Nokia Gobbles Up Nearly Half of ‘2nd Gen’ Windows Phone Market Share!

Nokia Gobbles Up Nearly Half of '2nd Gen' Windows Phone Market Share!

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 OccasionalGamer. 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!

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Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!

3 Comments on "Nokia Gobbles Up Nearly Half of ‘2nd Gen’ Windows Phone Market Share!"

  1. As we have been Tweeting and will post shortly, Windows Phone is an awesome OS and when paired with the right hardware is pretty amazing. I’m not interested in the 710 thanks to its 3.7″ screen and more-budget-friendly specs but the 900… now that has my interest in a big way.

  2. The 710 seems more like it fits with the ‘frst gen’ like the HTC 7 Pro that I have in terms of size and specs. Newer devices are definitely much better. I still can’t believe some of the panorama pics I’ve seen from the HTC Titan! And the speeds of devices even with single core speaks to the OS efficiency! Can’t wait to read the post from you and Judie!

  3. Mike- Glad you mentioned the panoramic images the devices do as part of the OS. I was BLOWN AWAY when I saw it baked into the device and working so well. I’ve read some criticisms of the Titan’s camera but I can’t relate… at all! As you know, I’m impressed!

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