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Nokia Lumia 800 takes top sales spot in France, Samsung Wave #2

Posted: , by Michael H.


Nokia Lumia 800 takes top sales spot in France, Samsung Wave #2
The Phone House is the name outside of the UK and Ireland of mobile phone mega-retailer Carphone Warehouse, and as such, is one of the largest cell phone retailers in the world. The new top 50 list from the Phone House France site has some interesting new devices at the top: the Nokia Lumia 800 and the Samsung Wave 575.

Of course, this is just the sales for one week at the mega-retailer in France, but this is still pretty crazy to see especially just a couple weeks after the launch of the iPhone 4S, which actually came in way down at number 5 on the list. So, the top spot went to the Windows Phone Mango flagship phone, the Nokia Lumia 800, followed by the bada Samsung Wave 575, the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro, Samsung Galaxy S II, and the iPhone 4S make up the top 5 on the list.

Of course, it should also be pointed out that each color and carrier for each device is split up on the list, so the Lumia 800 came in #1, and #9, while the iPhone 4S came in #5, #8, #11, #13, #15, #37, #39, and #46. So, it's likely that once you add it all up, Apple likely had more sales combined. Still, it's nice to see WP7 and bada getting some adoption. We're sure that if Peter were still with us, he'd be very proud right now.

source: The Phone House France via Windows Phone Central

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posted on 03 Nov 2011, 21:40 1

1. denney (Posts: 98; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

Did Peter die?

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 21:46 7

2. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1062; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

Nah, he probably got sick of all the hate he got here. Almost miss that swedish bloke. Almost!

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 21:48 2

5. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

I feel the same lol. I was hoping to see him here.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 22:00 3

9. snowgator (Posts: 3345; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

It has been a month, maybe more since Peter left and we still talk about him. Hope he still cruises this site every once in a while just to know he really made an impact.

Buy, boy this would actually eat at him a little. He HATES Windows Phones, and was sure Nokia would just roll over and die using it. That a Nokia WP branded phone topped a Bada would just kill him.

I love it. Good early press for Nokia continues!!

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 23:06 1

13. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)

im just hoping he's on vacation

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 21:48 2

4. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)

I probably shouldn't have used that phrasing. He's not dead, he just doesn't come to PhoneArena any more because we don't cover enough bada news. So, he's likely off on some bada site somewhere. Not sure where that would be, because most bada news sites aren't in English.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 21:50 5

7. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

haha well im sure he speaks swedish… and this is great for wp!!!

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 21:52 1

8. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

Lol. Well you certainly had us speculating Michael.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 21:46 3

3. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

What happened to Peter? Such a cool shout out for him.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 21:49 3

6. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

BADA bing!! BADA boom!!!!!!!

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 22:17 2

10. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3045; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

I use to love how Peter would say Bada was better than Android. Even though Samsung is heavily invested in Android and it has made Samsung number 1. Bada is pretty much just Touchwiz you see on Android anyway lol. He had a lot of passion so you gotta give him credit on that.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 22:17 2

11. windowsRocks (Posts: 152; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)

NOKIA + Windows gonna kill ANDROID & iOS

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 22:53

12. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

not ios but android fosho

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 00:37 7

16. ToneDef (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

All hail the new "Peter"...windowsRocks !

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 23:51 5

14. UltraElectroMagneticPOP (Posts: 49; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

Calling out Peter was really cool! Damn, that guy grew on me (and I bet on a lot of others who frequent PA as well)!

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 00:20 2

15. Penny (Posts: 1362; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

Yeah, I have to admit, even though I'm a WP7 fan and Peter was always bagging on it, he did grow on me. In fact, I'm happy about Bada being at #2 mostly because I would love to see it grow and prove him right.

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 05:27 5

17. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 407; Member since: 24 May 2011)

I miss peter and the fact that he was willing to defend bada till death...
Peter please comeback...!

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 05:52 1

18. willywill_evo (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)

i miss peter to lol...no homo

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 08:18 2

19. remixfa (Posts: 14252; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

peter peter peter! lol :)

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 08:23 1

20. dan_md (Posts: 66; Member since: 19 Oct 2010)

The French has good taste, indeed. How can anyone resist the amazing lines and curves of the Nokia Lumia 800.

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 16:54

22. Cyd07 (Posts: 83; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)

You have PER-FEC-TLY said it.

well...okay, I'm french...

Seriously, I think the Lumia is really beautiful...and, you know, in France we like small players. We always take part for the weakest. I'm not joking, it's like this.

I've not done it, but I'm pretty sure I will have my Lumia 800 will be mine. When Bouygues Telecom (my carrier) will have it.

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 10:39 1

21. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

Peter. May his soul rest in Peace.

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 17:57

23. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 263; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)

to me the Lumia800 was a big disappointment...
front facing camera is gone when video chat apps started showing up!
Notification LED is really important to me...and it is gone :\

Other than the polycarbonate body and camera, I find nothing impressive about this phone...it is just as good as a Samsung focus for me, which costs 250$ on Amazon

for the first time I find WP7 standards drawing back user experience (Hardware wise), but after all the trick is to do the most with the least resources...but for the standards MS has sat, I find WP7 devices pretty much expensive (Including Nokia devices; even though they are NOT made by using cheap labor in poor countries)

After All Nokia N9>Lumia800 in looks and hardware
but WP7>MEEGO in Ecosystem in the sense of Apps market and OS support
this is just my opinion, as average users may not agree with me on that

posted on 05 Nov 2011, 20:48

24. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 918; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)

Guys its is me... Peter... the WP loving alter-ego.

JK about the Peter alter-ego thing, I guess I miss him too... But I do LOVE WP :)

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 06:16

25. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)

I can't believe they threw Peter into the actual article lol. Peter! Come back! Bada needs you!

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