Around a week ago we reported that the launch of the Nokia Lumia 800 had received a mixed response from various carriers ahead of a software update for the device. Now we have news that the Nokia Lumia 800 specs see high demand in the UK, and the device is sold out already.
This week has already seen analysts cutting sales forecasts for the company’s first two Window’s Phone handsets. BGR are reporting that it was originally thought Nokia would shift around two million units during the fourth quarter. That was then dropped to only 500,000 after early checks had shown lower than expected demand.
Despite all the analysts suggesting the handset was not going to do well it has been confirmed by Nokia that the handset has sold out in the UK. The company said in a statement that the Lumia 800 had got off to a strong start, and had achieved the “best ever first week of Nokia smartphone sales in the U.K. in recent history”.
Nokia didn’t go into specific sales figures for the device but the country has been a strong market for the company previously. Nokia has seen launches for a number of highly anticipated handsets in the country in the past, so if the Lumia 800 achieved the company’s best ever week it may have sold well. BGR have used the handset and said it was a good start for Nokia as it looks to make a comeback in the smartphone market.
Maybe many consumers are not going to give the Lumia 800 a chance based on previous attempts by the company, which may be a little unfair. Some have spoke of disappointment though that there is no option of expanding memory via microSD card as well.
Are you thinking of the Nokia Lumia 800 as a future handset?
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