The Finnish handset maker shipped 103 million mobile devices throughout the quarter, 15% less than last year – but higher than some analysts foresaw. The company’s average price for a handset also fell, from $105 to $88. While the figures are looking grim compared to those of a year-ago, they are an improvement over the first quarter of this year.
According to Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, the company performed well in a tough quarter. He said Nokia is accelerating its transformation into a “solutions company” that offers more than just cell phones – which is probably where things like their Ovi Store come in. Kallasvuo feels that the mobile industry is seeing its biggest change of the last 20 years.