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1 million Nokia X pre-orders received in China? Maybe not

0. phoneArena posted on 15 Mar 2014, 01:08

Although Nokia China said that 1 million Nokia X handsets have been already pre-ordered, these seem to be just pre-registrations which do not guarantee a purchase...

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posted on 15 Mar 2014, 01:11 9

1. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

Lmaoooo I knew it was a lie, pfffttt Nokia

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 01:26 6

3. Finalflash (Posts: 3527; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

Right, but when the iPhone was registered the same way it was a big deal and guaranteed to be by people who were going to line up even with a pre-order in hand.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 01:53 8

7. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)

iPhone is iPhone, and a 97$ crap cheap Nokia is a Nokia.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 10:54 3

30. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

Go to China right now and come back, let me know how many iPhones you find.

"Crap cheap" Nokia will outsell the iPhone in China based upon Apple's gouge pricing alone.

Don't be fooled, the iPhone is only hot in the United States and UAE (because shieks like 24kt gold-plated iPhones), that's it.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 16:33 1

34. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)

Even in UAE now people start having awareness and they are choosing other brands, though its slow but soon apple will loose its ground bcoz ppl start realizing that iphone is over hyped...

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 22:56

38. SleepingOz (unregistered)

I'm in China right now and guess what, your argument is freaking invalid! Iphones are everywhere! And again, Nokia is nowhere near outselling Apple here. The chinese would rather buy the outdated 4S than any new high end lumia.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 02:16

42. sgodsell (Posts: 4855; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

Yes go to China right now. You will see that Android in China has around 90% of the market currently. Not to mention China has like 6 native OEMs all producing Android phones. Also with Firefox starting to make $25 smart phones its hard for anyone to compete over their. Nokia used to be big over their with their feature phones, but since smart phones sales surpassed feature phones last year. That's why nokia released Android phones over in China and India because Android has such a high market penetration. WP has around 1% and is still dropping.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 08:29

43. sgodsell (Posts: 4855; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

Its not a real Android that everyone is use too anyway.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 08:03 3

25. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

We have to wait for real sell. Then we can talk.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 01:15 8

2. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)

Must be spammed by typical jobless Nokia fans, created millions of accounts of the sake of spam, just like on every site

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 06:09 13

18. Snoobab (Posts: 175; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

Says "FriendsOfSamsung" LOL

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 10:44

29. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)

lol yeah owners of ze glorious lumia 520.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 11:03 4

31. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

If your a real good friend of Samsung, do me a favor and let them know I'm disappointed in the S5 and I want to know why they truly did copy Apple this time by releasing a low-quality phone and putting a flagship sticker and price on it.

Troll yourself, Herbert...

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 01:29 8

4. Anshulonweb (Posts: 437; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)

well played Nokia, well played

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 01:42

5. hurrycanger (Posts: 1625; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


posted on 15 Mar 2014, 01:44 7

6. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)

Facepalm lol.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 02:46

9. ScottSchneider (Posts: 336; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


posted on 15 Mar 2014, 05:18 2

14. nexusdude (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)

URL shortener?

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 06:43 1

19. ScottSchneider (Posts: 336; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


posted on 15 Mar 2014, 08:04

26. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Open image in new tab?

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 01:55 3

8. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)

hahahaha all they can have is cheap and cheaper market share lol ..." Yes Nokia Is Achieve Money For 4% Share With Ze Glorious Lumia 520 In The Glorious Nation Of Fartmestan ..."

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 03:07 5

10. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 1042; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

Nokia is still alive? Mind blown.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 03:50 7

11. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Lol. Sadly typical of Microsoft and Nokia to be this disingenuous about results.

It's like how they always win those "People's Choice" awards for best smartphone because they plug the hell out of the contests on Twitter to skew the outcomes of the votes.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 04:23 1

12. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)

Why don't you do your research before making such accusations, had you done that you would know that MS in not too happy about Nokia X in the first place and that Nokia and MS are still separate companies until the deal official closes as stipulated by Anti trust laws. MS has nothing to do with this, no need to spread lies.

Secondly Windows Phone and Nokia won numerous "People choice" awards from different sites and contests, get over it, they make products that millions of consumers enjoy.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 04:35 6

13. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

I HAVE done my research. Microsoft should be fine with the X phone, because it's not recognizably an Android phone at all and in fact is chock full of Microsoft and Nokia software. So yeah, Microsoft is heavily involved in this.

And in the March Smartphone Madness contest that Laptop runs annually, at least, the results of the vote skewing are easily visible. The vote counts are usually in the hundreds for the other smartphone faceoffs, but every time a Nokia/Microsoft device is one of the contestants, suddenly the votes are in the thousands for it. And this just so happens to coincide with Microsoft and Nokia plugging the contest on Twitter when their devices are up for voting.

And all of this for devices on an OS which makes up single percentage points in smartphone market share. Yeah, just try to tell me that the Twitter plugging has nothing to do with it.

I'm not saying that the phones aren't good, btw. I'm just saying that it's disingenuous to run around and tell people to vote, or to use a contest for a free phone to get people to do preorders or speak up, then tout the results as if they're fair and objective.

For instance, twice Microsoft pulled a stunt on Twitter called "Droidrage" where they asked users to tweet horror stories using Android (originally centered on malware) with a chance to win a free Windows Phone at stake. The first time they did this, they got great results.

So they did it again.

Hilariously, it backfired on them the second time, and instead of "#droidrage," "#windowsrage" ended up trending on Twitter instead as users called them out on their hypocrisy and opted to share their Windows horror stories.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 07:15

20. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2226; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

Most of the #wrage are probably from the users who have never owned a WP. But Microsoft sure knows how to steam up the haters, who of course, were already haters.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 07:27 5

21. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Actually, a lot of the Windows rage posts were about their experiences with Windows overall, not just the phones. So yeah, most of them likely owned Windows machines and had issues.

And frankly, 90 percent of my personal problem with Microsoft will disappear when they dissipate this culture they have of constant attack ads, spreading of FUD, and manipulating People's Choice type contests then using the results in their ads.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 07:36

22. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2226; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

With Windows, yes. But still, not a good way to market WP.

I don't have as much problems with Windows. Some don't some do.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 12:37

33. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)

What you call attack ads, I call educating the consumer, if Google feels MS is lying then feel free to let the world not what MS is saying is not true. If Google also feels MS is doing something wrong then they should call out MS. I don't support any company being sneaky with consumers, it is not right, its underhanded, I commend MS or any other company that calls out another company that is being sneaky, consumers have a right to know.

I enjoy Windows overall, before Windows 7 is was not even a Windows fan, Metro products are great in my opinion and not every product will be for everyone but sometime it seems like most people only hate the products because they are made by Microsoft, such ignorance.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 17:41 2

35. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)

The problem with the Scroogled ads are MS does much of the same thing, both companies use your data for their own services. It's hypocritical of MS to say only Google does it.

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