marketing Manager at Microsoft, in an interview with PCMag also delivering encouraging news.
He told PCMag Windows Phone 8 handsets were "selling like hotcakes in China," and that the OS was also gaining success with Nokia’s Windows Phones in the U.S.
He also repeated Ballmer’s statements that sales were five times higher for the last week of December when compared with a year earlier.
"The sales trends are there for Windows Phone," Sullivan said. "They are going in the right directly absolutely and strongly."
"There’s sales momentum, carrier momentum, and app momentum, with 125,000 apps," Sullivan noted.
"With Windows Phone 8, we’re in this for the long haul," Sullivan said. "We used to think about Windows as software on a PC, but it’s also on the server and in the cloud and in Skybox and other services even Xbox. Windows is not only Windows and Windows Phone. It’s across all parts of Microsoft."
Greg Sullivan: "selling like hotcakes in China and Intel Chip Speculation |WPCentral
Yay!!!!. Go WP!!! .
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01-10-2013, 07:04 AM #2
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Seems the Chinese have an insatiable appetite for smartphones. Over 2 Million iPhone 5's were sold on it's launch weekend, and with a rumoured 300,000 Android devices being activated in China on a daily basis, it looks like the smartphone market is all to play for.
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- 01-11-2013, 07:05 AM #6
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- 01-11-2013, 08:18 AM #8
Good for you. But I bet that even if hard data was introduced, you'd still be unimpressed...
- 01-11-2013, 10:08 AM #9
Last sentence... I will truely be amazed, and impressed, if there is anything remotely near an iphone/sgs3 craze from the entire wp platform for Q4 2012. Why ? Because that means third place is going to be an awesome fight to watch between blackberry, wp, and whoever else tries.
- 01-11-2013, 11:13 AM #10
Yeah....I don't see long lineups or the popularity you're describing. But then we are talking about an o/s that's less than six months old and I don't expect that kind of consumer mania.
But I do expect you'll still be here decrying the failure of Windows phone like a mobile Diogenes three months from now.
01-12-2013, 06:33 AM #14
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HTC is also doing quite well according to preliminary analysis, and Samsung has also sold a few of the Ativ S.
This doesn't include China and India, two huge markets where Nokia has basically just starting selling their Lumias.
- 01-12-2013, 10:48 AM #15
The china stuff is wowwwwwww, that market is so huge and young, anything can happen. Not to mention they build them, and know the phones inside out.
- 01-12-2013, 01:12 PM #16
Nokia's Q4 performance exceeds expectations | Windows Phone Central
Have you seen this before it's where Elop the CEO of Nokia gives is his sales numbers for quarter 4-2012
Here let me quote it for you.
[NOTE]Preliminary estimates by Nokia indicate that the Finnish phone giant's Q4 2012 financial performance has exceeded expectations in their Devices & Services division, thanks in large part to the success of their Lumia line of Windows Phone devices. Their estimates suggest that Nokia achieved what it calls "underlying profitability" in Q4. In a press release, CEO Steven Elop shared his thoughts on the news:
"We are pleased that Q4 2012 was a solid quarter where we exceeded expectations and delivered underlying profitability in Devices & Services and record underlying profitability in Nokia Siemens Networks. We focused on our priorities and as a result we sold a total of 14 million Asha smartphones and Lumia smartphones while managing our costs efficiently, and Nokia Siemens Networks delivered yet another very good quarter."[/NOTE]
It is estimated that Nokia totaled EUR 3.9 billion in the last three months of 2012 from sales of 86.3 million units. Of the 6.6 million smart devices sold, 4.4 million of those were Nokia Lumia devices powered by Windows Phone. This news jump started Nokia's stock, which shot up about 17% at the time of this story.
I know what you are going to say how can we go by estimates. Well if the CEO of Nokia says it I would thank that those numbers would hold true.
- 01-12-2013, 09:06 PM #20- Lumia Q3 volumes decreased quarter-on-quarter to 2.9 million units, as we shared the exciting innovation ahead with our new line of Lumia products.
01-13-2013, 02:43 AM #21
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