Nokia Lumia Sales Topple BlackBerry Handsets in Q2

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Lumia vs BlackBerry Sales Investor reactions were shaky on Thursday after Nokia released disappointing results for the vendor’s second quarter. Nokia posted an operating cost of roughly $151 million and a 27% sales decline for the company’s overall phone shipments and smartphone deliveries.

But among the poor results, Nokia did find a silver lining with its Lumia line of smartphones. The Finnish manufacturer noted that its Lumia handsets recorded 7.4 million unit sales in Q2, a record high for the company. The jump in sales pushed Nokia’s Lumia sales ahead of BlackBerry’s total smartphone sales for the quarter.

The shift is a drastic change for both companies, as a year ago BlackBerry was selling roughly two smartphones for every single Nokia Lumia device sold. The Lumia’s prominence helps to solidify Microsoft’s position as the now third-place mobile platform for smartphones.

Additionally, the change is indicative of the serious troubles faced by the Canadian manufacturer, as BlackBerry 10 device sales continue to struggle.

Source: The Verge



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