Over the last week or so we have seen evidence that Windows Phone sales might be picking up … and in no small part thanks to Nokia! Sales of the Lumia 800 and 710 were reported at ~1.3 million for 2011 in spite of only having the phones for part of the fourth quarter.
But that was enough to earn them 45% of all ‘second generation’ Windows Phone devices. HTC holds 40% of the market with their Radar and massive Titan devices (which Dan & Judie love), and Samsung has 12% with the Focus. The remaining 3% is split amongst minor players.
In terms of ALL Windows Phone devices, HTC still holds 55% share, with Samsung at 28% and LG at 12%. Nokia follows with ~4%. Doing the quick math shows that second generation phones are still under 10% of all Windows Phone devices, but with solid new hardware only arriving at year-end and considerable interest at CES it is likely we will see more market penetration in the coming months.
The data comes from estimates of sales figures noted above, along with numbers compiled by Head to WMPU for more!.
What do you think? Do you see Nokia leading the way and HTC and others following up with more and better devices, or will Nokia dominance send Samsung and others running back to Android? Let us know!