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October 29, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Nokia Lumia shipments up

Nokia, whose phone business is being acquired by Microsoft, is reporting some good news about its Lumia line of Windows Phones.

The Finnish phone-maker reports that its third-quarter shipments of Lumia phones has increased 19 percent quarter-on-quarter to 8.8 million units.

Year-over-year, Lumia volume rose 203 percent, up from 2.9 million units shipped in the third quarter of 2012.

Nokia attributed the increase to “our recently broadened Lumia product range and strong customer demand, particularly for the Lumia 520.”

Microsoft’s $7.2 billion deal to purchase Nokia’s phone business is expected to close early next year.

The increase in Lumia shipments, however, wasn’t enough to boost the once-dominant phone-maker into the ranks of the top five smartphone vendors.

Here are the top five, according to research firm IDC:

IDCSmartphoneVendorsOct2013

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