About 5.4 million Windows Phone devices were sold in the quarter, for a 3.5 percent market share, up from 2.3 percent a year previously.
New Windows Phone 8 flagship smartphone garners universal plaudits.
Wireless charging, PureView camera, offline maps: Here's what you should know about Nokia’s new flagship Windows Phone 8 device.
The phones need to have a wow-factor that will generate buzz -- and sales -- according to the analyst.
Windows Phone has enjoyed favor recently, but some analysts warn that unless the Lumia line of Nokia Windows Phone 8 devices takes off this fall, it could mean the end of Nokia.
As if the October 26 launch of Windows 8 wasn't enough for Microsoft, the launch of Windows Phone 8 is reportedly scheduled for three days later.
WinPho's market growth and BlackBerry's free fall combine to push smartphones running Microsoft's mobile OS past the Canadian smartphone maker.
Microsoft has been silent on what will be missing in Windows Phone 7.8, but a document originating in France and attributed to Nokia offers some clues.
The phone maker is scheduled to hold a Nokia World event on Sept. 5 and 6 in Helsinki focused primarily on the company's 'operator and retail partners.'