Nokia to make 125,000 Windows Phones this year, will be made available in just 6 EU countries

When Stephen Elop, Nokia’s new CEO as of September 2010, announced back in February of this year that the Finnish handset maker would transition away from Symbian, throw away MeeGo, and bet the farm on Windows Phone, he sent the company’s stock into a death spiral. Pressure has mounted for Nokia to release Windows Phones as soon as possible because operators are refusing to support Symbian handsets due to the OS being phased out and customers have all but given up on Nokia and are switching to devices running Google’s Android operating system in droves. Ask a Nokia spokesperson when they’ll have a Windows Phone on the market, and they’ll tell you the same thing they’ve been saying for months now, that they’re trying to get devices out by the end of this year, but it isn’t a guarantee. According to All About Phones however, Victor Saeijs, Senior Vice President at Nokia Europe recently said in an interview that there will be Windows Phones out in the Netherlands, France, Germany, England, Spain and Italy in Q4 2011.

Eldar Murtazin, the infamous Editor in Chief of Mobile-Review who manages to get more inside information and access to yet to be announced devices than any other technology writer currently on the internet, confirmed Victor’s statements, saying he’s been hearing the same things. We asked him how many units Nokia plans on manufacturing by the end of this calendar year, and he replied with a rather anemic figure of just 125,000. While it’s better than 0, it’s still a ridiculously low amount if the company has any hopes of easing the uncertainty that investors currently have with regards to the future of the company.

All in all, this doesn’t exactly surprise us. Nokia hasn’t exactly been releasing their devices and software updates on time as of late and many of you may be wondering where the f**k is Symbian Anna?

  • N9 might be launched in Singapore next week. Anna is nowhere to be seen, and 125K are worse than zero IMO. Elop must go.

  • N9 might be launched in Singapore next week. Anna is nowhere to be seen, and 125K are worse than zero IMO. Elop must go.

  • Anonymous

    HeHe… Stefan, looks like you love copy paste 🙂
    By the way not all Nokia customers have moved out of Symbian or dump their love to Nokia.
    Its still big you know.

  • Anonymous

    HeHe… Stefan, looks like you love copy paste 🙂
    By the way not all Nokia customers have moved out of Symbian or dump their love to Nokia.
    Its still big you know.

    • They make a lot of phones, yes, but they’re not making any money off of them. Q2 results come out in a little over a month and they’re not going to be pretty.

      • Anonymous

        All I’m saying is… No need to generalize, not EVERYONE is moving away from Nokia, yes, it will not be pretty, agree.

      • Anonymous

        All I’m saying is… No need to generalize, not EVERYONE is moving away from Nokia, yes, it will not be pretty, agree.

  • stoli89

    Your article is misleading; was this intentional? Who actually said “We asked him how many units Nokia plans on manufacturing by the end of this calendar year, and he replied with a rather anemic figure of just 125,000.” Was is Murtazin?  If so, this is clearly speculative and was obviously not confirmed by you via another source.  I find this type of article very amateurish and performing a disservice, at best.

  • BSmith

    125,000 units is pathetic, and similar to what sales were for Microsoft’s Kin phones, but this is typical for Winows Phones.

    Microsoft has sold only 1.3 million Windows Phones to date. Divide that number by nine handset models, and there’s Nokia’s estimated sales figure.

  • Anonymous

    I also want to windows phone in nokia. Because I always use nokia mobile and my first phone is also mobile and I am computer engineer and need for Nokia windows mobile with better style.

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