It seems like only yesterday when you would hear that Nokia jingle in every coffee shop, but the latest numbers show that the Finnish company is free-falling out of the cell phone sphere.
All Things D reports that the third quarter metrics from IDC show Nokia out of the top 5 smartphone vendors in the world. The company finished third in the second quarter rankings but it appears that the move to Windows Phone OS has done more bad than good.
Not surprisingly, Samsung and Apple ranked 1-2, respectively. Samsung sold 56.3 million smartphones globally for a 31.3 percent market share, while Apple sold 26.9 million for a 15 percent market share.
Research in Motion, ZTE and HTC rounded out the top 5, with Nokia falling somewhere in the “others” category.
Nokia can only hope that the launch of Windows 8 will boost sales. The company sold 2.9 million Lumia Windows Phones in the third quarter, down from 4 million in the second quarter. For context, Google says it sees 1.3 million Android device activations every day.
Previously on GeekWire: Nokia CEO: A Microsoft device could boost Windows Phone ecosystem overall