Not too long ago, Nokia unveiled their first Android-based handset dubbed as Nokia X, running a forked version of Android similar what Amazon has in its Kindle lineup, at the Mobile World Congress.
The handset doesn’t bring top-shelf specifications, and is more targeted towards emerging markets where dual-SIM, affordable handsets are popular, such as India and China, which is dominated by cheap Android handsets. According to Strategy Analytics analyst Scott Bicheno, Nokia could sell as much as 16 million units by the end of this year.
If this number turn out to be true, it means Nokia could sell as much as 4 million units per quarter, which is a pretty big deal, and may amount to almost half of Windows Phone sales. Nokia is dominating the Windows Phone arena with its Lumia range of handsets, and it seems their latest venture to put AOSP could turn out to be a profitable one.
Unfortunately, Bicheno didn’t reveal the impact this new venture could have on the sales of Windows Phone devices, but there’s a chance it could adversely affect the sales of the company in areas dominated by low-end Windows Phones.
It’s all just a speculation, and we have to wait fore the entire Nokia X lineup to hit the market. Only then we’ll be able to conclude about its success. What do you think? Will it affect the company in a negative way?
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