Nokia Lumia 800 tops o2 Germany best selling list
The Nokia Lumia 800 seems to be selling relatively well, probably thanks to the sheer size of the marketing campaign that the Finnish handset manufacturer has embarked on across Europe, and soon the U.S. Websites such as Expansys in Australia have the Lumia 800 ranking #1 in top seller lists. The handset is also packing a punch in Germany (on o2 of all carriers), beating the Samsung Galaxy S II, Nexus, and more.
Nokia were previously setting up blocks of ice that contained a Lumia 800, which made it possible for viewers to watch as the public attempted to smash through the element and get their paws on the Windows Phone. It's good to see the German public are actually purchasing the device as well as wandering around with a pickaxe.
Source: o2, thanks Dirk for the heads up!
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"Despite a TV, poster and print advertising campaign rumoured to have cost more than £20m, the Lumia "sold only narrowly more than Nokia's more basic 'Touch and Type' phone", the FT reports".
Looking at the sales charts of most providers, the Lumia 800 is listed at 1 or 2 in the list of best seling phones. And not in just one country but in a lot of country's. Where I live, the Netherlands, the Lumia 800 is the top selling phone for allready 2 weeks in the sales chart of a major provider KPN. http://www.kpn.com/mobiel/alle-telefoons.cat and look at "best verkocht".
Lets wait for a full sales period before jumping into conclusions.
I'm not convinced though whether the phone has penetrated into public consciousness. I was at an xmas meal a few days ago and was using the Lumia to take photos. People were genuinely interested in it, but only 1 of them had heard of it or Windows phone before - this was a group of 12 people with varying age, ethnicity, gender etc, who all loived in London - although I am not trying to claim a representative samplle! Show me 12 people who've never heard of an iPhone or iPad and I'll show you 12 corpses.
Their interest took a serious dent when the word 'windows' came up, however, and the usual jokes about BSOD etc all came out. Maybe there really is a serious perception problem with the use of the word 'Windows' for a phone?