Nokia Lumia 800 selling quite well, actually

Nokia Lumia 800 selling quite well, actuallyLast 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.

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Stelph  Nov. 30, 2011 at 12:10

Could someone do the same investigation into Meego to see the sales for the N9?

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 30, 2011 at 12:30

100,000 activations in a 2 week period is 70x less than Google would expect from its Android OS...

blizzard7  Nov. 30, 2011 at 15:46

100,000 activations in a 2 week period is 70x less than Google would expect from its Android OS...

You have to start somewhere :p Considering WP7 to Windows Phone is essentially what Donut was to Android.

bilbob  Nov. 30, 2011 at 16:24

and that 100,000 was facebook activations, are you suggesting that google would be activating 7 million new phones connecting to facebook alone in two weeks?
600,000 was the suggested figure for sales for that period. Obviously, el'goog would still be massively ahead, but again, put it in perspective... it's a good jump.

lcurdie / MOD  Nov. 30, 2011 at 17:33

Right enough, bilbob. That figure should've really been 600,000 in the last paragraph. Let's blame the bottle of rum I had for breakfast.

corgi74  Dec. 1, 2011 at 17:22

Got mine today and I'm actually rather impressed with it. Where I work one other iPhone owner has got 1 and a huge symbian fan is considering it. I did tell him was the last Symbian fan who didn't s*** in his own drinking water supply and he agreed it was time to look for another OS.

equ  Dec. 3, 2011 at 12:17

I have been following the reviews carefully, common complains are poor battery life, poor camera and having to use Zune software to transfer files (though aparently you can hack the registery to enable mass storage mode, lol nice user friendly interface M$).
I realy dont think anyone used to Symbion is going to like WP7. For the gains in user interface you have lost features and customisability. Its why Symbion had "All though darn menu's". Andriod is the new flagholder for powerful customisable mobile OS, thats why android has lots of menu's lol (Though Android does a better job is hiding menus from normal day to day activerty (The main weak point of Symbion was you still had to go to menu system too often...).

lookalike  Dec. 8, 2011 at 15:07

100,000 activations in a 2 week period is 70x less than Google would expect from its Android OS...

70 times less than Google as of now. But the fact is Android activations where 50x less after one year of launch of the product compared to Windows Phone 7. Use it , then come and comment. In reality Android is eating apple, android is swallowed by Windows Phone...thats whats happening in major parts of Europe..and as far as initial numbers from India is saying. Now China and US sales will be coming next year. Wait and Watch !!!

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 9, 2011 at 11:36

I've used WP7, it's horrible. It has all the crappy restrictions of iOS without the massive app store or the Apple brand behind it. WP7 has less than a tenth of Android's market share and I don't know the figures for iOS but I know WP7 is considerably less than that as well.

As for Android eating iOS and WP7 eating Android...I'll stick with the figures we have now rather than speculate for the future...


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