Nokia allegedly scored 2.5 million Lumia 920 orders, its design chief talks shop about the chassis (video)

Nokia allegedly scored 2.5 million Lumia 920 orders, its design chief talks shop about the chassis (video)
Yahoo China mentioned nonchalantly in a report about the launch of the Lumia 920 in China, that Nokia has so far received 2.5 million orders for the device, which is a pretty big number for a handset that's been out for just a couple of weeks.

They say that the device is being sold out in places like Germany, Australia, even the US, and if Amazon's "out of stock" sign for the cyan and yellow version is any indication, they might be correct.

Long before this report, Wall Street wise guys like Goldman Sachs have apparently been backing up the truck in the last few days to load on Nokia's beaten shares, sending the stock price soaring more than 30% since last week. 

As usual, Wall Street is frontrunning everybody, but even if the big boys hadn't come into play, the unique features of the Lumia 920 were certain to make it a relative success, and not only because of Nokia fans nostalgia, but since the phone is offering innovations no other handset currently has.

Nokia's chief of design Marko Ahtisaari, often referred to as "Nokia's Jony Ive", took to the YouTubes yesterday, and explained how the design process for the Lumia 920 went to make the chubby handset stand out in terms of looks, too.


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Lumia 920
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(10.8h 3G talk time)



1. husfus

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

Impressive!! That will reduce the gap

2. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

sounds true

28. the_best

Posts: 139; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

have anyone noticed how pa uses words like "allegedly" or "According to" whenever they talk about the success of the lumia920, its like they have to report it because its their job, but if so, then they just have to sow a seed of doubt.

3. nooraldeen

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

very good now all they have to do is keep going like this and they will be the king of mobilephones again

4. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

and NOW THE LUMIA 920 vs iPhone 5 comparison! -,-'

11. gothicheart

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

that would be the day that phonearena will never do. There would only be two results when this happens: 1. everyone knows that there really in no comparison, the lumia will crush the ip5 in every aspect, plus so much more 2. phonearena will make a new benchmark for being "most biased towards the iphone"(won't be surprised here, it's real name is iphonearena), and find ways and wordings that would still praise the ip5 and have negative ones for the 920... so, you see bro, these are the reasons why phonearena is never gonna make that comparison. it is possible that they will do it, but they would most certainly include another phone, just to avoid direct comparisons...

12. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

...and of course we all ready know who the winner is. There is no need to do any comparison between the two. No matter the good, bad, or ugly, or same'ol , same'ol, that particular phone will always win. But the real winner is seen from the user ratings. Users are the ones who have the final say, not from any one tech reviewer.

17. gothicheart

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

...and a very biased tech reviewer at that....

5. jubbing

Posts: 150; Member since: Aug 20, 2008

Jeez, $700 is more than I would have expected in Hong Kong. Was planning on buying it there, now I'm not sure.

6. Macer

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

You guys do know that this is an error, right? I mean this story is claiming that the pre orders of ONE country are bigger than how many Lumias Nokia sold during the last quarter worldwide... Yeah... no.

8. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

not one country. worldwide.

9. jubbing

Posts: 150; Member since: Aug 20, 2008

It's worldwide.. they never said it's a USA only sale...

15. gothicheart

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

no bro that is not an error, that is only in China. It actually say so in the first sentence: "in a report about the launch of the Lumia 920 in China, that Nokia has so far received 2.5 million orders for the device." you might want to read it once more... And 2.5 million really is not a big number, if you consider China's total population of 1.3 billion people (1,336,718,015 as of mid-2011). And one possible reason for this is that it was just in 2010 when nokia still had 70% of Chinese smartphone market. That is what you can probably call "name recall." And yes, it is very possible, if the whole population of China is 1.3 billion, and the total population is 6.7 billion.... yeah, WORLDWIDE! When you come to think of it, in every five people on the planet is a resident of China... Just how can anyone be so stupid to ignore this to even make that kind of comment....

7. satydesh

Posts: 71; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

lets see how nokia does in Q4 will give indication whats happening actually or fake news?

10. maverick786us

Posts: 159; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

First 3 quaters had huge losses for Nokia. But I hope this Q4 will bring Nokia back to profitability

13. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

good job for nokia & microsoft on this milestone. i suppose developers would take a peek to windows phone if they see this. the achievement is impressive remembering the manifacturer is down from number 3 to number 8 in 1 year and the OS' share percentage is very low

14. gothicheart

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

the king is back!!! now time for the pretentious jesters to get out of the way...

16. jsdechavez

Posts: 818; Member since: Jul 20, 2012


18. XYZ360

Posts: 53; Member since: Jan 01, 2012

initial sales are always high and doesn't say how nokia will be in 6 months time

19. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

they are sure to announce a new lumia in CES or MWC next year

20. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

news!!! very good news

21. Thephonegeek

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

Lumia 920 is a great phone with a few flaws. It's too heavy. And with a 10.7mm thickness a micro SD card was expected. However Nokia should expand their wp8 lineup and bring some Midrange and entry level smartphones. And Lumia phones should reach more countries.

22. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

is a 16 oz bottle of water too heavy for you? if so i'd suggest you get out of your place of residence more. the lumia 920 weighs less than a 16 oz bottle of water.

27. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

What do you see the 820/810/822 and 510 as? Even the 900, 800, 710, and 610 are still good enough for low- and mid-range offerings. More countries would be good as long as the language support isn't too difficult. Thankfully WP is mostly icon-based for the main screen so language is less necessary.

23. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

if it were true, "pretty big number" is "overly under-stating" it...we're talking sgs / iphone type of hype and consumer demand for a product launch, metaphorically or even literally....

24. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Folks Nokia needs a second High end smaller smart phone. I hope that Nokia takes the old Nokia 900 body and put a 4.3 HIgh def screen in it and new Electronic circuit boards in it to run a dual core CPU and load it with the New Windows Phone 8 OS. All Nokia current 4.3 inch screen smart phones do not have a high def screen to take them to the next level. most other smart Phone makers have a High def 4.3 inch smart phone as well as their big screen smart phones the HTC 8X has a 4.3 high def screen and feels easier to handle than a big Nokia 920. I will get a 920 but wanted the the Verizon Lumia 822 to have 4.3 inch high def screen like the HTC 8X. Man OH Man if Nokia had given the Verizon lumia 822 a high def screen it would have been the nokia device Verizon customers would line up for. the HTC 8X lacks a 32 gig model to be what a lot of people want

25. SportDriver

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Grear news for Nokia.

26. brandonrana

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

I was expecting this good news to come soon.. And here it is. Iam Happy for nokia.

29. cnyte

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

go nokia!

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