Earlier this week, Nokia announced their third quarter 2012 results. Nokia sold 2.9 million Lumias worldwide, compared to 4 million in the previous quarter. This number should be better in Q4 because the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 is being released then. Nokia also sold 3.4 million Symbian smartphones in Q3 2012. In the previous quarter, Nokia had sold around 6.2 million Symbian-based devices.
This means that Symbian is still strong despite all the changes that were made in December where the Symbian Foundation’s website and online distribution of their code being shut down. Accenture is providing Nokia with Symbian-based software development and support services through 2016. Around 2,800 Nokia employees became Accenture employees about a year ago.
In terms of the financials, Nokia posted a loss of ?576 million ($754 U.S. million). Nokia’s smartphone sales are also down 63% year-on-year and 38% quarter-on-quarter.