Like something out of a horror movie… You know, those sort of movies in which someone dies, but is found roving around and giving the living serious nightmares. Vampire sort of stuff. I love a good vampire movie. Like a pale fanged creature from the dead, Nokia’s dead OS, Belle has refused to stay in the grave and remains a nightmare for Lumia.
Apparently, an OS that was burned to death and buried is still outselling its replacement over a year later. According to news being circulated about Nokia’s 3Q results, of the total 6.3 million smartphones sold in the period, 2.9 million were Lumia devices, against 3.4 million Belle smartphones.
While Nokia is still recording a total loss, it isn’t all bad news though. A whopping 6.5 million Asha full touch devices were sold in the period, helping to keep the manufacturer afloat. Everybody says its a smartphone world, but Asha keeps selling. Oh; but Asha devices are now marketed as “smartphones,” so there. Nokia still seems unsure of where to place Asha. In marketing, Nokia pushes them as “smartphones” but they are reported under feature phones ion Nokia’s report.
But Nokia’s course for smartphones is set, and we can only hope that the Lumia range will find a wooden stake or a silver bullet (whichever works) to lodge in Belle’s heart in the shortest possible time, so that the past can be left in the past.
Do I make sense, or do I sound like I am craving a horror movie? No? Anyway, you got the main story; right? Right.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.