Last week we heard that Nokia’s debut Windows Phone 7 handset, the Lumia 800, was tipped for sales disappointment. However, a couple of days later Nokia claimed that the Lumia 800 was a sell-out in the UK. What the…?
Now some figures from Facebook appear to show a spurt in Windows Phone 7 activations, and that’s thanks largely to the Nokia Lumia 800. Probably.
As WMPoweruser reports, there were 100,000 new Windows Phone 7 Facebook activations in the two-week period from November 11 to November 25. Based on previous calculations, that’d put the total number of Windows Phone 7 sales in the 600,000 region.
WMPoweruser notes that Facebook activation figures have been used to correctly estimate sales figures in the past.
A number of spanking new Windows Phone 7 handsets recently arrived alongside Mango, including the HTC Titan and Radar, and the Samsung Focus S (in the States, at least).
But it’s thought that the Nokia Lumia 800, with its aggressive marketing campaign, is to thank for the cheeky boost in activations.
However, as WMPoweruser concedes, Windows Phone 7 is still a looong way behind Android. Google’s ubiquitous OS would expect well over 600,000 activations (try half a million) per day, never mind two weeks.