Since introducing its first Microsoft Windows Phones in 2011, Finnish manufacturer Nokia has already become the top Microsoft smartphone vendor in the world, according to Strategy Analytics.
Even though Nokia has remained tight-lipped about the success of its Lumia Windows Phone lineup, analysts have estimated that the phones have sold at least one million units since their November 2011 debut.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took to the stage at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, and the first thing on his mind, naturally, was the young Windows Phone 7 operating system.
A mockup comparing the Lumia 900 to the Lumia 800
Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform now has more than 50,000 apps available — a significant milestone, but one that still puts it far behind Apple’s 500,000 iOS apps and Google’s more than 380,000 Android apps.
Even before Microsoft officially adds support for LTE 4G in its Windows Phone platform, Nokia already has LTE-equipped versions of its flagship Lumia 800 smartphones in major US carriers’ hands.
Nokia finally let its wildcat out of the bag on Wednesday morning with the announcement of its Lumia 800 and 710 smartphones, its first phones running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 operating system.
Hello Nokia, we’ve missed you.
Several photos that give away key details about Nokia’s new Windows Phone devices have hit the web today, less than 24 hours before Nokia is set to unveil the smartphones in London.