Isn’t it easier to report facts accurately? From Bloomberg:
The Lumia handsets, which went on sale in Europe in November, probably sold 1.3 million units globally to operators and retailers by the end of last year, according to the average estimate of 22 analysts compiled by Bloomberg. The projections range from 800,000 to 2 million and only one analyst predicted sales of fewer than 1 million handsets.
They’re talking about sales to retailers here, not end users and the article continues:
Sales to consumers were probably less than Nokia’s shipments to stores, since the Lumia was not broadly sold out, the analysts said.
They note that an issue may be that the new Lumia’s are high end phones with high end sticker prices and they can’t discount older models yet since they don’t exist yet, but that’s besides the point. Let’s just all be clear that when we talk about these Nokia sales figures we’re not looking at phones in consumer hands and with those facts we can move on. k thnx