Nokia has revealed another set of mixed financial results, with sales of its Lumia smartphones rocketing but overall sales down about a quarter year-on-year.

The Finnish phone giant has gained huge press attention in recent weeks for its new Lumia 925 and 1020 smartphones, both of which feature stand-out cameras and hardware design.

And according to the report the Lumia line is starting to make headway with consumers, with sales for the quarter rising to 7.4 million, which is up 32% in the quarter.

Nokia did not break out which devices sold the best, though it did say the average selling price was €157 - up €6 on last year, but down quarter-on-quarter, indicating its budget Lumia 520 and 620 phones are starting to shift units.

But overall sales were down by 24% as shipments of feature phones continued to decline.

Overall the company lost $150 million in the quarter, on revenues of $7.4 billion. That's much lower than last year, where it took in $9.2 billion, but the massive overall loss is much reduced.

Meanwhile Nokia's Here maps division lost $116 million, while Nokia Siemens Networks made a small profit.

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said in a release:

"We're pleased to report an underlying operating profit for the fourth consecutive quarter on a group level. We benefited from another strong performance at Nokia Siemens Networks, which continued to deliver well against its focused strategy.

With our recent announcement to purchase Siemens' 50% stake in Nokia Siemens Networks, we believe we will create value for Nokia shareholders and look forward to strengthening Nokia Siemens Networks as a more independent entity."

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  • Nokia 1011 (1992)

    Named after 10 November, the date it launched, this was among the world's first GSM mobile phones. Oddly enough, you could receive text messages but not send them.

  • Nokia 2110 (1994)

    The 2110 featured a 99-number phonebook, and a two-way scrolling control which meant you could actually navigate them. It was also the first phone with the signature 'Nokia' ringtone. You know the one... It was based on Gran Vals, a guitar piece by the 19th century Spanish composer Francisco Tarrega. Over time it was also highly annoying.

  • Nokia 8110 (1996)

    The Nokia 8110 was the first slider phone and was featured in the Matrix, resulting in a generation of slick idiots pretending to be Neo when picking up calls from their mum.

  • Nokia 9000 Communicator (1996)

    Nokia claims that was the 'world's first smartphone'. That might be pushing it - but it certainly pushed the boundaries. It had a full QWERTY keyboard, a 24 MHz i386 CPU, could be used horizontally or vertically, and could send a variety of messages - including faxes.

  • Nokia 5110 (1998)

    The 5510 was one of the first phones with a replaceable cover - and also one of the first to feature Snake. Which, kids, was a game in the olden days which drove. Us. Mad.

  • Nokia 7650 (2002)

    The 7650 was promoted in conjunction with the film Minority Report, but was actually fairly futuristic for its time. Beyond its experimental looks, it came with Nokia's first full colour screen and a built-in camera. This phone made Nokia the largest manufacturer of digital cameras in the world, the company claims.

  • Nokia 7600 (2003)

    The notoriously awkward, and now notoriously awesome 7600 featured a teardrop design, and a fabulously difficult to use interface.

  • Nokia 1100 (2003)

    The 1100 is one of the best-selling consumer devices ever made - 250 million have been shipped worldwide, largely in the developing world, due to its sustainable design, cheap price and built-in flashlight and radio.

  • Nokia 7280 (2004)

    Alongside the 7600, the 7280 is one of the weirdest phones ever produced. It featured a screen that faded to a mirror when it was inactive and used a Navi-spinner in the place of a keypad.

  • Nokia N93

    Just look at it.

  • Nokia 8800 (2005)

    The 8800 was a self-consciously premium device which featured a brushed-metal body, fine-pitch glass and ball-bearings in the slider. You probably weren't able to afford one.

  • Nokia Lumia 800 (2011)

    The Lumia 800 and 900 are Nokia's flagship Windows Phone 7 devices. They've since shared a gold award from the Industrial Designers Society of America, and are widely seen as - in industrial design at least - among the most beautiful devices currently on sale.

  • Nokia Lumia 900 (2012)

    The Lumia 800 and 900 are Nokia's flagship Windows Phone 7 devices. They've since shared a gold award from the Industrial Designers Society of America, and are widely seen as - in industrial design at least - among the most beautiful devices currently on sale.

  • Nokia Asha 306 (2012)

    The Nokia Asha 306 brings a full-touch smartphone experience to emerging markets, and in the spiritual inheritor to the Nokia 1100.