Nokia Lumia 800 takes top sales spot in France, Samsung Wave #2

Nokia Lumia 800 takes top sales spot in France, Samsung Wave #2
The Phone House is the name outside of the UK and Ireland of mobile phone mega-retailer Carphone Warehouse, and as such, is one of the largest cell phone retailers in the world. The new top 50 list from the Phone House France site has some interesting new devices at the top: the Nokia Lumia 800 and the Samsung Wave 575.

Of course, this is just the sales for one week at the mega-retailer in France, but this is still pretty crazy to see especially just a couple weeks after the launch of the iPhone 4S, which actually came in way down at number 5 on the list. So, the top spot went to the Windows Phone Mango flagship phone, the Nokia Lumia 800, followed by the bada Samsung Wave 575, the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro, Samsung Galaxy S II, and the iPhone 4S make up the top 5 on the list.

Of course, it should also be pointed out that each color and carrier for each device is split up on the list, so the Lumia 800 came in #1, and #9, while the iPhone 4S came in #5, #8, #11, #13, #15, #37, #39, and #46. So, it's likely that once you add it all up, Apple likely had more sales combined. Still, it's nice to see WP7 and bada getting some adoption. We're sure that if Peter were still with us, he'd be very proud right now.

source: The Phone House France via Windows Phone Central

Related phones

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)
Wave 575
  • Display 3.2" 240 x 400 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Storage 0.1 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1200 mAh



1. denney

Posts: 98; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Did Peter die?

2. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Nah, he probably got sick of all the hate he got here. Almost miss that swedish bloke. Almost!

5. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

I feel the same lol. I was hoping to see him here.

9. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

It has been a month, maybe more since Peter left and we still talk about him. Hope he still cruises this site every once in a while just to know he really made an impact. Buy, boy this would actually eat at him a little. He HATES Windows Phones, and was sure Nokia would just roll over and die using it. That a Nokia WP branded phone topped a Bada would just kill him. I love it. Good early press for Nokia continues!!

13. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

im just hoping he's on vacation

4. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

I probably shouldn't have used that phrasing. He's not dead, he just doesn't come to PhoneArena any more because we don't cover enough bada news. So, he's likely off on some bada site somewhere. Not sure where that would be, because most bada news sites aren't in English.

7. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

haha well im sure he speaks swedish… and this is great for wp!!!

8. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Lol. Well you certainly had us speculating Michael.

3. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

What happened to Peter? Such a cool shout out for him.

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

BADA bing!! BADA boom!!!!!!!


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I use to love how Peter would say Bada was better than Android. Even though Samsung is heavily invested in Android and it has made Samsung number 1. Bada is pretty much just Touchwiz you see on Android anyway lol. He had a lot of passion so you gotta give him credit on that.

11. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

NOKIA + Windows gonna kill ANDROID & iOS

12. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

not ios but android fosho

16. ToneDef

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

All hail the new "Peter"...windowsRocks !

14. UltraElectroMagneticPOP

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Calling out Peter was really cool! Damn, that guy grew on me (and I bet on a lot of others who frequent PA as well)!

15. Penny

Posts: 1847; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Yeah, I have to admit, even though I'm a WP7 fan and Peter was always bagging on it, he did grow on me. In fact, I'm happy about Bada being at #2 mostly because I would love to see it grow and prove him right.

17. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

I miss peter and the fact that he was willing to defend bada till death... Peter please comeback...!

18. willywill_evo

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

i miss peter to homo

19. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

peter peter peter! lol :)

20. dan_md

Posts: 66; Member since: Oct 19, 2010

The French has good taste, indeed. How can anyone resist the amazing lines and curves of the Nokia Lumia 800.

22. Cyd07

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

You have PER-FEC-TLY said it. well...okay, I'm french... Seriously, I think the Lumia is really beautiful...and, you know, in France we like small players. We always take part for the weakest. I'm not joking, it's like this. I've not done it, but I'm pretty sure I will have my Lumia 800 will be mine. When Bouygues Telecom (my carrier) will have it.

21. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

Peter. May his soul rest in Peace.

23. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

to me the Lumia800 was a big disappointment... front facing camera is gone when video chat apps started showing up! Notification LED is really important to me...and it is gone :\ Other than the polycarbonate body and camera, I find nothing impressive about this is just as good as a Samsung focus for me, which costs 250$ on Amazon for the first time I find WP7 standards drawing back user experience (Hardware wise), but after all the trick is to do the most with the least resources...but for the standards MS has sat, I find WP7 devices pretty much expensive (Including Nokia devices; even though they are NOT made by using cheap labor in poor countries) After All Nokia N9>Lumia800 in looks and hardware but WP7>MEEGO in Ecosystem in the sense of Apps market and OS support this is just my opinion, as average users may not agree with me on that

24. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Guys its is me... Peter... the WP loving alter-ego. JK about the Peter alter-ego thing, I guess I miss him too... But I do LOVE WP :)

25. BaiGanyo

Posts: 308; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

I can't believe they threw Peter into the actual article lol. Peter! Come back! Bada needs you!

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