Nokia today announced preliminary estimates of its fourth quarter 2012 earnings, where it estimates to have shipped over 4.4 million Lumia smartphones and 9.3 million units of its popular Asha full touch phones. In all, Nokia shipped 79.6 million mobile phones and 6.6 million smartphones totalling 86.2 million devices during the quarter.
In contrast, Nokia shipped just 2.9 million Lumia smartphones in the third quarter and 6.5 million Asha full touch phones. The mobile phone shipments have increased by 3 million in the fourth quarter. Interestingly, Nokia is now counting Asha series touch phones in its smartphone volumes and claiming shipments of 15.9 million smartphones including 2.2 million Symbian devices.
“We focused on our priorities and as a result we sold a total of 14 million Asha smartphones and Lumia smartphones while managing our costs efficiently, and Nokia Siemens Networks delivered yet another very good quarter,” Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said.
Nokia will announce its full Q4 2012 results on January 24.