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We have watched the steady growth of Windows Phone over the last two years, and we may have hit a new milestone in the last quarter, with analysts for the first time estimating that more than 10 million Windows Phones have been sold in one quarter.
The number comes from analyst estimates of Nokia’s Q4 2013 performance, with the company expected to have shifted 10.7 million Lumia handsets, 53% up from last year’s Q4 performance, according to Reuters.
While this is significant growth, if true it would also indicate that Lumia handsets do not benefit as much from the holiday season, with the number only growing sequentially by 20% from the 8.8 million in Q3 2013, versus Apple, who’s sales are expected to have nearly doubled from 31 to 54 million between Q3 and Q4.
Of course for Nokia it will soon all be inconsequential, as Microsoft is set to take over that company’s handset division soon.
Nokia will report their Q4 2013 results on the 23rd January 2013 at 1pm Finnish time (CET+1).
Thanks Arun for the tip.