Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has announced, during the 2014 second quarter Earnings Call (April to end of June), that in the 65 days since Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services division 5.8 million Lumia devices have been sold and that year on year sales volumes have increased. Nadella, who replaced Steve Ballmer just after the sale was final, also commented that the Lumia 630 and 930 have seen “good early starts, especially in Europe”.
5.8 million device sales in 65 days would work out to about 8 million in 90 in a whole yearly quarter, which would be an increase of 8.5% over the same quarter in 2013 when Nokia managed sales of 7.4 million. As expected though, these sales have been driven by low end devices.
(Y)ear-over-year basis (has) seen increased volume for Lumia, it’s coming at the low end in the entry smartphone market and we are pleased with it. It’s come in many markets we now have over 10%… On phones, we saw a good early start to Lumia 630 and 635 as well as Lumia 930 especially in Europe.”
So, Q2 2014 could see Lumia sales improve on the last quarter which wasn’t officially released by Nokia as the Smartphone division was listed as “discontinued operations” however estimates put sales at about 7.5 million.
You can read the whole transcript of the earnings call by clicking (and registering) HERE.
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