Nokia shuts its U.K. online store
Now, Nokia is closing many of its online stores, although negative sales momentum is not the reason cited by the manufacturer. Sites in the U.K., Spain and France have been shuttered because Nokia wants to concentrate on selling to carriers instead of directly to end users of its phones. And by offering its handsets through mobile operators, buyers will be able to take advantage of the subsidies that carriers offer in order to lock you up with a contract. As a result, the move away from direct sales could be a boon to Nokia. The only question is if it too little, too late.
1. nuadar (unregistered)
Glad to see that Nokia is killing herself again :) World will be better without her
2. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 862; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
I'm going to flip out if they stop selling unlocked phones.
3. hepresearch (unregistered)
Sad, sad, sad. I strongly dislike buying phones from carriers. If Nokia stops selling unlocked phones, I'm not sure who else still sells their phones unlocked these days... oh, wait a minute... they just started doing that at Apple! And that, my friends, is even more sad...