Indeed, if analyst estimates are any indication, the numbers will speak for themselves. Sales should be up this year some 7% in the quarter to $13.9 billion. Nokia is expected to have sold 93.6 million handsets in the first three months, a 25% gain on a year earlier.
Translation: The company is selling a whopping one million handsets a day. The biggest buyers are consumers in India, China, and other emerging markets who purchased more than half of Nokia's mobile devices last quarter. While that's been largely driven by sales of no-nonsense phones, Nokia is also introducing more jazzed-up models designed to appeal to an emerging middle class with money to spend.