Shocking: The best-selling Windows device in the world is a phone

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Nokia Lumia 520

In case you read that title wrong, it says the best-selling Windows device. Not Windows Phone device. Windows!!! That means, among Windows PCs, tablets and smartphones, the Lumia 520 is the runaway champ on those streets. A quote from the news item:

Microsoft’s internal meeting with employees a couple of days ago brought us some pretty interesting stats regarding sales of the company’s Windows device.

Nokia Lumia 520, the $99 (€73) phone that’s said to be one of the most popular Windows Phone handsets right now, is currently the best-selling Windows product in the world, beating all the other PCs and tablets that are on the market at this moment.

Amazing. This little guy is upsetting things. Perhaps, as mobile overtakes PCs generally in the global market, the Lumia 520 might yet be Microsoft’s saving grace.



  1. The Lumia 520 “might be Microsoft’s saving grace”, it IS not only Microsoft’s but Windows Phone’s saving grace.

    That phone has single handedly pushed Windows Phone into 3rd position, ahead of BlackBerry in the last quarter.

    Which goes to show that it is possible to do a low end device that doesn’t have to be “cheap and annoying”, in spite of its limitations. It also means that,going into 2014 and looking to WP9, Microsoft can’t sit on the laurels of last year’s Lumia 520.

  2. @Muyiscoi,
    Yeah but be that as it may, you have to admit, it IS pretty shocking. At least, its shocking to ME, and my phone is a Lumia.

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