Nokia Becomes World’s largest Windows Phone Manufacturer – Strategy Analytics

Recently Strategy Analytics has unveiled a sensational news about mobile phone manufacturer giant NOKIA and the news is – Nokia captured top position as the world’s number one Microsoft smartphone vendor for the first time ever. NOKIA acquires the first position replacing Taiwanese vendor HTC and apparently it seems that it has been possible for Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 smartphones which both launched in November 2011.

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global Microsoft smartphone shipments grew 36 percent sequentially to reach 2.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011.

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.”

Nokia Becomes World’s Largest Microsoft Smartphone Vendor in Q4 2011 is published by the Strategy Analytics Wireless Smartphone Strategies (WSS) service, details of which can be found here.

Source: Strategy Analytics

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