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Nokia Lumia 920 pre-orders top Apple iPhone 5 sales in France

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Nokia Lumia 920 pre-orders top Apple iPhone 5 sales in France
Pre-orders of the Nokia Lumia 920 lead the French sales charts

Pre-orders of the Nokia Lumia 920 lead the French sales charts

Earlier on Tuesday, we told you how pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 920 have been so strong in Italy that the units held aside for pre-order have been sold out. The momentum for the flagship Windows Phone 8 model remains so strong that in France, pre-orders for the phone place it on top of the PhoneHouse top 50 sales list. Right behind the Nokia Lumia 920 is the 16GB Apple iPhone 5. The PhoneHouse list measures sales from October 8th through the 14th.

In France, the Nokia Lumia 920 can be reserved for 100 EUR ($130.43 USD) and will sell for 649.90 EUR ($850.90 USD). It is available in black only for pre-orders. Ironically, limiting the color choice probably helped concentrate all of the pre-orders for the phone into the one black device. It also is possible that some potential purchasers of the handset are holding off, waiting for the other color variants to be available. The Nokia Lumia 920 is expected to be released at the end of this month or early next month. In the U.S., it is an exclusive at AT&T.

Following the Nokia Lumia 920 and the 16 GB Apple iPhone 5, the third top seller on the PhoneHouse list is the entry-level LG Optimus L3 in black. That model is followed by the Sony Xperia U in black,  the LG Optimus L5 in black and the Samsung Galaxy Ace Hugo Boss model.

source: PhoneHouse, NokiaPowerUser via WMPoweruser

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posted on 16 Oct 2012, 16:59 32

1. pookiewood (Posts: 552; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Lets open it up in America!!

Can't wait to be the "first" to get a Lumia 920. ;)

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 17:04 34

3. ZayZay (Posts: 555; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


America ordering something besides iPhone? At least other countries aren't AS brainwashed to realized there are better phones out there.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 17:29 29

10. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


The reign of iPhone is slowly washing out...
4S was it's peak...iP5 is no longer gorgeous and beautiful.
Here comes the Lumias...the new innovation!

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 17:47 3

18. Pings (Posts: 297; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


A UI based of AOL's website from 1996 is not innovation.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 17:57 5

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 10109; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Thank u. That dude needs to hush. Ip5 isn't beautiful? Dude that's your opinion, millions of sales indicate different.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 18:15 1

26. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


The different is, it's the trend and fashion,....

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 18:29 16

31. HouTexan (Posts: 300; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Not true. Most (not all) buy it because it has a damn Apple logo on the back and because they think it's "what's hot" . Sales don't tell the story.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 19:10 3

42. darkkjedii (Posts: 10109; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Again that's your opinion. Tell me this, have u asked the millions of iOS users if they bought it cuz of the logo on the back? If not, then u can't say it's not true, and if u haven't asked them then its your opinion. Sales tell a major story also.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 04:37 7

63. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


always going back to sales, its all you apple trolls have. you hold it up like its your victory, ''look i follow the crowd '' is what your saying

and dont reply from your other comments anything you say will be stupid and irrelevant

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:42 5

85. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


i agree with HouTexan, here in Lebanon, most (not all) bought the iPhone 5 for it's Apple logo on the back, not because its innovative or worth the money u pay for, because some people consider that if they have the iPhone 5, they are rich...

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 11:44 4

99. Cheers2 (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Asseek i am Lebanese and you are completely right. Unfortunately, Windows Phone is rarely known in this country and Nokia should advertise the lumia 820/920 ASAP

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 11:51

104. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


yea i totally agree with u bro, man I go to cellphone stores and i ask 'em about Nokia Lumia, they never heard of!! :S Nokia should concentrate on the Lebanese market again, since almost all Lebanese had Nokia phones. my total respact for u bro

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:07 1

106. mikosoft (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


I am currently holding a Titan and can't wati to get my hands on a 920!!! Yeyyy finally someone else has a brain in this country!!!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:05 1

105. mikosoft (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Indeed, Asseek, I am lebanese and this is 100% True...all iPhone users here are like sh**p, they just follow the trend and most of them don't know how to use it!!!

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 05:12 7

66. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Hahaha...Darkkjedii, you're funny man! You have to get into iP5's sales estimations to see if iP5 is beautiful?
Yes, in my personal opinion, iPhone 5 is nowhere near beautiful... And according to you, no wait, according to millions of sales of the phone, you conclude the phone is beautiful.
This is what votes do to people...the depend too much on estimations!!

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 18:18 2

27. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


True, and the way the layout and settings are allover the place. Puzzling and looks weird.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 19:20 3

44. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


the home screen looks "cluttered" and the app draw is a long scroll down to find what u may be looking for also there wont be nearly as many apps as there are on android..........but thats where progress steps in right?

Is it better than android? not in my opinion simply because android has come A LONG WAY from a humble beginning and we my friend are going to dominate for a long time to come....

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 19:23 1

45. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Already have....+1

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:58 4

88. -box- (Posts: 3712; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


@xperia-knight: no need to scroll that much, just press the letter that the app's name starts with, it jumps right to that section. Also, pinning frequently used apps to the home screen makes it even faster, especially with the coming resizeable tiles.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 01:23 9

59. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Oi, homeboy...who's talking about UI here?? Do
you think the tiles are all that i know about the
920?? Do you even know what Pureview is? Or what OIS stands for?
And Darkjedi, my opinion??
Tell me something...do you think people stick to
iP5 after 4S because it's beautiful and simple? Or because most don't know how to go Android
since it's way complicated for them?? Cause
last i checked, even 4S lovers complained
about the boring looks of iP5.
Yeah, it's beautiful...but it's a beautiful disaster!

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 06:23

73. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


The ip5 can run anygames, unlike lagging and limited games.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 07:47 4

81. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Troll, i couldn't have chosen a better name for you myself. And with that profile picture, it suits you very well!!!
Tell me something other than games...like the hard ware? Processor? Camera? Anything you find innovative...of course in your savior, iP5.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:00 2

82. StreetNerd (Posts: 700; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


do u play League of Legends? Troll's profile picture looks like Taric :') so gay

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 02:58 1

61. gothicheart (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


and i gues you're one of the few who calls the ip5 an innovation right? how smart...

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:07 2

84. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


he said "Here comes the Lumias...the new innovation"
he meant the new Lumia is the innovation, not the OS on it, or the UI of wp8
so if u wanna argue, read well, and its either u argue about the subject or shut up..

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 10:32 1

93. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Thank You Asseek, for the clarification. Some people need to read well and understand what is being written before commenting on their own will.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 11:30

98. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


no worries bro, they understand the comments the way they want, and then comment without even thinking (just to show their love for android) arguing you on something u didn't even mention

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 22:27 3

54. cretinick (Posts: 147; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)


I only can think that the Lumia 920 has a hardware so freaking fantastic, that Nokia could put any operating system on it and it would sell like water in the desert anyway!

WP7/7.5 has many flaws. Most of users that are pre-ordering the L920 never used the WP OS, or never used for more than a couple of minutes, scrolling the screen up and down.

I really hope that the WP8 come way better than the WP7.5... Or the L920 will be the bigger fail of the year. Great Hardware with a very limited OS.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:59

89. -box- (Posts: 3712; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


What flaws does it have? It has some gaps in terms of features, but nothing I would call flaws that haven't been fixed that I've encountered. Lumia 900 owner here.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 10:43

95. cretinick (Posts: 147; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)


You can't move the contacts to the SIM card to use in another phone (in case your battery goes off and you have to call someone using a friend phone).

You can't see the duration time of a call. (only can see the time it was made).

Notifications are awful.

And for those who are familiarized to Android (and Symbian),the absence of widgets makes alot of diference.

Some simple tasks, like turn on and off Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G and Plane mode are not as easy like in others OS (Not a big trouble! But it is not as simple as on other OSs).

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 18:42

35. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Pikapowerize should be commenting soon....

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 20:04 7

52. Peter98 (Posts: 119; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


I am Apple fans but I can't admit. Nokia is coming back!

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 06:27

74. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Its been 2years, I don't see no progress. U ask the public what Nokias highend sets are, people say its the Nseries. Whats Lumia....?

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 06:33 2

77. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


if you see no progress you aint looking, nokia have come along way and whatever you think about certain people's decisions the lumia's are excellent spec phones that should give wp8 a kick start

just because you personally are what threatened by change dont mean anything

everything starts somewhere, android started on shaky ground now look. wp8 can be a real competitor so deal with it

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 06:29

75. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Good luck to NOKIA. MAEMO. MEEGO SAILFISH. HARMATAN SYMBIAN.. . BUT NOT W8....

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 17:01 3

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


That's amazing. I want to see the actual numbers though.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 18:46 2

38. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


agree, its a pre-order. besides, people already got their iP5 or order directly in apple online store, i bet other high end android can easily be #1 at PhoneHouse.
and stay pressed... nokia will be #1 again, after people try that half baked WP and return it to PhoneHouse...

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 17:05 17

4. wp8forever (unregistered)


NOKIA I HAVE $800 DOLLARS FOR YOU LET ME GET MY LUMIA ALREADY TAKE THIS MONEY IS ALL YOURS , IM ERE IN MIAMI WAITING WAITING LOL. IN FACT IMMA GET IT IN RED SO IT CAN MATCH THE MIAMI HEAT best nba team and best phone ahhhh lol.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 17:18 3

8. StreetNerd (Posts: 700; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


pretty funny, who downvoted this guy?

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 17:29 5

11. -box- (Posts: 3712; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Maybe someone who doesn't like the miami heat?

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 17:33 4

13. dmckay12 (Posts: 243; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


That narrow it down to about 6,968,173,798
people.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 18:12

25. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


More like dosen't like the midrange spec phone with highend price, and Half-baked OS, like me....!

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 18:20 7

28. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


please tell me how its a half baked OS and only midrange specs

you keep trying to live up to your name but you fail, not a good troll

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 18:34 2

34. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


No dev support. No Roms. No kernels. No root. No overclocking. No XDA. Unlike Cydia. Dosen't support flash. It's not Linux, MaliMp400. Pvrsgx543mp3. Vs last years specs. Talk about evolution...

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 18:46 8

37. wp8forever (unregistered)


TROLL no better idiot that's how I call you now , ok you idiot ,I will explain one new last time to you , android is like a Honda civic you can put a million different after market s**t from eBay , windows phone 8 is like a Ferrari you don't need to do anything to it is just spectacular the way it comes you get it now the s**t just work by the way most ppl who root phones and overclock have no girl like u , I bet you stay in a f**king country place like Alabama or some lol cuz if you where to be here in Miami you wouldn't do that lol.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 19:15

43. darkkjedii (Posts: 10109; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Your comment started off ok, but got ridiculous at the end. Why did u have to insult troll like that? Is it that serious?

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 19:29

48. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


His really pisset of, cause few months befor he kicked of with PA and fandroids ios users were thumbing down every Nokia+Windows articles and he got banned, he was then known as WP7FOREVER.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 19:45

50. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Wow really?

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 04:38 1

64. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


you insult people muppet

the dingo comment, ohh its ok when you do it right, such a idiot

stop trying to act like a peacemaker when your one of the worst

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 19:33

49. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


From UK London.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 18:54 4

40. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


well beyond your bs i just wanna pick out one thing ''last year specs' are you serious

so this phone that will match android flagships and the iphone has last year specs....what does that say about every other phone out now then.

talk about evolution, name a device that has evolved to a new height then

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 10:29 2

91. -box- (Posts: 3712; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


@troll: Do you know what you're talking about? No kernels? IT SHARES ITS KERNEL WITH WINDOWS 8, YOU FOOL.

Besides, why would you want to mess with something an OEM spent hundred of thousands, if not millions, of dollars (or euros, or yen, etc) on tweaking and perfecting, if it's already capable? I could understand that for iphone because it's so restricted, and early Android to get newer features, but WP is the newest widely-available OS, and it shows. It doesn't need tweaking or pushing boundaries. As WP8Forever said, it's like a Ferrari: you buy a Ferrari to be a Ferrari, not some tuned up fart-can-bearing cheapo that you have to modify to get to have decent performance. Do you feel the need to hack your television? How about your microwave? No? Why is that? Oh, because they work the way they're intended out of the box, just like a WIndows Phone, and it's unlikely you'd be able to improve anything beyond what's already there without causing damage. Yes, it is FUN to hack, tweak, and modify, but it isn't necessary for everything. And as for specs, guess what, the WP8s have the same specs (excepting the quad-core processors) as their Android brethren. ATIV S is a reskinned GS3. WP8X is reskinned OneX+. Are those "last year"?

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 17:09 5

5. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)


About time Nokia had some good news.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 17:12 6

6. ajac09 (Posts: 1344; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


hell in france the iphone beats Deodorant in sales dont mean much

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 17:14 7

7. ZayZay (Posts: 555; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


I played around with the 820 from the Nokia rep and it was pretty smooth. Loved the live tiles on it and how you could pick the size. Pretty impressive nokia.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 18:03 1

23. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Lol, you can get live tiles with android too (launcher 7 ), if you like windows phone for that silly detail

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 01:49 5

60. Damien_666 (Posts: 37; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


Live tiles on android too? Lol
A dog with painted stripes is not a cheetah!

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:57

87. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


well said man
+1

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 10:31 1

92. -box- (Posts: 3712; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


...cheetahs have spots. Tigers have stripes.

Just sayin'

Other than that, I liked your post

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 17:18 6

9. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 829; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


I have been saying for quite some time that Windows phone 8 is going to give the phone market a run for it's money.

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