The growth of Nokia is tied closely to the growth of Lumia and Asha. Lumia at the high end, which may also to give a halo effect to more budget friendly Asha. Surur over at WMPU recognises the importance of Nokia to WP and has been looking closely at statcounter data over the past 30 days or so which shows Nokia’s Symbian, S40 and WP Lumias all seem to be growing.
What I find most interesting from that data is the fact that Windows Phone even shows up on statcounter – as it is counting the stats not just of current new sales but of all other devices. Hence why it takes a bit of number play to get extrapolated statcounter data to match up with sales info. Growth for Symbian is also very much a surprise since the only new device for Nokia is the Nokia 808 PureView.
I’m not quite sure I’d make the same conclusion about Apple just yet though.
Cheers Dan for the tip!