Nokia did not sell too many Lumia devices in the third quarter of the current year, but its CEO is confident that the company will manage to return to high-volume sales in the not too distant future.
According to him, the need for a third mobile ecosystem will drive wireless carriers to adopt and launch Windows Phone 8 devices
in the coming months.
A recent article on AllThigsD
shows that Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop is confident that Lumia devices will soon top sales charts around the world, although today they are striving to gain users’ attention in a market dominated by Android and iOS.
“There’s a dynamic that we’re seeing and hearing about … and that is increasing concern amongst operators about the concentration of power that is landing with two particular ecosystems that are obviously quite strong out there today,” Stephen Elop said.
“I think you’re going to see a trend where operators, starting in the West, begin to say, ‘We need a third ecosystem to really begin to happen. We really need to double down on it. We need to cause it to happen.’”
Back in September, Nokia unveiled to the world its first devices running under Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 8 operating system, and is currently gearing up to make them available for purchase around the world starting with early November.
Various wireless carriers
have already announced plans to add these phones to their offerings, and some even started taking pre-orders for them.
Nokia’s CEO is confident that these devices, along with other smartphones powered by the new Windows Phone 8 operating system, will conquer users’ hearts this quarter, and that the trend will continue next year.
In fact, Elop appears convinced that 2013 will prove a great year not only for the Microsoft platform, but also for Nokia's Lumia devices
“This is an opportunity that we look at as quite positive for 2013 as a whole,” Elop reportedly stated.