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Nokia to market Lumia smartphones directly this Holiday season

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Nokia to market Lumia smartphones directly this Holiday season
No, the arching contraption you see in the photo below isn't a time machine, nor a high-tech tanning booth. It is a flashy display stand, the kinds of which Nokia has been using across Europe and other parts of the world to promote its phones. They can usually be seen in shopping malls, with sales assistants around them ready to give answers to your burning questions about Nokia hardware.

"But wait, how come I haven't seen these before?", you say. Well, the thing is that Nokia has rarely used them in the U.S.

Nokia to market Lumia smartphones directly this Holiday season
However, that is about to change soon, it seems, judging by evidence found on the internet. It is being reported that Nokia will be marketing its Lumia smartphones directly and it is currently recruiting "motivated and outgoing candidates with previous retail sales experience". The campaign will begin on November 12 and will run until December 31, right in time for the holiday shopping spree.

Now, it isn't exactly clear which U.S. markets Nokia will be targeting with its campaign, but it is certain that Queens Center Mall in New York City is on the list. In case you happen to spot one of the Nokia arcs in your  local mall as well, do not hesitate to let us know!

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posted on 08 Oct 2012, 03:46 6

1. Lift_Off (Posts: 152; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)

Lumia 920 come to Verizon!!!!!! >:|

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 07:28

8. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Yeah it will after 3 months or so. Heck it will be days before SPRING comes before this phone hits Verizon. What is going to happen is that the Samsung ATIV S will come out & take all the would be Nokia Lumia 920 buyers.

This HOLIDAY season people should be looking at the Nokia Lumia 920 for Verizon, BUT instead they will see the VERY nice may I add Samsung ATIV S & go that route because of Microsoft & Nokia dumba$$ move.

With the exclusivity deal they have with AT&T, BOTH Microsoft with their WP8 & Nokia with their Lumia 920 will lose millions of sales. I really am starting to think that Nokia wants to go out of business because they are making choices that make me scratch my head.

Simple equation. If you want to sell your best phone then RELEASE it for every carrier POSSIBLE not just ONE, ESPECIALLY during the HOLIDAY season.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 03:57 5

2. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

Every manufacturer does it where I live. HTC did it with their One X, Sammy with S3, Nokia with 808 hopefully Nokia does this in India as well. And yes, all of this is just a stone's throw away from where I live.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 04:13 1

3. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

That's right.. have seen such campaigns from Sammy, Nokia, Sony and HTC here. Hoping that they release 920 in India in Nov, at good price *__*

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 04:24 1

4. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

Haven't seen such an event from Sony yet. I may be wrong though.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 05:25 1

5. brock8687 (Posts: 10; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)

I guess sony spends all the money on R&D.... :P

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 07:01 1

6. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

All on R&D? Will people buy devices when they don't know about them? 4 of my friends brought a Sammy instead of a One s/Xperia S thanks to the promotions/adverts Sammy is showing. The other two may be better than S2 but not many know about them.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 07:18

7. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

Market all you want but ain't any good if only available on ATT. And only a small handful of tech geeks will spend that $1000 on an unlocked L920. Frankly starting to hate the name Lumia and more intrigued with Surface.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 08:48

11. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

I doubt it'd be $1000. The 808 PureView was, at most, $700 when it hit Amazon US

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 07:34

9. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4290; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Too much time is always bad news...

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 08:47

10. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

I'd take a leave of absence from my job to do that, especially if I got to keep my demo phone(s)!

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 19:17

12. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

i connot wait for it!

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 20:21

13. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

i dont know why PA still didnt report that T-Mobile US announce Nokia 810- a phone that is exclusive to the carrier!


its identical to 820 but got better battery....

and the device looks like the pic that PA was using on the surface phone rumor post!


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