Nokia reports Q4 2011: We’ve “sold well over 1 million Lumia devices to date”

Ian Hardy

January 26, 2012 7:25am


Nokia made their Q4 2011 financial numbers known today and they reported Q4 net sales of about $13.6 billion (€10.0 billion), thus ending 2011 with net sales of about $50.96 billion (€38.7 billion). In total, Q4 sold 113.5 million devices, but 19.6 million of them were smartphones, this is down 31% from the 28.6 million in Q4 2010. It’s a bit expected as they shifted their focus to Windows Phone in February. However, of those 19.6 million smartphones Nokia stated that “well over 1 million Lumia devices to date” have been sold – this is not so bad as they currently sell the Lumia 710 and 800 in about 7 different markets (Europe, Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan).

Stephen Elop, Nokia’s CEO, stated that “In the war of ecosystems, clearly there are some strong contenders already on the field. And with Lumia, we have demonstrated that we belong on the field. Our specific intent has been to establish a beachhead in this war of ecosystems, and country by country that is what we are now accomplishing. To date we have sold well over 1 million Lumia devices. From this beachhead of more than 1 million Lumia devices, you will see us push forward with the sales, marketing and successive product introductions necessary to be successful.”

In Canada, TELUS will be releasing the Nokia Lumia 800, while Rogers is on tap to launch the Lumia 710 in a couple weeks.

Source: Nokia

  • JL

    Nice, but consider Apple, sold 37 Million in the one quarter. That’s a 37:1 ratio.

    • andy c

      It’s a decent start considering they only sold the Lumia’s in Europe for Q1.

      will be interesting to see the numbers at the end of this year once Nokia fully rolls out in Asia and the America’s.

      In the end it still wont touch the Iphone in sales. this is coming from someone who currently has a WP7 device and will be upgrading to a Nokia WP7 later this year

  • WOW

    It will be 1 000 001.
    I’ll get mine the second it’ll land in here.

  • bigman

    nokia + windows phone 7 = a heavenly match

  • Brian Li

    It seems like there is a deception here. I was doing more research on the sales of Nokia Lumia, and I came across this post that when Nokia announced that they “sold well over 1 million Lumia devices to date”, they literally mean TO January 2012, and not actually Q4 figures. This was confirmed by SlashGear.

    Maybe Mobilesyrup can help investigate this??

  • derp a herp

    I gotta say… I wanted to like wp7… I tried to like wp7… I find it fluid, and lacking. It’s almost a cult classic as it’s so bad it’s good… but then I think about how boring it is and put my SIM back into a different phone. Maybe Nokia can sway initial purchasers with the styling, but long term wp7 is doomed to fail. Android for the tinkerers, ios for its simplicity. Wp7 is neither. Just my opinion as a technology junkie and user of all major devices.