Nokia #1 again in Finland as Nokia Lumia 610 and Nokia Lumia 900 launch

Nokia #1 again in Finland as Nokia Lumia 610 and Nokia Lumia 900 launch
Both the entry-level Nokia Lumia 610 and the high-end flagship Nokia Lumia 900 were launched Friday in Nokia's home country of Finland, and both devices got off to a great start. DNA Trade Manager Sami Aavikko told Taloussanomat that things went smoothly and that the two models were the carrier's best selling handsets of the day. Aavikko did say that the devices will face more competition soon when the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III launches in the country.

The launch also went smoothly for carriers Elisa and TeliaSonera.  Elisa Vice President Henri Korpi said that there is demand for the Lumia models and that the phones are off to a good start. TeliaSonera’s consumer business director Juha Koivuniemen said that while business has been good for the Nokia Lumia 900, the sales did not match what the carrier saw during the launch of other Lumia handsets.

Elisa's Korpi said that now was a good time to launch a phone with school ending and graduates getting a new phone as a gift, or receiving money that they can use to buy a new phone. Korpi mentioned that the Finnish market is super competitive and also brought up the impending  launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III. DNA’s Aavikko said that pre-orders of the Nokia Lumia 900 and the Samsung Galaxy S III went "hand-in-hand" He added that sales of the Nokia Lumia 610 on Friday were very successful and sales for the Nokia Lumia 900 were promising but within expectations.

Meanwhile, information from research firm IDC shows that Nokia now has a 41% stake of Finland's smartphone market. That is good enough for first place in the Country. Last summer, Nokia's share of the Finnish smartphone market was down to 31% and the manufacturer embarrassingly was not leading its own home country in smartphone market share.Thanks to the Nokia Lumia series, Nokia is back on top in its home town with Korean bred Samsung second scoring a 28% of the Finnish smartphone market, and Apple third with a 21% slice of the Finnish pie. Taking a look at the latest data from Statcounter, as of this month, Windows Phone has a rather significant 7.53% share of the Finish smartphone market.

While the population of Finland is small at 5 million people, what is important is the symbolic leadership of  Nokia's home country. If  the OEM can't own the leading market share where it has it's HQ, something bigger than thought is eating away at the company.

source: Taloussanomat (translated)  PennState via WMPoweruser


Related phones

Lumia 610
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 1300 mAh(7.50h 3G talk time)
Lumia 900
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 APQ8055, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1830 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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79 Comments

1. Osman

Posts: 44; Member since: May 07, 2012

Nokia Rocks!!!! they should give away some lumia phones too!!!

2. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

Good news are poring in

18. eyephone

Posts: 69; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

More like bad. Lots of thumbs down.

20. GENARAL.FUJITA

Posts: 14; Member since: May 23, 2012

Bad news is awaiting! More alike, phonearena said...

3. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Im willing to buy a nokia lumia 610 but the only thing holding me back is lack of awesome games like temple run and other games like angry birds and fruit ninja have to be paid for.

5. Rocksteady unregistered

plus the lack of skype.

6. Jericho unregistered

i think you guys don't follow the tech news very much. You don't have to buy them( you are so cheap) they don't work on lumia 610.www.wmpoweruser.com/not-just-skype-nokia-lumia-610-can-also-not-install-tango-angry-birds-pes-others/

38. mruppel2

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

What is your problem, Skype's been available for all WP7.5 devices for a quite good time.

13. TR0LL

Posts: 41; Member since: May 20, 2012

What a crap cheap low budget phone. ... I wouldn't take, or have it for free!

79. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

It's a good secondary phone. Good for communication purposes (except skype, for it is not working due to low ram), but don't expect much of it for games.

4. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

good news but where is the tango update for existing wp's :\ they said will be available on release of 610

59. Rick_BR

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 16, 2011

The Tango update simply lowers the specs requirement of Windows Phone 7.5 without any compromises on performance for budget devices (which is quite controversial, seeing as many apps aren't available for Tango devices because of the low specs).

65. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

but i heard it will add some more features for high end phones too wasnt it correct

71. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

why thumbing this post down not like i was odd or something :\

7. wendygarett unregistered

Another good news is that ios still surpass android in Finland!!!

8. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

cool story..

15. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

smh... dear i F a g, learn to read.

21. GENARAL.FUJITA

Posts: 14; Member since: May 23, 2012

Smh... Dear i P a n, learn to read.

22. KOUROS

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

Smh... Dear eyes??p, learn to read.

30. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Samsung has 28% of the market compared to apple's 21%. Samsung's leading smartphones in sales in are Androids (and I doubt 7% of their sales in Finland are bada or Windows phones). Ergo, Android, and just from a single manufacturer, outsells ios. RTFA and do the math next time

31. wendygarett unregistered

yes apple contain 21% in whole phones, but when it come to smartphone, it almost 40% samsung's 28% contain non-smartphone device. thats y it pull down android share... Accept the truth!! SAMDROID!!!

37. GENARAL.LEVY

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 17, 2012

Windows is worse than ios...

33. strikercho

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Mmm, nope mate. How many current smarphone models does Samsung have? 10, 20, 30? How many models, does Apple have now? One. How much of the profit goes to Samsung? 20-25%. How much of it goes to Apple? 80-85%. With ONE phone. Without the help of Google, without copying the design and software of anybody.

36. GENARAL.LEVY

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 17, 2012

Awwww shurup...

77. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

NOKIA SURPASS IOS!!!!!

9. rizvi

Posts: 3; Member since: May 27, 2012

I have tried nokia lumia 610 at nokia store in my country. I should say that experience is worse than lumia 710 as phone is feel as not as responsive than 710. I'm worry 610 would bring bad reputation to entry users who want to move to nokia windows phones. The phone looks pretty though.

17. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

i personally also have tried the 610 at a nokia store here in my country but i wont agree with you... its smooth as the other lumia devices... i comapred it to the lumia 800 and open same apps at the same time on both devices... and it appeared that the lumia 610 is just 1 sec behind in opening or loading apps... so its not a worse experience as youve mentioned in your comment... the only drawbacks is the low RAM and processor...

70. rizvi

Posts: 3; Member since: May 27, 2012

I'm surprised you found lumia 610 has smooth experience. But I'm swear i tried 710, 800 and 610. LUmia 610 caught my eyes because its look. But when I tried, omg it lags often. Btw i tried at nokia store in Kuala Lumpur. Different batch maybe?

78. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

i dont know... but here in the philippines its as snappy as its bigger brothers...

25. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Well i dissagree with you, i've also playd with it, and it is also as smooth and responsive as all the other Lumia phones ...

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