They say that those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Good advice.
Nokia’s recent attempt to get people to buy their phones is to make fun of Apple’s lack of color in the iPhone. Keep in mind that the iPhone 5 had 2 million pre-orders in 24 hours and sold 5 million in the first couple of days.
Let’s take a quick look at Nokia’s latest numbers posted on July 19:
- Nokia Devices & Services Q2 net sales decreased 5% quarter-on-quarter
- Lumia Q2 volumes increased quarter-on-quarter to 4 million units
Now, let’s look at Apple’s, posted July 24:
- net profit of $8.8 billion
- sold 26.0 million iPhones
You’ll notice that Apple sold more iPhone 5s in the first weekend than Nokia sold Lumias in an entire quarter (90 days).
And here is Nokia’s ad making fun of the iPhone.