Nokia recently released a small preview of what investors can expect when it publishes its fourth quarter 2012 results. We already know that the results look pretty positive, thanks to strong Lumia sales, but it appears that the company’s Asha handsets also sold well.
According to AllThingsD, which cites figures provided by Nokia, the company shipped 9.3 million Asha handsets in Q4. By comparison, Nokia shipped 4.4 million Lumia devices during the same time period, which is actually an increase over the 6.4 million Asha-branded units sold during the third quarter.
It’s unclear what the profit margins are for both families of devices, but it’s important to note that the Symbian-powered devices remain a powerful anchor for Nokia, even if it has publicly switched to using Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform.