Nokia to sell 2 million Lumia units in Q4?; Nokia Lumia 800 to get updates to improve battery life

Nokia to sell 2 million Lumia units in Q4?; Nokia Lumia 800 to get updates to improve battery life
With news that Nokia has sold out the Nokia Lumia 800 in the UK, Deutsche Bank says that they expect the Finnish based frm to sell 2 million units combined of that model and its lower-end cousin, the Nokia Lumia 710, in the fourth quarter. But while the German bank has high expectations for the models, other analysts have been cutting back on their estimates of Lumia sales for this three month period.

For example, James Faucette from Pacific Crest has cut his Q4 estimate of Nokai Lumia sales to just 500,000 from his initial guess of 2 million. Bernstein Research analyst Pierre Ferragu said that the Lumia phones were too expensive and lacked innovation. While the Nokia Lumia 800 is selling like the proverbial hotcakes (of course, an Xbox promotion might have helped some), the manufacturer has not yet announced its plans in relation to the U.S. launch of the model and the Lumia 710.

As far as the early results from the launch of the Nokia Lumia 800, there is some dispute as to how strong the launch was. Bernstein's Ferragu said that his research using Google Trends revealed that the number of searches for the Nokia Lumia 800 equaled the amount done for the Nokia N8 which did not have a strong launch, hinting that the Lumia 800 was off to a slow start. Nokia's James Ethridge responded by saying that the UK release of the Nokia Lumia 800 was the best launch for the Finnish based manufacturer in recent times.

Speaking of the Nokia Lumia 800, users of the device have been complaining about the battery life of the phone. Complaints run from those having to charge the phone more than once a day, to those whose battery loses a large amount of its charge even with the phone just lying around. To combat these problems, Nokia said it will send out an update next month that improves the efficiency of the battery, and a second update in January will add high voltage charging and raise the battery from 1300 mAh to 1450 mAh. Nokia said that these two updates were scheduled and were not set up in a response to any problem with the phone.

source: via BGR (sales figures), WmPoweruser (battery life)

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Lumia 710
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 1300 mAh(7.60h 3G talk time)
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)



1. sdsfnehddfgsdfsd

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

l o l

2. Ocean02

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Its a great phone but also a shame considering the battery. Nokia said its the true windows phone and on top of that they have exclusive partner deal with microsoft, then how come they have miss out the battery issue like this? Just hope it will be trully be fixed with the upcoming update.

16. Whodaboss

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

Is this to infer all the battery issues, amung others, suggest the iPhone is not worthy of owning? After every release of an iPhone there seems to always be some type of major issue. I don't hate any particular phone or OS maker, but I am a Windows fan and just like any other phone maker there are sometime issues when a new phone comes to market. But as with you, hopefully the battery issue is fixed sooner than later.

3. sadaivadai

Posts: 156; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

@Phonearena ... If you don't like this phone please ignore it .. But why are you always writing a fully negative article on it ?

4. Eingild

Posts: 203; Member since: Apr 19, 2011

Because haters gonna hate.

5. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

wow..what a news! Like android phones wouldn't have problems with battery. The same goes to your beloved iphone. Come on guys. Spare us such a crappy articles.

6. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

Why all the hate? As far as I know everybody likes the phone it sells good and only one analysis told that its selling bad ... so that means he is right?

7. thatdude1 unregistered

Its obvious to me(and others, it would seem)that phone arena just does not like Nokia products. That being the case, phone arena, why report on Nokia at all? You write about poor battery life on the Lumia as if it's exclusive to Nokia-Windows handsets and not prevalent in a slew of Android handsets as well as the iPhone. Please, phone arena, at least TRY to be objective in your reporting and show a little more integrity in what you do.

8. T00muchF00D

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

I get so excited about seeing an article about the lumia 800 because I think it's definitely a seller, a solid device, and wp7 is so so smooth and buttery....but then phone arena has 6456715 articles about negativity...all based on PREDICTIONS! write on facts please dont encourage the predictions! If you write about just bad things on a great product that sold out then you are a true hater. Im sorry nokias phone isn't called iPhone you biased #$% hole

9. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

Common guys!!! The iphone 4s had battery issues and i read about it on phones Arena, along with a whole bunch of android phones in the past. Why not Nokia then?! Apparently you guys really want Nokia and Microsoft to do well and its understandable but to say Phonearena should overlook the battery issue here will be injustice to the end user which include other people looking to buy capable smart phones. Nokia haven't been great on their recent smart phones of late and it may probably be reason why Phonearena isn't particularly kind to the brand but the lumia looks like the real deal but I'd let phonearena do what they will do though.

15. thatdude1 unregistered

Whether Nokia has recently put out a decent product or not(and they have)is not the point. Phone arena should only be reporting on the facts OBJECTIVELY. Personal opinion plays no part in objective reporting.

10. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

why d hell you guys after nokia`s life. iPA

11. T00muchF00D

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

Yeah they are entitled to comment about the battery...NOT 4 articles about it though. That shows their intentions

12. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

yeah means even if there is a tiny problem with a nokia or a samsung handset, they go gaga about it for days. on the other hand they will always try to save apple. it seems like apple fund this website because its always biased towards anything non-apple.

13. Q8cavalry

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Good news i hope Nokia files bankruptcy as soon as possible Waiting...

14. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

tell that to your dad. because there are enough nokia lovers in this world.

17. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

i thought the battery was 1450 or something based on the specs

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