Nokia has once again managed to improve its Lumia sales figures worldwide. The latest Q3 earnings show another quarterly improvement, up to 8.8 million in the latest quarter. That’s an increase on the record high of 7.4 million in the last quarter, and up over 200 percent from just 2.9 million in the same quarter last year. Up to September 30th, Nokia has sold 36.1 million Lumias in total since shipping its first Windows Phone device, the Lumia 800, in November 2011.
Looking ahead, Nokia’s phone business will soon be owned by Microsoft providing a deal is approved in early 2014. The Finnish smartphone maker just introduced a new 6-inch Lumia 1520 Windows Phone alongside a low-cost Lumia 1320 with a 6-inch display. Both devices are expected to go on sale in mid-November so they’ll impact next quarter’s earnings slightly. Nokia is also expected to launch a Lumia 929 on Verizon shortly with an aluminum frame and 20-megapixel camera. Rumors suggest that Nokia is also preparing to launch a Lumia 525 that may replace the popular Lumia 520 handset at the low-end.