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Nokia Lumia 800 gets mixed response to launch, update on route

Earlier this week Nokia launched its new flagship device the Lumia 800, which the company is pinning its hopes on to help it reestablish itself in the smartphone market. The handset was the first from Nokia to be running the new Windows Phone 7.5 Mango operating system. Now we can tell you that the Nokia Lumia 800 gets a mixed response to its launch, and a update is on route.

According to mobile carriers are reporting mixed preorders for the handset compared to other platforms. Two separate sources from mobile carriers have said the device has had much lower orders compared to the iPhone 4S, and handsets on the Android platform.

But carrier Orange are painting a different picture and said the Nokia Lumia 800 has seen the most successful Nokia launch, and had proven to be highly popular with preorders. The fact that the company was giving away a free Xbox 360 console as we reported previously may have had something to do with it though.

Chief executive of Nokia Stephen Elop has said sales of the device will grow over time without revealing any targets. One of the mobile operators said it has to be expected that the device got off to a slow start compared to rivals, as Nokia was only just coming back into the market.

Meanwhile WinRumors are reporting that Nokia are getting ready to release an update for the handset already. This is to fix some address issues with Microsoft Exchange 2003, and also a voicemail notification problem. There are also some improvements related to battery life part of the update. It has been revealed that the update is already in the hands of carriers for testing before release.

What do you make of the Nokia Lumia 800?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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