The sales of Nokia 800 were marked by all sorts of messages about the success of the product. Some believe that the success is inevitable. I remember a similar situation in the US one year ago and can't but smile. Certain journalists and readers have a remarkably short memory. At the start of sales of Windows Phone 7 in the U.S. one of the clearest examples of the popularity of this OS was a photo with 200 people standing lining up outside the AT&T store, which was considered to be a success for the OS of little interest for consumers. Many periodicals proclaimed the emergence of a new king, but if you give a close look at the photo in question you would notice that the majority of people came to get free tickets to a concert of Maroon5. They even did not have to buy a phone with WP7. It was enough to come to Market Street in San Francisco and get the ticket at the store. Sellers frantically begged to listen to a presentation about WP7, but people took the tickets and left. By the end of the day 10 out of 20 phones were sold. The promotion campaign was not too successful.
AT & T realized from the early days that the success of Windows Phone is not too obvious despite the campaign by Microsoft, which cost $100 in the US alone. Therefore, in November 2010 the carrier came up with the solution - buy any WP7 phone and get the second for free. This was the sign that the OS was not popular.
At the beginning of the year all partners of Microsoft could not hide the fact that sales were low. One top manager from LG was followed by AT & T and the secret was impossible to keep. Criticism was massive. Sales were overwhelmingly disappointing. However Microsoft was not embarrassed and started to talk that the next version of Mango will be different. Many began to associate the future popularity of this version with the sales of first Nokia models on WP7. However, today we can say that WP7 Mango enjoys the same popularity as the first version of the OS. HTC was the first to sell its models, but there is not much demand apart from HTC Mozart, which is sold in Russia at the lowest possible price, which does the trick. We can argue that consumers are waiting for Nokia smartphones, but it is hard to believe.
Curiously, Nokia has adopted a methodology for Microsoft and decided to show the "sale" at the expense of gifts. For example, the UK operator Orange offers free Nokia 800 with the contract for 36 pounds a month (it's pretty expensive contract) and gives Xbox360 for free. An excellent proposal that is likely to be in demand and Orange figures confirm that. All such "sales" will be popular, because people love to receive free stuff and XBox360 is a desirable product.
For obvious reasons Nokia does not report first sales data. The company is not profitable to give any exact figures, because it would destroy the entire PR campaign around these products. We can read good reviews and positive feedback, which is exactly the same as the first WP7 models one year ago.
People have a very short memory indeed. Nokia is losing the smartphone market actively. The first results of this failure will be received in April, when the company will report its first quarter figures. Up to that point Nokia will be able to adequately refer to the fact that in the 4th quarter WP7 was sold on a limited number of markets. The irony is that they are the main markets for the company.
I have been a Loyal Nokia buyer but now because of Nokia choosing Windows an the Restrictions with it an the Lumia 800 being over priced,the other day i bought the Samsung Galaxy S2 with Android,an i think this would have been a better choice for Nokia,used to using memory cards an the Lumia does not accept them an now just bought a 32gb memory card,as 16gb with Lumia is not enough for me an i bet alot more,an the stupid buttons taking most of the screen with Windows to match the Galaxy S2 scrren a 4.5 inch screen would be needed on Windows to match the Galaxy S2,sorry Nokia but you made the wrong choice not me
still hoping, Nokia to bring more better and reliable smart fones in future.
coz, currently lumias are more costlier than other fones ..... when weighing against it's specifications status.
mayur, 27 Nov 2011Anyone please tell me how to download videos on dis phone whenever i clicked to download any v... moreGuy whenever u wnt to download, for ur own easy way, go to vuclip.com n click on d video u wish it display hi reg low reg hi stream low stream clik on reg options eida high or low blv me u r on d go 2download jst try dt on any site
samsung galaxy s2nd is better then is phone and this phone not having front camera it is not good
It's quite easy to spot who has seen and used the phone and who hasn't.
Everyone who posts negative things have no experience with it.
now nokia is in the windows pda business. it looks like a mini ipod. a competitive idea to get along with apple iphone.
best hardware best OS simply the best ..Im very happy with this phone
Anyone please tell me how to download videos on dis phone whenever i clicked to download any video it plays it online....so please tell me how to download videos on windows phone
Does the Nokia Lumia 800 support Skype...?? plz if anyone can help...
no 2ndery camera,no card slot.its not a good one.bye nokia n9 .bettar than it.
ad, 27 Nov 2011Does the Lumia 800 OR 710 support file xfers via bluetooth????... very imp. for me. please replyno only sharing the contact
does this nokia lumia better than those windows smartphone offered by samsung?because this phone does not have secondary camera...and those windows based samsung phone have same software and better specs.
Specifications r gud but it would have 1080p video support then it is a sexy phone
Does the Lumia 800 OR 710 support file xfers via bluetooth????... very imp. for me. please reply