Log in
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
Dynamic quotes 

4-Traders Homepage  >  Equities  >  Nasdaq  >  Microsoft Corporation    MSFT

News SummaryMost relevantAll newsSector newsTweets 

Nokia Becomes World's No 1 Seller Of Windows Phones

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
02/24/2012 | 02:13pm CET

Nokia Corp. (NOK), the world's largest handset maker, sold more smartphones powered by Microsoft Corp.'s (>> Microsoft Corporation) Windows Phone operating system than any other company in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to research from Strategy Analytics.

Nokia accounted for 900,000, or 33%, of the 2.7 million Windows Phone devices sold during the period.

"Microsoft smartphone shipments remain tiny, but they are showing tentative signs of growth. Nokia overtook HTC and others to become the world's largest Microsoft smartphone vendor... as distribution of its Lumia family expanded across numerous countries and operators," said Alex Spektor, associate director at Strategy Analytics.

Nokia's growth was driven by an expanded portfolio of Windows Phone 7 models such as the Lumia 800, an increased retail presence and highly visible marketing campaigns across several European and Asian countries, said Strategy Analytics.

The research firm said Nokia's Microsoft smartphone growth during the quarter was achieved partly by capturing market share from HTC Corp. (2498.TW), noting that HTC is also losing ground to Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (005930.SE) in the Android segment.

In October, Nokia launched two new Windows Phone devices, the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710. The products came just eight months after the company agreed a partnership with Microsoft that made Windows Phone the operating system of choice in Nokia smartphones.

At 1205 GMT, shares in Nokia were up 4.9% at EUR4.30.

-By Jens Hansegard, Dow Jones Newswires; +46-8-5451-3095; jens.hansegard@dowjones.com

(Clare Hutchison contributed to this article.)

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
07:39a MICROSOFT : Computer Hardware PC-type architecture and utilize Microsoft operati..
07:27a MICROSOFT : China's Baidu appoints ex-Microsoft executive as president
06:47a MICROSOFT : Patents Phone That Turns Into Tablet
04:18a MICROSOFT : Is Microsoft Surface Phone Going To Be Foldable Device?
01:20a CURIOUSLY SPEAKING : Why Microsoft’s buy out of Maluuba should put other &..
01:19a Microsoft acquires AI startup Maluuba
01/16 Who are the 8 richest people in the world? All men, mostly Americans
01/16 Softchoice recognizes Dell-EMC, Microsoft, Lenovo, Adobe, VMware and AWS with..
01/16 MICROSOFT : OPSWAT's Vulnerability Engine Now Supports Microsoft Security Bullet..
01/16 MICROSOFT : Azure Government is First Commercial Cloud to Achieve DoD Impact Lev..
More news
Sector news : Software - NEC
01/08 Automakers, suppliers team up to share costs of self-driving cars
01/06DJSAP : 4Q 2016 -- Forecast
01/03 Intel to take stake in German mapping firm HERE in automated driving push
2016DJSalesforce's Ambitions Face Test -- WSJ
2016DJRED HAT : CFO to Depart, Profit Rises 45%
More sector news : Software - NEC
News from SeekingAlpha
02:34a Beating The Market In 2016
01/16 Oracle's Cloud Forecast Is Cloudy
01/16 Blockchain Is The Future, But Is Bitcoin?
01/16 The Nokia Smartphone Resurrection
01/16 IRA Portfolio Yielding 4.8% Created From 2 Vanguard Funds And 34 Stocks In 10..
Financials ($)
Sales 2017 93 929 M
EBIT 2017 28 693 M
Net income 2017 20 020 M
Finance 2017 60 144 M
Yield 2017 2,47%
P/E ratio 2017 24,42
P/E ratio 2018 20,67
EV / Sales 2017 4,55x
EV / Sales 2018 4,29x
Capitalization 487 514 M
More Financials
Duration : Period :
Microsoft Corporation Technical Analysis Chart | MSFT | US5949181045 | 4-Traders
Full-screen chart
Technical analysis trends MICROSOFT CORPORA...
Short TermMid-TermLong Term
Technical analysis
Income Statement Evolution
More Financials
Mean consensus OUTPERFORM
Number of Analysts 36
Average target price 66,3 $
Spread / Average Target 5,8%
Consensus details
EPS Revisions
More Estimates Revisions
Satya Nadella CEO & Non-Independent Director
Bradford L. Smith President & Chief Legal Officer
John Wendell Thompson Independent Chairman
Jean-Philippe Courtois President-Global Sales, Marketing & Operations
Amy E. Hood Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
More about the company
Sector and Competitors
1st jan.Capitalization (M$)
HEXAGON AB6.45%13 478
RED HAT INC5.25%13 079
SYNOPSYS, INC.4.21%9 207
SPLUNK INC10.30%7 654
More Results