Nokia Lumia 800 feedback from carrier and retailer sales staff
While the HTC Titan and Samsung Focus S are both proving to be fairly popular in the U.S., we've heard analysts down Nokia for Lumia 800 sales and the manufacturer bouncing back with positive statements. MyNokiaBlog have compiled some feedback (published at Nokia Connections) from carriers and retailers in Europe, which all show positive signs on how well the Lumia 800 is selling. Nokia (and Microsoft) have the daunting task to help train sales staff in stores to push out Windows Phone handsets and is needed after reports we've received from those who reside in the U.S., Europe and (more recently) Australia. We're going to leave this to the employees at UK carriers and retailers to explain how things are going.
Joe Moody, Orange:
Ian McLaren, Carphone Warehouse:
Bill Bennett, Three UK:
Matt Rampersad, Orange:
A feel good post for you, be sure to head on over to MyNokiaBlog to read up on the rest of the feedback from sales staff. I must be honest, I never thought we'd see the day.
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
It is good to hear that WP/Nokia is taking off elsewhere. Now if the US would just wake up. :/
There was one guy at one retailer who really liked them though. He made a similar comment about how people think they want one phone till they take 5 seconds w/a wp7 and everything just works...
I'm so very looking forward to the marketing frenzy from Nokia to hit over here. >:o
I can't wait for Nokia's marketing frenzy to hit the US, Australia and every other country in the world! :P
Obviously, advertising is going to be critical for WP to move forward but Windows Phone needs to continue to get to the sales people. I was happy to see at the Windows Phone night out's the moved the sales and tech people to the VIP areas to encourage and guide their use of the phones. They need to do more.
Verizon is pushing its sale people to push LTE and it's brand DROID line
Verizion wants to take customers away from AT&T current/future iPhone users)
The simple fact that Verizon doesn't have any 2nd wave WP speaks the loudes of all. Hopefully, the money MS is putting into retail incentives, which they should have been doing from the start, gets the meter moving.
lol, i had to use that to persuade my sis to switch over too :P, now we're just waiting patiently until they arrive