Lumia phones

lumniaNokia’s Chief Executive, Stephen Elop, spoke to analysts and the media and revealed that from strong Lumia sales, the company’s smartphone shipments had increased–something not seen in a year–even though this comes with numbers lower than the previous year . In the fourth quarter, Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) reported that 4.4 million Lumia devices had been shipped, bringing total smartphone shipments up to 6.6 million.

Elop added that the company’s speed for cost cutting and greater results from its wireless networks joint venture will assist Nokia to “achieve underlying profitability in the fourth quarter.” The Nokia Lumia range leads the way when it comes to features such as cameras and navigation, but now, organisations with increased security standards and established security policies have started to sit up and take notice of handsets like the Nokia Lumia 620, Lumia 820 and Lumia 920. That’s because Windows Phone 8 is designed to be very secure.

Security features on Windows Phone 8 include secure boot, which ensures the phone only runs authentic software and passwords with the ability to pre-define the number of failed password attempts. There’s also hardware accelerated encryption for all your data and the operating system itself and encryption for network traffic such as with Exchange Server and SharePoint.

Those celebrity laden ads seem to have done the trick for Nokia, which announced sales this week to talling 4.4 million for its colourful Windows Mobile 8 toting smartphone range. A huge improvement over the 1 million Lumias it sold during the latter part of 2011.These sales come as great news for Windows Mobile 8, whose user base has so far lagged behind the mobile behemoths of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems.