Nokia’s Windows Phone devices are the most popular handsets among mobile phone users in Finland, and the latest numbers released by the country’s largest wireless carrier, Elisa, confirm that.
For December, Nokia’s Lumia 800
and Lumia 920 smartphones were in the top three selling devices at the carrier in the private sector, where Apple’s iPhone 5 proved more appealing to end users.
However, Lumia 920 managed to take the top spot when it came to the best-selling handsets in the enterprise sector, where Lumia 800 was ranked only fourth.
Nokia’s Lumia 900 and Lumia 610 were also among the most popular devices with enterprise users, the same as Nokia C2-01, which also managed to grab the first position in this segment for the entire year.
When it came to sales to end users, however, Lumia 800 was the most preferred smartphone at the wireless carrier for the entire year, Elisa unveiled.
No specific numbers were provided, but the fact that Nokia’s handsets are still leading the charts in the company’s homeland country should mean a lot for enthusiasts.
While Lumia 920
did perform well in December, chances are that its sales numbers were affected by shortages, since the device went out of stock in many markets around the world due to high demand.
Moving forth, Nokia announced plans to ramp up production of its latest Windows Phone devices, which should translate into a better market performance for the Lumia 920, which was widely affected by stock issues.
Clearly, the Finnish handset vendor needs to be able to meet demand for its existing smartphones, as its market share dropped significantly since the beginning of the last year, when it was still selling only Symbian smartphones.
is expected to unveil some new Windows Phone models this year, including a new flagship device, although nothing has been officially confirmed on the matter for the time being.