Nokia X sells out in China in just 4 minutes

Nokia X sells out in China in just 4 minutes
It is looking like Nokia has something of a hit on its hands, and it is an Android phone, not Windows Phone. We heard recently that the Nokia X was hitting some very impressive numbers for pre-orders in China (though there is a caveat there), and now that the device has officially been released, it sold out in just 4 minutes (though there is another caveat here).

The story goes like this: it was reported that JD.com had "sold" 1 million pre-orders for the Nokia X in just 4 days, and 10 million within a week. The trouble is that pre-orders don't work the same way in China as in the U.S.. In China, there is no actual commitment to buy when placing a pre-order, and no money is exchanged. It is more of a reservation system, and the purchase is completed at the time of release. 

That leads to today, when the device was actually put up for sale on the website at 10AM Beijing time. JD.com is saying that the first batch of Nokia X smartphones sold out (with actual money-exchange sales) in just 4 minutes. But, the caveat here is that there is no indication how many units were in that first batch. JD.com had a promotion for the first 10,000 purchases, so it is more than that, but as for how many more, we don't know. 

Either way, there is certainly quite a bit of interest in the device from the Chinese market, so it is fair to assume that the sales of the Nokia X will be respectable, which is good news for Nokia's first Android device. The next batch of Xs go on sale March 31st in China, so it will be interesting to see what happens then.

source: JD.com via WPCentral

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25 Comments

1. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

iPhone killa (China, of course)

2. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I don't think so. It's same way iPhone killa as Kia Picanto is Mercedes S-Class killa. (Not to say it's bad phone, but not in the same class).

5. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

apple iphone is not classed as merc s class nor a prestige but a fashion icon trend

16. sgodsell

Posts: 7430; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

How can anyone compare the Nokia X to an iPhone. The Nokia X only has a snapdragon 200 CPU, 512mb of ram, 3mp camera with no camera flash, no from facing camera, 800x480 LCD display, 4gb of storage. The Nokia is design to be cheap and get users to start using Microsoft's apps and services. All this while using Google's Android operating system. Nokia X is even using a older Android version 4.1.2. So when you compare nokia x to a iPhone 5s, there is no comparison. For that matter when you compare Nokia X to any other Android there is still no comparison to any other Android device with Google's services and apps.

23. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Yeah, nobody should compare the Nokia X to the iPhone. The X does at least 45 operations on par or better than the iPhone and it costs about $300 less base priced, all while running a crippled version of Android. It's just not fair to the iPhone, because after all, it's an entry level/beginner's model from the get go with a joke price stuck to it...

6. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Yeah. Nokia X was priced similarly to the Iphone 5S, so that they could compete against each other. Nokia X- the entry level Iphone killer. /S

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I guess that 1 million per order was true story.

3. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Its an Android phone only in name for everything else its mimics the Windows Phone experience, from it looks to the way it operates.

8. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

They won't dent Nokia's market share of Lumia devices.

4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2359; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

......Meh!!!!......

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

You mean....... Yeh!!!!

19. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2359; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

LOL please insert more than one letters

7. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I'd rather get the good old Desire X than this.

9. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

what are the specs on this?

10. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

12. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

O YEA Silly me thanks

11. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Warning, this may hurt, read on at your peril!! I bet the Google Now launcher will be running on most of them in under a week. Rooted and cleansed of needless bloat. Nokiandroid!

21. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Like every android out there from every manufactuer gets rooted and cleansed of needless lagware? Yup i forsee this

25. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Yes, there a lot of lower-end/mid-range Android phones that do get this treatment. It doesn't take too much tweaking at all to get decent performance out of one. Also, since they're not as costly, there's less apprehension about making an error during the process.

15. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Hmm it seems to me that nokia should have kept in their 3 Nokia X phones the system files and everything that would allow Google services and it's google play store to be uploaded on their X phones. They could have easily stated you would loose your warranty is you got rid of the Nokia Android OS and apps but Nokia/Microsft would still allow google stuff on their X Phones if you do not remove the Nokia android OS and it's Apps. Most people in this scenario would keep the Nokia android OS and it's apps plus download and use Google store apps and services and still have their Nokia/Microsoft warranty in tack. When Microsoft takes over most of Nokia mobile assets in April 2014 Microsoft could order this done to the x phones operating system because whether Microsoft knows it or not they can sell a lot of X phones and get rich if Microsoft is a smart Corporation.Hey Money is good no matter where you get it from. Microsoft do not let your Pride kill the sales and

24. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Don't cross your fingers here...

17. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Now make the android pureview 41 mp

18. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

man, that thing combining with the Nokia Camera app would be so awesome. (On an Android, of course. That combination is already there for WP8.)

20. noteseries

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

still its low android junk phone, we need flagship nokia!

22. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

A flagship Nokia X Phone's destiny is in "Microsoft's" hands. I think Microsoft's New CEO Nadella is a smart man and will allow the production of an upgraded Nokia "XL" to be sold in the USA and the Richer Developed markets. Frankly I think the Nokia "X" and the Nokia "X+" would not sell well in the USA. I am not sure about how well the Nokia "X" and "X+" would sell in England, Spain , France, Sweden, Finland and ect.

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