Manufacturer Nokia has released preliminary estimates for the financial results relating to the fourth quarter of 2012.
Nokia said that they are satisfied with the results of its Devices & Services division for the months of October to December 2012. Over this period the company announced that sales of phones have exceeded initial estimates. In addition, Nokia has managed to reduce its operating costs. Branch Nokia Siemens Networks show its share of net margins between 13% and 15%.
Over the last three months of last year, Nokia sold total 86.3 million units for its Devices & Services division generating $3.9 billion. If we only count phones (excluding accessories) the manufacturer has sold 79.6 million devices. In an official statement, Stephen Elop, CEO of the company, explained that 9.3 million of them were fully Asha touch.
The company announced that it passed 6.6 million “smart devices”. Of these, 4.4 million Windows Phones were belonging to the range Lumia, the rest (2.2 million) consisting of Symbian devices. Recall that in November, Nokia has updated its range Lumia by introducing the first Windows Phone 8.