While Nokia is mum about the sales figures of their recently launched Windows Phone based Lumia smartphones, research firm IDC has some educated estimates on the figure. For the last quarter, Nokia is said to have shipped 2.2 million handsets, which is when the shipment for the flagship Lumia 900 actually began.
While Android based smartphones are all the rage, with Apple’s iPhone on the other end of the market, Nokia has a tough battle ahead of it. Sure, Symbian handsets still sell a lot, but they are a dieing breed, and the MeeGo platform all but abandoned, Windows Phone will be the defining factor for Nokia.
According to New York Times, Kevin Restivo, an analyst at IDC, said it was too early to tell whether the Lumia line would be an abject failure or an outright success, because the handsets have yet to become available on more carriers in more countries. He said the next two quarters would serve as a better measure of the Lumia line’s chances.