Of the 14.7 million phones Nokia sold in the third quarter of 2013, 8.8 million were Lumia devices running Microsoft’s Windows Phone software. The company reported the sales figures in its Tuesday quarterly report, which illustrated Nokia’s continued transition as the premier Windows Phone maker. Surprising was the fact that all of the smartphone sales growth came from North America: All other regions actually experienced quarterly sales declines.
The total phones sold is a boost over the 11.7 million in the prior quarter, but even higher Lumia sales did little to increase the average selling price (ASP) of Nokia’s handsets. The ASP stayed flat at 45 Euros (US $61.91) from the prior quarter.