On one hand, Nokia has reported that the Lumia 800 has sold out in the UK. The trouble is that we don't know how big that launch was. As we reported a couple days ago, estimates for the launch shipment of the Lumia 800 had been cut from 2 million units to possibly as low as fewer than 500,000 units. Nokia hasn't commented on that speculation, but did say that it was actually having its "best launch in recent history". Of course, as many of you pointed out, Nokia hasn't really had any major releases in a long time either.
It is possible that Nokia is just being very careful with its sound bytes to make this launch sound better than it has been. Knowing that the Lumia sold out is a promising sign, and maybe that news alone will help drive some sales when the device makes it to North America. But, selling out 2 million units is very different from selling out 500,000.
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Am I getting it wrong or this whole negativism is based on one guy's analysis?
posted on Nov 24, 2011, 7:15 PM 8
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That's the way I understand it. It's another example of how negative publicity sells papers. A few different analysts have said WP will be the number 2 OS by 2015 and nobody talks much about that. One no name person says it flops and that's all anyone talks about. It's a great OS. 4 friends have it. I am waiting for a good keyboard version to come to Verizon.
posted on Nov 24, 2011, 7:32 PM 6
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Indeed nokia would know well from pre orders how the lumias reception would end up being. Thus with this knowledge the shipment seems like it was reduced as low as even just 500,000 in order to be able to say the phone 'sold out',that even with free xbox console bundles in circulation. After all it sounds better credibility wise to say they sold out all 'available' 500,00 units than having to show the real truth of selling just 500,000 out of 2 million units. Still by nokia smartphone standards they will see this as a good success but it is perhaps just papering over the inevitable cracks
posted on Nov 24, 2011, 7:21 PM 0
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Just wait for the numbers guys...no point speculating. People have a bad habit of not only speculating on the circumstances, but going so far as to draw conclusions from their speculations. It\'s like saying, \"well, I don\'t know how many units they sold, but they sold less than 500,000 and are therefore just trying to make themselves look better.\"
posted on Nov 24, 2011, 7:37 PM 0
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This seems to be a blessing and a curse. If they did indeed trim expectations and then sold out that would be a very good thing on one hand but having more on hand to sell would be good too. Any time you can say you sold out of a product in an entire region that has to speak well for the product. (Almost anytime) 500,000 seems good for a debut device with limited release. I guess the numbers will tell the story!
posted on Nov 24, 2011, 10:29 PM 0
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I hope Nokia file bankruptcy It will be my wet dream
posted on Nov 24, 2011, 11:15 PM 0
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I hope people like you never comment anymore... That's what I call a dream... dork
posted on Nov 25, 2011, 6:13 AM 2
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I am not in shock it is sold out in London England. There are many People who donot want a 4inch screen smartphone or desire a front facing camera who will buy the design award winning Nokia lumia 800 because it works excellently and is damn good looking. Microsoft is still short sighted in the fact that THEY HAVE NOT YET made drivers and ect to work with Texas instument CPU's and other chips that Texas instruments use in mobile device.if Microsoft software for smartphones and Tablets is to be a force in the mobile devices world they have to make it to adopt to major OEM players like Texas instuments. Nokias N9 uses a Texas instument CPU Microsoft windows phone 7 was not designed to work with it if Microsoft had a custom made windows phone 7 for the Nokia N9 then nokia would have just put Windows 7.5 on the N9 which has a front facing camera and put on the Market a more powerful Lumia 800 that would have gotten super high praise . Microsoft must now set up their windows phone 8 to work with other Mobile chip makers for it to sell well.
posted on Nov 26, 2011, 7:30 AM 1
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