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Nokia has sold 7.4 million Lumia phones in the second quarter of 2013, which is a 32 % increase compared to Q2 of 2012. Non the less the market performance of Lumia models is not able the relieve the Finnish company of it's losses. Reportedly the Nokia has incurred an overall loss of $ 150 million. However the company did say that in the last stage of Q2 there were signs of recovery.
Despite the losses in the mobile devision, strong performance of Nokia Siemens Networks has been keeping Nokia alive. The company made a gross proft of EUR 9.5 billion with Nokia Siemens Networks contributing EUR 2.5 billion.
Coming back to Lumia devices, Nokia has offered their windows phone 8 smartphones as affordable handset. This has enabled the company to increase its market share and sales performance.
Commenting on the second quarter results, Stephen Elop, Nokia CEO, said:
"We're pleased to report an underlying operating profit for the fourth consecutive quarter on a group level. We benefited from another strong performance at Nokia Siemens Networks, which continued to deliver well against its focused strategy. With our recent announcement to purchase Siemens' 50% stake in Nokia Siemens Networks, we believe we will create value for Nokia shareholders and look forward to strengthening Nokia Siemens Networks as a more independent entity".
"In Devices & Services, our Mobile Phones business unit started to demonstrate some signs of recovery in the latter part of the second quarter following a difficult start to the year. Also, towards the end of the second quarter, we started to ship the Asha 501, which brings a new design and user experience to the highly competitive sub-100 USD market. While we are very encouraged by the consumer response to our innovations in this price category, our Mobile Phones business unit is planning to take actions to focus its product offering and improve product competitiveness".
"In our Smart Devices business unit, we continue to focus on delivering meaningful differentiation to consumers around the world. We are very proud of the recent creations by our Lumia team, from the Lumia 520 - our most affordable Windows Phone 8 product which has enjoyed a strong start in markets like China, France, India, Thailand, the UK, the US and Vietnam - to the Lumia 1020, our star imaging product which we unveiled to the world last week. Overall, Lumia volumes grew to 7.4 million in the second quarter, the highest for any quarter so ar and showing increasing momentum for the ecosystem. During the third quarter, we expect that our new Lumiaproducts will drive a significant part of our Smart Devices revenue."