Even though Nokia was one of the last manufacturing companies to embrace Windows Phones, they took less than one quarter to become the top Windows Phone vendor in the world. Strategy Analytics released a report today placing Nokia on top of the list of Windows Phone vendors in the fourth quarter of 2011. Nokia shipped two models in the fourth quarter, the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710 and together they managed to sell 900,000 units. Nokia will be unveiling at least two new Windows Phone devices during the MWC trade show in Barcelona, Spain.
“Global smartphone shipments using the Microsoft operating system grew 36 percent sequentially to reach 2.7 million units in Q4 2011,” stated Strategy Analytics analyst Alex Spektor. “Microsoft smartphone shipments remain tiny, but they are showing tentative signs of growth. Nokia overtook HTC and others to become the world?s largest Microsoft smartphone vendor with 33 percent market share. Nokia?s global Microsoft smartphone shipments hit 0.9 million units, as distribution of its Lumia family expanded across numerous countries and operators.”