One of Nokia’s first Windows Phones, the Lumia 800, went on sale in the U.K. on November 17. While analysts have chimed in to predict lower-than-predicted phone sales — previous guesses were roughly around two-million — Nokia is happy about “an excellent start” in the U.K.
“Based on earliest data the sales start of the Lumia 800 is the best ever first week of Nokia smartphone sales in the U.K. in recent history. By our measures, we have gained significant smartphone sell-out share in the channels in which we are operating in the U.K.”, said the company in an official statement.
They also added: “while it is not our policy to disclose individual product sales figures outside our quarterly financial results, we feel there has been premature sales analysis on the performance of the Lumia 800”, referring to analysts that dropped their guesses to as low as 500,000 units.
A couple of days ago we’ve seen pictures on the Nokia Lumia 800 wearing a “sold out” tag in an Orange U.K. store — which should be a pretty good indication on the market’s feedback. We’ll probably find out more details about how well (or not) the Lumia 800 did with the occasion of the company’s quarterly financial results, though “best ever first week of Nokia smartphone sales in the U.K.” should give a pretty good indication.