Update: It would appear I made one or two errors/assumptions during the writing of this post. I would like to point out that the forecasted figure quoted below of 8.1 million is for total Nokia smartphones and not as I had indicated, the predicted figures for Lumina devices running Windows Phone. Therefore I shall cross out sections of this post which are wrong. My apologies if this has been misleading.
Analysts are suggesting that in Quarter 2 of 2013 (April through to June) Nokia have managed to sell 8.1 million (smartphones)
Lumia devices, a 44% increase over the first quarter of 2013 which came to 5.6 million and a 103% increase over Lumia sales from the same quarter last year.
One proviso I must make to all readers is that the source of this report, which is based on figures from Reuters compiled analysts is written in Finnish. If your Finnish is better than mine (or Google Chrome’s auto translate feature) then let us know what it says, but from what I could make of it “forecasts ranged from 7 million to 10.6 million”.
Analysts aren’t always correct of course, but these same ones compiled by Reuters were apparently spot on with the Q1 figures.
Update: One of our readers Jukka Aaltonen suggested we take a closer look at the figures. While predicted
Lumia (smartphones) sales have increased against the previous quarter and last year, over all sales of Nokia smartphones would be down against this time last year when Nokia sold 10.1 million.
Other numbers which the analysts are predicting include the total number of mobile phones sold being 63.5 million (both smart and feature) which have also gone down from this quarter in 2012 (84 million). Nokia’s actual figures will be released soon enough, so we shall see how things compare.
Update: I have obviously had to make quite extensive alterations to this post. I would be interested to know if any of the Asha devices would have been included in the analysts figure of 8.1 million smartphones.