It hasn’t gone well for Nokia since Mr Elop became the CEO of Nokia. He was quite fast with his memo about the burning platform, sure Symbian wasn’t the top notch cell phone OS, but it worked quite okey and Nokia had plans on it’s Linux based OS MeeGo which it developed together with Intel. The Elop-effect did kill off a lot of Nokias sales of Symbian based cell phones and pissed NTT Docomo who had a deal around Symbian with Nokia. Then Elop decided to kill off MeeGo and he pissed on China Mobile as they had a deal with Nokia around the MeeGo platform. Imagen to pissing on worlds two largest cell phone carriers, you know who won’t sell your products.
Carriers got quite pissed on microsoft who bought Skype, which been intruding on the carriers profits, quite many carriers decided to not sell WP. Of course the MeeGo phone N9 got a lot better reviews then the Lumia phones, in Germany where they didn’t sell N9, they recommended people to go to Austria and buy N9.
During 2011Q4 and 2012Q1 the N9 outsold the Lumia (regardless version) 3 to 1, and the N9 was never sold in big markets as USA, Germany, UK and many more. Customers don’t ask for WP phones, and many of the other companies knew that and LG even dropped the whole WP line as it was just utterly crap and sales was lousy. Read about the WP flaws.
Nokia has been quite secretly about their sales numbers, specially if you loose around 11 million Euro a day, but Tomi Ahonen has some numbers a predictions, read more about them.
If you are thinking about a Nokia device, I recommend you to wait for the new Tizen phones from Samsung, the new King of cell phones and who have learned from Nokias mistakes, don’t put all your eggs on a burning platform from microsoft.