They say that the ultimate measure of a company’s success is through its sales. That might be true for Finnish phone manufacturer Nokia, who once ruled the cellphone industry. The company has recently published preliminary information regarding its performance in Q4 last year. Nokia estimates that its Devices & Services has “exceeded expectations” and has achieved profitability in during the last quarter of 2012. Nokia is referring to its mobile phone business, which sold a total of 15.9 million units. Breaking down the stats, Nokia estimates that is sold 9.3 million Asha units, 4.4 million Lumia smartphones, and 2.2 million Symbian smartphones.
“We focused on our priorities and as a result we sold a total of 14 million Asha smartphones and Lumia smartphones while managing our costs efficiently, and Nokia Siemens Networks delivered yet another very good quarter,” says Nokia CEO Stephen Elop. “”We are pleased that Q4 2012 was a solid quarter where we exceeded expectations and delivered underlying profitability in Devices & Services and record underlying profitability in Nokia Siemens Networks.” Nokia also previewed its current performance in Q1 this year, but stated that it will provide more details on January 24th.