Nokia Lumia sales figures calculated using Facebook

Yesterday we posted an article about Nokia and how an analyst firm had decided that Nokia had sold between 800,000 and 2 million handsets globally. Well today some slightly more solid evidence has come to light and it’s via Facebook of all places.

All Windows Phone handsets have a Facebook client, and figures have come out that say that 1.3 million people “regularly use” it. This sits in the middle of the guess from the analysts. There could be more people who have one, they may just not like Facebook. Maybe we can help fill the gap. Do you have a Nokia Lumia 800? Do you use the Facebook app? If not please get in touch in the comments below. Help us fill in the missing sales figures.


Perhaps the most worrying bit of information is the fact that the amount of people “regularly using” the Windows Phone Facebook client has only risen by 300,000 since November, and that’s after a rather massive advertising push from Microsoft and a Nokia for the Lumia handsets.

Hopefully one day soon Nokia might actually release some figures. I guess they are busy confusing everyone with the name and release date for the next Lumia.

Source – Channel Register

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  • Anonymous

    So the introduction of the Lumia 800 increased the installed base by 30%, and that is “worrying”?

    • It’s worrying for Nokia – they need some zeros on the end of those figures fast. 

      Taken into the context of the money spent on advertising, and the sales figures from Android and Apple, Nokia should be very worried – so should Microsoft frankly. 

    • It’s worrying for Nokia – they need some zeros on the end of those figures fast. 

      Taken into the context of the money spent on advertising, and the sales figures from Android and Apple, Nokia should be very worried – so should Microsoft frankly. 

      • Simon

        Put a 0 on the end of 30% and you get 300%!

      • Simon

        Put a 0 on the end of 30% and you get 300%!

  • Anonymous

    So the introduction of the Lumia 800 increased the installed base by 30%, and that is “worrying”?

  • 93tid

    The only idiot confusing everyone with the name and release date for the next Lumia is Samsung’s mouthpiece Eldar. Nokia have not made any statements on that issue whatsoever.

  • 93tid

    The only idiot confusing everyone with the name and release date for the next Lumia is Samsung’s mouthpiece Eldar. Nokia have not made any statements on that issue whatsoever.

  • Am I the only one thinking that Android is starting to go stale? A few months after, your platform is out of date as there is a better device which apps are being optimized for. You don’t really get that problem with the iPhone. I got rid of my iPhone 3G as the 3GS wasn’t enough to convince me to stick with Apple. So I got myself a Nexus One. Since then I got an Xperia Play, big mistake.

    Whilst I won’t touch Blackberry, I’m very interested in what Microsoft’s OS has to offer.

  • Am I the only one thinking that Android is starting to go stale? A few months after, your platform is out of date as there is a better device which apps are being optimized for. You don’t really get that problem with the iPhone. I got rid of my iPhone 3G as the 3GS wasn’t enough to convince me to stick with Apple. So I got myself a Nexus One. Since then I got an Xperia Play, big mistake.

    Whilst I won’t touch Blackberry, I’m very interested in what Microsoft’s OS has to offer.

  • Simon

    I’m not sure counting the number of Facebook app users is a great way to count new phone users. I’ve got an HTC titan and use the phone’s built in Facebook interface as it’s just lovely. I can’t be the only one on the planet doing this!

  • Simon

    I’m not sure counting the number of Facebook app users is a great way to count new phone users. I’ve got an HTC titan and use the phone’s built in Facebook interface as it’s just lovely. I can’t be the only one on the planet doing this!

  • Well I’d love to get one (or the 900) but if Nokia and MSFT don’t want to sell me one (I am located in El Salvador) then what am i supposed to do? just wait and use a dumbphone until they feel I am worthy of using a Lumia? #fail Nokia and #fail Microsoft