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Nokia sells less than 100,000 N900s in five months

updated 10:20 am EDT, Fri May 28, 2010

Company claims sales exceeded expectations

Nokia reportedly sold less than 100,000 N900 smartphones in the five months since it has been available on the market, according to research firm Gartner. After launching the device in November, the company sold 50,000 in 2009 before sales began to drop off in the first quarter of 2010.

Nokia has yet to confirm the accuracy of Gartner's analysis, however the company's head of solutions business Alberto Torres suggests sales have not been lackluster. "Sales have substantially exceeded expectations," Torres said at the Open Mobile Summit in London.

Although the unit numbers for the N900 clearly pale in comparison to rival handsets such as the iPhone, the model represents a specialty device. Nokia's N97 and N97 mini are targeted at a wider audience, however the company has yet to disclose details regarding sales numbers across its range of smartphones.

Nokia recently announced a reorganization strategy designed to help it compete with rivals. The company will be split into three groups, each focusing on a different category of handsets. Separate divisions will handle the low-end devices and smartphones, while the third group is geared toward marketing. [via Reuters]



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  1. iphonerulez

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    Joined: Nov 2008

    +2

    Apple sold 100,000 iPads in a day

    and sales were considered lackluster and said to be an indication that the iPad would be a failure. I guess its all relative.

  1. jarod

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    Joined: Apr 2005

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    HAHAHAHAHA!

    Nokia? LOL Get real!

    It's iPhone or bust baby! Anything else is just a waste of money.

  1. trevj

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    Joined: Dec 1999

    +2

    "Less" than?

    MacNN, try "fewer" than.

  1. nike

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    Joined: May 2010

    +1

    wrong!!!

    100000 sold in five weeks not months....
    Please check with your source!

  1. jamck1977

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    Joined: Feb 2010

    +3

    Less than is fine

    Everyone knows (after 2nd grade) that if a number is smaller than 100,000 then it is less than 100,000.

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