Despite the launch of new Windows Phone handsets by Nokia, the first two models, the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 610 are still the most popular, far ahead the Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820. It will be interesting to see whether the likes of the Lumia 520, which can be purchased for less than £100, the Lumia 620 and the Lumia 720 will be able to reverse that trend.
According to data obtained by mobile analytics company 51degrees.mobi, the Lumia 800 still accounts for just over a third of the Nokia smartphones in the market, that's three times the share of the Lumia 610. That figure has been gradually falling down while that of the Lumia 610 has been picking up.
Intriguingly, the Lumia 710, which was unveiled last year, still managed to pick up nearly 10 per cent of the Nokia device market (including smartphones and feature phones). As for the Nokia Lumia 820 and the Lumia 920, their growth over the past six months has been comparable although the former, being the flagship model, got only to six per cent while the 820 managed nine.
Nokia launched the Lumia 925 and 928 yesterday, two handsets that it hopes will help it build even more momentum as the leading Windows Phone 8 vendor on the market. HTC, Huawei and Samsung are the other current Windows Phone 8 partners and altogether have produced just four models.