These figures come courtesy of research company Morgan Stanley, which predicts that although the Finns’ sold just 1 million Lumia’s throughout the last 3 months of of 2011, Nokia will sell 37 million Windows Phone handsets in 2012, and a further 64 million in 2013.
The research firm also claims that the Finnish phone-maker sold 77 million smartphones – running either Symbian or Windows Phone – in total last year. Given that the Lumia 800 is the only Nokia Windows Phone to hit the market, this means the firm could have shifted a whopping 76 million Symbian-powered smartphones -although the analysts claim this will drop to 40 million in 2012. Symbian sales will supposedly fall to just 16 million in 2013, as Nokia’s Windows Phone sales continue to grow.
“We’ve got a lot of room to go in selling Windows Phones,” said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said during his remarks at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this week. “But I feel very much like the work we’re doing is really going to pay off.”