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Swedish online retailer says demand for Nokia Lumia 920 twice that seen for the Samsung Galaxy S III

0. phoneArena posted on 27 Nov 2012, 11:21

Calling demand for the Nokia Lumia 920 "absolutely huge," Swedish online retailer Dustin said that it is seeing twice the demand for the Windows Phone 8 model than what it had experienced for the flagship Samsung Galaxy S III...

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posted on 27 Nov 2012, 11:27 30

1. ray77 (Posts: 126; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)

That good is great nokia.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 11:31 27

4. MeoCao (unregistered)

Nokia certainly deserves it.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 11:59 24

10. brandonrana (Posts: 57; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)

Iam very happy for nokia. Great comeback. ;) and now WP8 wont look back. :)

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 16:03 1

41. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

In a way, this is bad news dot WP..a single device totally kills all other WP offerings.
Mark my words, WP market share will remain pitiful in this quarter.
Even if it tripples in sales, it will mean a growth of ~ 6 million units.(meaning an extremely generous estimate of ~10M units overall )

Meanwhile, iPhone will grow by some 20 million units (around 45M total ), and Android will rake in another 10 million (135M total )

You Nokia fans really lack perspective

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 16:53

43. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

And you any semblance of objectivity. Growth is growth, and that is what WP needs. Of course there will be some, like you, that will talk down to any sign of strength. Of course, even the best case scenario for Nokia will be paltry compared to Android and Apple overall sales. But the point is survival of Nokia and the recognition of this great device. HTC and Samsung can build off of the success of the 920, and Nokia needs to as well. But this is great news for competition and choice. Everyone benefits from a healthy, aggressive, and successful 3rd OS.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 17:38

44. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Gee, I agree.
No problem with such opinion. I wish most of WP fans were like you though.
It's fan boys I have low tolerance for.
That's all.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 19:19 2

51. MeoCao (unregistered)

920 sells well but WP will not. 920 alone cannot save WP.

Still we must aclnowledge Nokia's efforts.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 10:45 1

75. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

Its not that a single device kills WP8 , its the quality & software enhancement that makes a phone good . Eg : SG3 is ripping android sales , thats cuz it has some good software enhancements by Samsung .

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 11:30 23

2. nd_arn (Posts: 14; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)

nokia is back.good one . i cant wait for lumia 920 .

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 15:07 3

36. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)

only in sweden lol :D

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 11:30 9

3. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

A small Swedish retailer? Selling 4 phones per year to Bears?
Don't make us laugh loud...
At least Guys let's talk about a big European retailer, and you will see the the the top selling devices are GNexus, Nexus 4, Note 2, S3, One X+, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s...

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 12:01 15

12. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Lumia 920 is the most innovative phone of the year, Nokia deserve it because they worked hard to bring a strong competitor to the table. A 3rd big OS will be great for innovations and affordable prices. And the Sweden is a 9+ million country, and there are beautiful places to go, is not a mediaeval land that you think it is!

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 12:26 2

18. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

I'm not talking about what's the most innovative, but only about sales, and Nokia is selling few phones compared to the other manufacturer.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 14:47 3

34. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)

most innovative? its a great phone but most innovative is a big claim and we can't go by just the camera so give us a little more to go off of like features... cause im still not really blown away by anything feature wise since i got my s3 thats right even the gn4.. lol

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 16:35 1

42. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)

How about the capacitive touch hd+ clear black display for starters?

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 15:44 4

40. wendygarett (unregistered)

I hate to say this but I have to :(

Live tiles is the most innovative things I have ever seen... This could change everything... Probably will replace the twenty years old icon soon... That's what I afraid of...

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 22:41

54. Immolate (Posts: 310; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)

I get that some people like the live tiles, but to others, including me, they are ghastly and a giant step backward to when we didn't have a lot of colors or pixels to work with. Icons and widgets don't have to be box or a rectangle.

The good news for WP8 is that Windows 8 is even more distateful than the phone, thus distracting attention from it.

Now before you go smacking me around for being a Windows hater, I've been a Windows fan since Windows 286. I feel like every version since then has been an improvement (with the exception of Vista). But at least Vista retained the general flavor of Windows. Win8 tries to reinvent the OS in a revolutionary way. Bad idea IMO.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 11:31 9

5. dallas90733 (Posts: 36; Member since: 06 Mar 2011)

Hummm, yeah, sure, okay...hahahah
Over the GS3 right? wink, wink

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 11:33 3

6. superguy (Posts: 309; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

And Blackberry 10 will be the come back kid and eclipse them both. Right ....

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 11:40 6

7. ZexyZahid (Posts: 11; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)

Yeah waiting for it's release in Pakistan

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 11:51 3

8. bucky (Posts: 3142; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

Nokia is Swedish......

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 12:17 8

15. TrainFromUkraine (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

Really? I didn't know Finland was absorbed by Sweden.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 12:39 7

21. bucky (Posts: 3142; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

actually, my mistake. You're 100% right.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 13:30 3

30. StreetNerd (Posts: 836; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

must be an american

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 11:55 2

9. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)

MS did a good job ditching the zune requirement. while i have read that it's still somewhat clunky moving files around, this new feature alone is making me reonsider windows as a mobile platform

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 12:25

16. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)

It's even harder to move files now... they shouldn't have removed Zune if they didn't have a better alternative.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 12:51 2

23. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)

Dude, WP8 already supports mass storage mode, you don't need any special software to move files from your phone.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 12:00 13

11. androidCrap (Posts: 9; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)

Nokia deserves it than the copycat Samdung or any Android crap devices.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 22:44

55. Immolate (Posts: 310; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)

Well played sir! I loved Android until I read your post! Now your soaring and eloquent prose has swayed me to the Windows camp! Bravo!

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 12:04 7

13. Jasonhunterx (Posts: 111; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)

Windows Phone 8 is cool and all but it has major flaws horrible notifications missing key apps that IOS and Android users enjoy but i will say this it has fluid simplistic UI but Microsoft has some major work to do

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