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Nokia Sold More Windows Phones Last Quarter Than BlackBerry Sold Total Phones

While investors are rightly noting Nokia’s continued challenges in the entry-level phone space, its Windows Phone business appears to be gaining momentum.

GoodCloseUp Lumia 1020

One statistic to put this in perspective is that Nokia sold 7.4 million Lumia devices in the second quarter — the highest quarterly total since Nokia began making Windows Phones. That figure is also more than the total number of BlackBerry devices sold in its most recently reported quarter (6.8 million BlackBerry devices for the three months ended June 1.)

And that includes not only new BlackBerry 10 devices but also those running its older operating systems. Only 2.7 million BlackBerry 10 devices sold during the quarter.

Nokia is hoping to continue the momentum this quarter, which will see the launch of the high-end 1020 camera phone and the further global rollout of the Lumia 925, which is just going on sale at T-Mobile USA.

Of course, Nokia and Microsoft still have plenty of work to do to close the gap between their products and those running Android and iOS.

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