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Nokia Lumia 800 trumps Android, nears iPhone in Euro demand

updated 10:30 am EST, Thu November 24, 2011

Nokia sees early positive Windows Phone interest

A survey of European carrier stores has shown potentially promising demand for Nokia's Lumia 800. Its first Windows Phone is ranked at Vodafone UK and at KPN in the Netherlands as second for popularity only to the 16GB iPhone 4S, beating out every Android phone. At Phone House in France, the Lumia 800 is the top-selling phone of any kind where the iPhone is fifth, although feature phones like the Nokia C2-02 dilute its ranks.

Whether or not this translates to strong sales isn't clear. None of the carriers or stores give numbers, just rankings, making it possible that any second- or at times first-place spots may be lower. Orange UK broke records for Nokia phones as well, but these were for phones three or four years old.

The rankings are still promising for Nokia and might quell worries of lower than expected sales. Nokia has considered Europe its one most loyal smartphone base and may be taking advantage of both its more intact reputation in the continent as well as having its first genuinely modern mobile OS in years to regain some of its standing.

The Finnish firm might still see its market share continue to slide, since Nokia has little presence in North America and is being pinched at the high and low ends in Asia through the iPhone and budget Android devices. [via WMPowerUser]





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  1. lkrupp

    Junior Member

    Joined: May 2001

    +6

    Spin...

    "At Phone House in France, the Lumia 800 is the top-selling phone of any kind where the iPhone is fifth, although feature phones like the Nokia C2-02 dilute its ranks."

    Pick and choose whatever combination of phones, feature phones, or smart phones best suits your bias. Apple is doomed! No, Android is doomed! No, they're both doomed! Microsoft is kicking butt! Ain't spin wonderful?

  1. SockRolid

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Jan 2010

    +6

    How do you measure "demand"?

    A survey of European carrier stores has shown potentially promising demand for Nokia's Lumia 800.

    Would be interesting to see how "promising demand" is measured.

    Whether or not this translates to strong sales isn't clear.

    You can say that again.

  1. tundaman

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Mar 2010

    +2

    Money Talks

    That "survey of European carrier stores"(???) is probably the result of M$/Nokia money in action trying to create fuzz, since hiring actors to pose as consumers in TV spots probably hasn't payed off very well.

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