Analyst: Nokia Lumia 1020 and Sony Xperia Z both off to a slow start in the states

Wall Street analyst William Power toils for R.W. Baird and as part of his job, he checked out AT&T and T-Mobile stores to get the lay of the land on a couple of hot phones; the two handsets are the Nokia Lumia 1020 and the Sony Xperia Z. Ever since CES at Las Vegas in January, the Sony Xperia Z has captured quite a buzz with its water and dust resistant capabilities and top-shelf specs...
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55 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

"plus the hassle of learning a whole new OS (Windows Phone 8), are two of the factors keeping sales down." Memo to Elop & Nokia board of directors: Take note - your decision to go exclusively WP is costing you sales. Sammy managed to sell 20 m of the Note II at a retail price similar to that of the L1020, so it isn't price that is holding back sales of the L1020.

36. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

As i repeated down below Doug, this is a story about Nokia AND Sony starting with slow sales. Sony HAS Android. It is not a street paved with Gold.

37. TakashiDeo

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 20, 2013

well for sony its quite ok because xperia z was launched in january ,8 months ago so now there are more better options available in android as.sony put xperia z late in states and xperia z already sold well and good in other countries, but this lumia 1020 is brand new and still.its having a slow start so nokia shud really do something as already samsung has taken a huge lead again this quarter or year

38. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

And i have no idea why Xperia Z took so many months to come to that carrier...

42. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

snow - see my response at 41. below.

2. stulla

Posts: 92; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

so what...nokia will still sell millions of these phones..

5. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

so if nokia sells 1 million phones, you consider that as "selling millions" ? the sales of all nokia WP8 phones are bad when compared to the rest of the competition.

39. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

It doesnt matter how many they sell when you compare to other companies - They might be very low compared to Samsung, but they need to achieve two things first - raise the userbase of windows phone (so that it gains enough attention for developers to develop more apps for it) and go back to profitability. Both of these 2 things require an increase in sales every quarter, but not necessarily shooting up to Samsung's sales numbers in a short period of time. The problem with most people here, they dont welcome more choices, having another 2 or 3 OS at most in addition to iOS and Android in the smartphone market isnt a bad thing. You can choose whatever you like, but it doesnt mean you can force your opinions on others.

40. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1260; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

We welcome choices if its better than available earlier in market... So NO-NO for WP.. Infact we are eagerly waiting for Ubuntu and sail-fish OS... If they again turned to be like another WP, then again NO-NO for them too...

9. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I'll be the first to admit that I'm a Samsung fanboi and I can tel you that the Galaxy s4 zoom is crap. That being said the Nokia's 1020 "camerphone" is crap as well. Only hardcore Windows/Nokia fanbois will buy that phone but soccer moms will buy the crappy S4 zoom just because it's Samsung/Google. No wonder that Nokia VP was complaining today.

16. Mr-Robert

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 27, 2013

It will take another year for Nokia to sell another 10Million

20. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

It's like selling ferrari not toyota.

24. Mr-Robert

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 27, 2013

Ferrari really with those outdated specs: Adreno225 S4 CPU 720P 330PPI More like Toyota!

46. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Im giving u guys example, learn some stuff go to school.

27. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Ferrari do not get beaten by a Toyota.

30. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

In fact, I don't think Ferrari made by Nokia can beat a year old Toyota(galaxy note II). Sad Ferrari indeed.

49. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

but u have a dream to drive ferrari isn't?

3. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Ouch!, too expensive lumia, should stay in first gear if they don't hand them out for free, for Z it's been a long time now people, watch out for Honami baby

4. mi55u unregistered

stupid at&t and t-mo, wake me up when note3 release, these thing are boring...

6. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Wait a second! I thought all the pre-orders for the 1020 were all gone. So basically Nokia made only 3 phones.

17. Mr-Robert

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 27, 2013

Right and only AT&T had 12 in stock

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

A hint for Sony........PUT HONAMI ON MORE THAN ONE U.S CARRIER!!

8. mikewillz

Posts: 52; Member since: May 03, 2013

Exactly. Every time they have a phone Im interested in, it's only available on ATT.

29. Mr-Robert

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 27, 2013

Cause no other carriers have interest in NokiaWP8! Cause they know it won't sell well. It will be a big loss taking a gamble on Nokia.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31060; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wp8 just isn't getting the love for some reason. Nice platform too

13. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

They're getting love, its just they are getting 3rd place love...which is not a bad thing by any means. Gotta hold on to what you have and stay focused. PS. And this is coming from someone who actually doesn't like Microsoft lol

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31060; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol, I actually like it yo. It's weird, cuz it's actually a nice OS. My fiancé has the 8X. +1

14. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

IMO, tiles. Same reason W8 computers aren't selling as well as 7 did when it was first released. It is a nice platform, but too rigid on what changes you can make to it. Android is king for reasons like that and even Apple is giving people customization options these days. In W8 you have a desktop mode, why not do that for phones? Let me choose to not use tiles and I'd be more likely to buy one.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31060; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're right Goog, when apple showed ios7 I finally saw how much customization mattered. Google was really on to something with it. It's truly a driving force in mobile tech. +1

19. Mr-Robert

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 27, 2013

No it's not. Even Apple iOs has better feautres than Wp8. iP5 is. Much better than Lumia1020 and Lumia 920. But your a Troll that doesn't like Wp8, that users have mentioned befor...?
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