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Nokia #1 again in Finland as Nokia Lumia 610 and Nokia Lumia 900 launch

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Nokia #1 again in Finland as Nokia Lumia 610 and Nokia Lumia 900 launch
Both the entry-level Nokia Lumia 610 and the high-end flagship Nokia Lumia 900 were launched Friday in Nokia's home country of Finland, and both devices got off to a great start. DNA Trade Manager Sami Aavikko told Taloussanomat that things went smoothly and that the two models were the carrier's best selling handsets of the day. Aavikko did say that the devices will face more competition soon when the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III launches in the country.

The launch also went smoothly for carriers Elisa and TeliaSonera.  Elisa Vice President Henri Korpi said that there is demand for the Lumia models and that the phones are off to a good start. TeliaSonera’s consumer business director Juha Koivuniemen said that while business has been good for the Nokia Lumia 900, the sales did not match what the carrier saw during the launch of other Lumia handsets.

Elisa's Korpi said that now was a good time to launch a phone with school ending and graduates getting a new phone as a gift, or receiving money that they can use to buy a new phone. Korpi mentioned that the Finnish market is super competitive and also brought up the impending  launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III. DNA’s Aavikko said that pre-orders of the Nokia Lumia 900 and the Samsung Galaxy S III went "hand-in-hand" He added that sales of the Nokia Lumia 610 on Friday were very successful and sales for the Nokia Lumia 900 were promising but within expectations.

The two recently launched Nokia Lumia models in Finland

The two recently launched Nokia Lumia models in Finland

Meanwhile, information from research firm IDC shows that Nokia now has a 41% stake of Finland's smartphone market. That is good enough for first place in the Country. Last summer, Nokia's share of the Finnish smartphone market was down to 31% and the manufacturer embarrassingly was not leading its own home country in smartphone market share.Thanks to the Nokia Lumia series, Nokia is back on top in its home town with Korean bred Samsung second scoring a 28% of the Finnish smartphone market, and Apple third with a 21% slice of the Finnish pie. Taking a look at the latest data from Statcounter, as of this month, Windows Phone has a rather significant 7.53% share of the Finish smartphone market.

While the population of Finland is small at 5 million people, what is important is the symbolic leadership of  Nokia's home country. If  the OEM can't own the leading market share where it has it's HQ, something bigger than thought is eating away at the company.

source: Taloussanomat (translated)  PennState via WMPoweruser

Top 8 mobile operating systems in Finland from December 2008 to May 2012
Top 8 mobile operating systems in Finland from December 2008 to May 2012

Top 8 mobile operating systems in Finland from December 2008 to May 2012


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posted on 27 May 2012, 01:16 8

1. Osman (Posts: 44; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Nokia Rocks!!!! they should give away some lumia phones too!!!

posted on 27 May 2012, 01:18 3

2. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


Good news are poring in

posted on 27 May 2012, 07:43 5

18. eyephone (banned) (Posts: 69; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


More like bad. Lots of thumbs down.

posted on 27 May 2012, 07:49 4

20. GENARAL.FUJITA (banned) (Posts: 14; Member since: 23 May 2012)


Bad news is awaiting! More alike, phonearena said...

posted on 27 May 2012, 01:35 4

3. mobilefuture (Posts: 215; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Im willing to buy a nokia lumia 610 but the only thing holding me back is lack of awesome games like temple run and other games like angry birds and fruit ninja have to be paid for.

posted on 27 May 2012, 01:54 14

5. Rocksteady (unregistered)


plus the lack of skype.

posted on 27 May 2012, 02:06 11

6. Jericho (unregistered)


i think you guys don't follow the tech news very much. You don't have to buy them( you are so cheap) they don't work on lumia 610.www.wmpoweruser.com/not-just-skype-nokia-lumia-610-can-also-not-install-tango-angry-birds-pes-others/

posted on 27 May 2012, 10:32

38. mruppel2 (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)


What is your problem, Skype's been available for all WP7.5 devices for a quite good time.

posted on 27 May 2012, 05:36 10

13. TR0LL (banned) (Posts: 41; Member since: 20 May 2012)


What a crap cheap low budget phone. ...
I wouldn't take, or have it for free!

posted on 29 May 2012, 07:33

79. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


It's a good secondary phone. Good for communication purposes (except skype, for it is not working due to low ram), but don't expect much of it for games.

posted on 27 May 2012, 01:37

4. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


good news but where is the tango update for existing wp's :\ they said will be available on release of 610

posted on 27 May 2012, 18:12

59. Rick_BR (Posts: 15; Member since: 16 Feb 2011)


The Tango update simply lowers the specs requirement of Windows Phone 7.5 without any compromises on performance for budget devices (which is quite controversial, seeing as many apps aren't available for Tango devices because of the low specs).

posted on 28 May 2012, 05:13

65. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


but i heard it will add some more features for high end phones too wasnt it correct

posted on 28 May 2012, 10:03

71. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


why thumbing this post down not like i was odd or something :\

posted on 27 May 2012, 02:11 3

7. wendygarett (unregistered)


Another good news is that ios still surpass android in Finland!!!

posted on 27 May 2012, 02:22 9

8. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


cool story..

posted on 27 May 2012, 05:48 3

15. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


smh... dear i F a g, learn to read.

posted on 27 May 2012, 07:51 4

21. GENARAL.FUJITA (banned) (Posts: 14; Member since: 23 May 2012)


Smh... Dear i P a n, learn to read.

posted on 27 May 2012, 07:56 4

22. KOUROS (banned) (Posts: 36; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)


Smh... Dear eyes??p, learn to read.

posted on 27 May 2012, 08:28 5

30. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Samsung has 28% of the market compared to apple's 21%. Samsung's leading smartphones in sales in are Androids (and I doubt 7% of their sales in Finland are bada or Windows phones). Ergo, Android, and just from a single manufacturer, outsells ios. RTFA and do the math next time

posted on 27 May 2012, 08:48 1

31. wendygarett (unregistered)


yes apple contain 21% in whole phones, but when it come to smartphone, it almost 40%
samsung's 28% contain non-smartphone device. thats y it pull down android share...
Accept the truth!! SAMDROID!!!

posted on 27 May 2012, 09:21 5

37. GENARAL.LEVY (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 17 Apr 2012)


Windows is worse than ios...

posted on 27 May 2012, 08:55 1

33. strikercho (banned) (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Mmm, nope mate. How many current smarphone models does Samsung have? 10, 20, 30? How many models, does Apple have now? One. How much of the profit goes to Samsung? 20-25%. How much of it goes to Apple? 80-85%. With ONE phone. Without the help of Google, without copying the design and software of anybody.

posted on 27 May 2012, 09:20 3

36. GENARAL.LEVY (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 17 Apr 2012)


Awwww shurup...

posted on 28 May 2012, 19:17

77. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


NOKIA SURPASS IOS!!!!!

posted on 27 May 2012, 02:35 8

9. rizvi (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 May 2012)


I have tried nokia lumia 610 at nokia store in my country. I should say that experience is worse than lumia 710 as phone is feel as not as responsive than 710. I'm worry 610 would bring bad reputation to entry users who want to move to nokia windows phones. The phone looks pretty though.

posted on 27 May 2012, 07:33 3

17. shadez10 (Posts: 427; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


i personally also have tried the 610 at a nokia store here in my country but i wont agree with you...

its smooth as the other lumia devices... i comapred it to the lumia 800 and open same apps at the same time on both devices... and it appeared that the lumia 610 is just 1 sec behind in opening or loading apps... so its not a worse experience as youve mentioned in your comment...

the only drawbacks is the low RAM and processor...

posted on 28 May 2012, 06:36

70. rizvi (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 May 2012)


I'm surprised you found lumia 610 has smooth experience. But I'm swear i tried 710, 800 and 610. LUmia 610 caught my eyes because its look. But when I tried, omg it lags often. Btw i tried at nokia store in Kuala Lumpur. Different batch maybe?

posted on 28 May 2012, 23:23

78. shadez10 (Posts: 427; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


i dont know... but here in the philippines its as snappy as its bigger brothers...

posted on 27 May 2012, 08:14 5

25. Credo (Posts: 748; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Well i dissagree with you, i've also playd with it, and it is also as smooth and responsive as all the other Lumia phones ...

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