Nokia Lumia 800 selling well in Europe, getting ready for Latin American launch in Q1

Nokia Lumia 800 selling well in Europe, getting ready for Latin American launch in Q1
The initial reports about the sales success of the Nokia Lumia 800 were lukewarm - analysts agreed that the “first true Windows Phone” will get shipped in a much lower volume, but since then there have been a couple of outlets reporting solid sales of the Lumia 800. In the UK and some other markets, it was bundled with an XBOX 360, a deal that many would wait for hours to get their hands on. 

Now, we are hearing more reports from France and the Netherlands where the Lumia 800 is enjoying excellent sales. One of the biggest Dutch carriers, KPN, reported that it even surpassed all other offerings and climbed to the top sales spot outpacing the iPhone 4S. 

In France, there were no miraculous sales findings but the Lumia 800 still managed to sell best among other Windows Phone devices. Now, we wouldn’t take this as a conclusive judgment about the actual reception of the first Nokia Windows Phone, but it’s definitely worth taking into account.

On another note, Nokia’s own CEO announcd that the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 will be launched in Latin America in the first quarter of 2012. Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico or Puerto Rico will get the devices possibly before their North American neighbours. Curiously, other big markets in the region like Argentina and Venezuela didn’t get mentioned.

source: Mobile-Review (translated), Engadget

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Lumia 800
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1450 mAh(9.50h 3G talk time)
Lumia 710
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 1300 mAh(7.60h 3G talk time)

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3 Comments

1. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

This is good news for Nokia! Although I have stopped using the brand when I shifted a few years ago to SE, and now to Samsung, I'm still glad to hear that their WP7 flagship is doing ok. I'm contemplating buying a second phone with WP7 in it. And I'm actually excited thinking about going back to Nokia for my second phone!

2. Diego!

Posts: 863; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I live in Argentina and was told by my carrier, Personal (the argentine version of AT&T) that Nokia will indeed launch their WP7 devices in Jannuary - February. :)

3. Eventhorizon

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Nokia's seems lost in the Finland forest.

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