CEO of Finnish retailer, Verkkokauppa reports strong interest in the Nokia Lumia 1020
The CEO of Finnish retailer Verkkokauppa (www.verkkokauppa.com), Samuli Seppälä has reported that pre-orders for the Lumia 1020 are looking strong. The Nokia flagship Windows Phone has been available for little more than a few days, but that hasn't stopped consumers getting stuck in, waving cash in the air. Stating the retailer has received hundreds of orders from consumers, Seppälä paints a jolly picture for Nokia, especially in its homeland.
Seppälä went as far as to say, "the number of preorders accelerates the closer the actual release date comes." Finland is an important market for Nokia, but it will also be interesting to see how the new smartphone performs in other European countries, the US, as well as Asia. There's a long way to go with the mobile device only just going into the pre-order stage, but it's good news nonetheless.
If you're interested, be sure to head on over to Verkkokauppa to place an order.
Source: Arvopaperi; thanks, E. Franssi, for the tip!
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edit: I'd say finns are more willing to give Nokia a chance, but won't buy anything just out of brand loyalty. The product has to be good too.
TMo says generally that:
Non T-Mobile Device: will need to have the T-Mobile 4G LTE APN added to the phone to connect to 4G LTE. Contact us for assistance with adding the 4G LTE APN.
This is the first device that I think I can justify paying full freight, but I'm only going to do it if I can get 4G LTE. Not sure what getting the APN added entails.
There are a few versions of the phone. I think the international model (RM-877?) would work on T-Mobile, but I'm not sure