Nokia is almost synonymous with the Windows Phone platform, and while other Microsoft partners like Samsung, HTC and Huawei also have a part to play, the real traction comes from the Finnish giant.
Speaking of which, Nokia managed to grab some pretty decent numbers in its home turf.
The latest statistics from IDC reveal that Nokia accounted for 23 percent of all smartphone sold in Finland during the first quarter of the year. The company managed to sell around 100,000 devices in this timeframe — out of a total of 430,000 overall.
However, this is still not enough for the company to lay claim to the throne. Samsung managed to grab the title with 186,000 units sold, with netted it a market share of 43 percent.
Nevertheless, all things considered, Nokia’s performance is remarkable — more so when you consider that almost all of the smartphones it sold were Lumia devices, and this actually shows that Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform is slowly but surely increasing its market share as well.
Both companies will still need to focus more on the marketing of not just the platform but the smartphones that are powered by it. But all signs now point to the rise of Windows Phone 8.
Speaking of which, Windows Phone Blue is also in the pipeline, and if it can bring about some engaging new features, it can only bode well for the platform in the near future.