Early Lumia sales stats – A slow starter?

Early Lumia sales stats   A slow starter?

Sales figures for Windows Phone devices have always been a little hard to quantify. For the new Nokia Lumia 800 it’s still early days, but we do have some info from Mobiles Please. Their stats, which are based on 5377 sales during November, show that the Lumia made up just 0.17% of their sales. By contrast, the Galaxy SII represented over 16% of sales.

It’s worth remembering that these are consumer sales and the Lumia may be doing much better on the business community. Plus sales didn’t really start until the middle of November.

We will be watching out for more sales figures from other sources over the coming months. On the face of it this is a little disappointing, especially given the marketing push behind the Lumia. The Mobiles Please guys say that December sales are still below 1%.

However, as Richard Yates has pointed out below, 0.17% of the 5377 handsets sold in November equals 9 handsets. We’ve never really heard of Mobiles Please, and we think MS and Nokia have probably shifted a few more than 9 phones.

Link – Mobiles Please

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  • As Jon Morris (who knows a thing or two about this) has written elsewhere, this site isn’t well known in the industry and is probably trying to get traffic for itself.  Do the maths – .17% of 5,377 sales = 9 handsets sold.

    Does anyone seriously think Nokia have only sold 9 Lumias?

    • Anonymous

      Very good point, will add this to the story

      Leigh Geary
      On Dec 23, 2011 11:14 AM, “Disqus”

    • NaughtyBudgie

      does anyone know anyone who has one?

      • Sander

        yes, i have one. and also i love it. 
        I know 5 other people who have one, 4 being colleagues and 1 being the dad of a friend. 2 of them had an iPhone.
        I was a fanatic windows mobile 6.x hater but Mango is MS phones OS reborn on top of 15 year solid Nokia building experience.
        The “peoples” tile is simply brilliant. it could do with a bit better battery life ( just below 32 days with my little use) but else it is easy, smooth and stable.

  • Philip Nowlan

    As mentioned this story has appeared elsewhere. A couple of points, the figures are from November 2011. The Lumia 800 launched Nov 16th. The Galaxy has been around since April or May. Whenever a story about WP7 appears the anti-MS brigade rails about how bad the OS is, I suspect 0.17% of them have used it anger. This story seems to perpetuate the myth that Microsoft has no place in the smartphone market. I believe there are a few others like me who hope this is not the case. I persuaded my partner to get a Lumia 800 to replace her 2 year old Android and she, a total non-techie, loves it. Given half a chance WP7 and its successors will prove to be a force in the smartphone arena and the Lumina 800 is I believe a good first effort by Nokia and I look forward to the next one in the line.

    • Anonymous

      Yes absolutely mate. The Lumia only became available on November 16th. Hopefully this story reflects the situation properly

      Leigh Geary