Nokia reported its Q4 2011 earnings today and revealed it has "sold well over 1 million Lumia devices to date." The company says it plans to build on the figure with sales, marketing, and new products over the course of 2012, something that CEO Stephen Elop has promised previously. Nokia will also introduce the "Lumia series" to Chinese and Latin American markets in the first half of 2012.
The figure matches analyst expectations of between 1 and 2 million sales of Nokia's Lumia Windows Phone devices, but it doesn't provide evidence that Nokia's marketing blitz in Europe has paid off just yet. Nokia launched its Lumia 800 in November, backed by a 4D light projection show by deadmau5 at London's Millbank Tower, and its marketing efforts have certainly helped raise awareness for Microsoft's mobile operating system. It's still too early to say whether that has translated into improved sales just yet, but over 1 million sales is solid for a November launch.
Nokia's next move is launching its 4.3-inch Lumia 900 device in the US, expected in March for $99.99, with hints that it could be made available in Europe in June. Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona next month and Nokia is holding a press conference on the show's opening day, where we expect to hear more about its 2012 plans.