Early reports have rolled in regarding the performance of the Nokia Lumia 800, recently launched in Denmark, and overall its all pretty good.
Some retailers have seen levels of demand similar to the iPhone 4S.
“We have since Friday experienced the same demand, as shown by the introduction of the iPhone 4S.Â Lumia 800 has sold more than three times as much as number two on our sales charts, “Morten Steen Jensen, purchasing manager at TDC, Denmark’s largest telecom company, told Mobilsiden.dk. TheÂ TDC chief says that one third of customers have chosen a Lumia in either pink or blue, rather than the black variety
“Lumia 800 sales is not comparable with the iPhone 4S, but it mixes with the mobiles that sell best on the market currently, it has also sold better than the N8 and N9 at launch, and it also sells better than other manufacturers do when there’s a new product, “says sales director Michael Bech from Telia.
At Telia is Lumia 800 is right now second only to the iPhone on their sales charts.
Telenor also expresses satisfaction with initial sales of Nokia’s newest smartphone, but expects that sales only really takes off from this week.
Probably the least hyped is the carrier 3 Denmark.
“At 3 we did not experience “iPhone hype” but customer feedback is that customers faced with the Lumia 800 reports the same as with Apple’s products – high usability and good design. Â Our experience is that it is our Nokia customer base, which typically goes after Lumia 800 and thereby upgrade from their old Nokia mobile.Â But we have high hopes for Windows Phone in general and believe that there will be slowly built up a faithful Windows fan base when the Danes discover how complete and user friendly it is, “says Mette Christiansen from 3’s PR department.
Nokia’s financial reports in 2 days is sure to be interesting, especially due to rapidly dropping Symbian sales, but if reports like this continue to come in I suspect Nokia will be all right in the end.
Thanks Thomas for the tip.