Lumias selling out in Finland

In the run up to the Windows Phone 8 launch happening later this month, Nokia has cut down the prices on their current Lumia devices in an effort to sell out the remaining inventory.

Recently, both the Lumia 800 and 900 suffered a 100 euro cut, bringing down the price considerably. And as a direct consequence the phones have been selling like crazy lately, especially in Finland where many retailers are running low on stock.

The folks over at esphoneblog are sure that the price drop is the reason behind this sudden interest in the phones, and right now the online retailer is showing the phone as being available again in 3-6 business days.

Of course the shortage may be due to very low stocks and close to zero supplies being brought in as Nokia is switching production, but if that were the case resupplying a few days later would be out of the question.

It may just be the case that the new lower price has made these devices a bargain just too good to miss. And if that's the case let's hope they get in as many hands as possible.

Source: esphoneblog Via: WPCentral

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The same was said when wp7 released that it sold out in finland. now we know where it is.
whatever make people happy.

TusharG said,
Is it possible to install Android on these old Lumia 800 and 900?

Sadly no, quite surprised there isn't a small group trying somewhere though. If Nokia released a Lumia 9xx with Jelly Bean I wouldn't think twice about upgrading.

thealexweb said,

Sadly no, quite surprised there isn't a small group trying somewhere though. If Nokia released a Lumia 9xx with Jelly Bean I wouldn't think twice about upgrading.

WP is beautiful dont know why you want to do that. is like you insert a renault engine inside a ferrari

900rr said,

WP is beautiful dont know why you want to do that. is like you insert a renault engine inside a ferrari

Indeed. Having had the opportunity recently to play on a Lumia 710, I found it to be a much more pleasant experience than Android or iOS. It seems to just "flow" better than those other two OS's.

900rr said,

WP is beautiful dont know why you want to do that. is like you insert a renault engine inside a ferrari

Because only two of my most used apps are on WP, and I'm used to Android and the awesome custom rom scene.

I am not sure this is good news for Nokia: all these people buying actual models will not buy the new ones in a couple of weeks; furthermore in spite of what OEM wish what really seems to trigger sales are prices and not features here.
We will see...

Fritzly said,
I am not sure this is good news for Nokia: all these people buying actual models will not buy the new ones in a couple of weeks; furthermore in spite of what OEM wish what really seems to trigger sales are prices and not features here.
We will see...

this seems a sensible thought process, and i would tend to agree with the logic that these people won't be buying the new ones.

cut the prices when the new one is out i would think is a better option... then people have to make a choice, and a lot of people would say "oh it's only another hundred bucks" may as well get the 820/920

as you say, we will see..

Here's a quote for the source article: "I live in Finland and can confirm the extensive price dumping of the lumias here. You can get an 800 unlocked for as low as 244€ now."

Running low on stock != "Selling like crazy"

The article offers absolutely no evidence to suggest that they are selling well and it is just as likely that Nokia has been running stock down in preparation for the upcoming product launches.

Neowin should not post such dubious stories.

theyarecomingforyou said,
Running low on stock != "Selling like crazy"

The article offers absolutely no evidence to suggest that they are selling well and it is just as likely that Nokia has been running stock down in preparation for the upcoming product launches.

Neowin should not post such dubious stories.

in finland they were selling pretty well

morden said,
in finland they were selling pretty well

Which you say without any supporting evidence - you don't even offer any anecdotal evidence. I could just as easily say they've been selling terribly and no retailers want to stock them any more.

The story may be true but without any verification it should not be posted.

theyarecomingforyou said,
Running low on stock != "Selling like crazy"

The article offers absolutely no evidence to suggest that they are selling well and it is just as likely that Nokia has been running stock down in preparation for the upcoming product launches.

Neowin should not post such dubious stories.

Unfortunately, this isn't the first time. The original WP7 launch had the same claims, as did the Lumia launch, but it turned out that the initial stock was low, as in this case. It seems some people are so desperate to see WP succeed, that they'll misconstrue low stock for high demand.

morden said,

in finland they were selling pretty well

This was said about France, UK and other places, yet the numbers don't agree.

theyarecomingforyou said,
Running low on stock != "Selling like crazy"

The article offers absolutely no evidence to suggest that they are selling well and it is just as likely that Nokia has been running stock down in preparation for the upcoming product launches.

Neowin should not post such dubious stories.

In Finland Lumias have been selling "like crazy" comparing to other countries. WP has the biggest market share in the world there.

Rafyelzz said,
In Finland Lumias have been selling "like crazy" comparing to other countries. WP has the biggest market share in the world there.

That may be true but it has no bearing on this article. The claim here is that there has been a massive increase in sales as a result of the price cut, yet there is no evidence to support that.

We're talking about an end-of-life product that is being phased out - low stock is to be expected. We have also seen innumerable times that manufacturers deliberately limit the availability of stock to give the impression that a product is popular. Without sales figures to support such a claim it should not be taken seriously; without anecdotal evidence, as is the case here, it should be dismissed out of hand.

theyarecomingforyou said,
The story may be true but without any verification it should not be posted.

If they followed your advice and banned rumour and supposition from the front page of Neowin, there'd be virtually nothing left ;-)

On topic though, if this "news" is indeed true. It just goes to show that at the right price and with a bit of decent marketing, that the Lumia's and by extension, Windows Phone itself, will sell well.

theyarecomingforyou said,
Running low on stock != "Selling like crazy"

The article offers absolutely no evidence to suggest that they are selling well and it is just as likely that Nokia has been running stock down in preparation for the upcoming product launches.

Neowin should not post such dubious stories.


I think it's pretty accurate, given that Windows Phone had a massive market share growth in Finland as you can see here: http://gs.statcounter.com/

theyarecomingforyou said,

Which you say without any supporting evidence - you don't even offer any anecdotal evidence. I could just as easily say they've been selling terribly and no retailers want to stock them any more.

The story may be true but without any verification it should not be posted.

TBH it was pretty well everywhere in the news all this year so i did not think i need to link a load of articles (if you follow tech news you WOULD know this), but here you go since january:

http://mynokiablog.com/2012/03...d-elisa-ahead-of-iphone-4s/
http://news.softpedia.com/news...Out-in-Finland-250447.shtml
http://mobigyaan.com/nokia-lum...sold-out-in-finland-ireland
http://nokiapoweruser.com/2012...ne-in-finland-for-february/
http://wmpoweruser.com/finland...ia-710-outselling-iphone-4/

and here's a nice stat for you, i only see strong and steady growth here: http://gs.statcounter.com/#mob...os-FI-monthly-201110-201209

morden said,
TBH it was pretty well everywhere in the news all this year so i did not think i need to link a load of articles (if you follow tech news you WOULD know this), but here you go since january:

You're COMPLETELY missing the point. The article is about how sales have massively taken off since the price drop LAST MONTH. There is absolutely NO evidence for that presented in the article. You're deliberately ignoring the point I'm making in order to post Nokia propaganda.

As for articles about sales, I can post plenty that say the opposite:
http://www.neowin.net/news/new...0-sales-may-be-petering-out
http://www.crn.com/news/mobili...-fraud-poor-lumia-sales.htm
http://www.guardian.co.uk/tech...-smartphone-dwindling-sales
http://myproffs.co.uk/index.ph...dampen-poor-lumia-800-sales-
http://www.mobiledia.com/news/137024.html

More importantly, the majority of the sources you posted are Nokia / WP fan sites - of course they're going to say positive things.

Again, I'm not suggesting sales HAVEN'T been as good as is being claimed - I'm simply saying there is no evidence to support that.

simplezz said,

Unfortunately, this isn't the first time. The original WP7 launch had the same claims, as did the Lumia launch, but it turned out that the initial stock was low, as in this case. It seems some people are so desperate to see WP succeed, that they'll misconstrue low stock for high demand.

84 days ago you were so desperate to discourage WP7 use, you told lies about WP7's competition. But still, your silence on that matter is deafening.

theyarecomingforyou said,

You're COMPLETELY missing the point. The article is about how sales have massively taken off since the price drop LAST MONTH. There is absolutely NO evidence for that presented in the article. You're deliberately ignoring the point I'm making in order to post Nokia propaganda.

As for articles about sales, I can post plenty that say the opposite:
http://www.neowin.net/news/new...0-sales-may-be-petering-out
http://www.crn.com/news/mobili...-fraud-poor-lumia-sales.htm
http://www.guardian.co.uk/tech...-smartphone-dwindling-sales
http://myproffs.co.uk/index.ph...dampen-poor-lumia-800-sales-
http://www.mobiledia.com/news/137024.html

More importantly, the majority of the sources you posted are Nokia / WP fan sites - of course they're going to say positive things.

Again, I'm not suggesting sales HAVEN'T been as good as is being claimed - I'm simply saying there is no evidence to support that.

It's not about evidence. It's about useful information for decision making or at the very least positive news to gauge future performance/actions of Nokia. Going technical with marketing analysis can give range with minimum number. However it's easier to tell there is no evidence instead of trying to find it and estimating it ourselves.

MindState said,
It's not about evidence. It's about useful information for decision making or at the very least positive news to gauge future performance/actions of Nokia.

If evidence isn't important then it's clear that Nokia is failing and that the company will be bankrupt within the next 3 months. Oh wait, that doesn't support your confirmation bias. I apologise.

theyarecomingforyou said,

If evidence isn't important then it's clear that Nokia is failing and that the company will be bankrupt within the next 3 months. Oh wait, that doesn't support your confirmation bias. I apologise.


You are misiing the point. There is strong need for evidence like police work etc. However, the point here is the information to gauge future/current performance. One of the factor that influence sales is price cut. Then, the author tries to analyze based on publicly available information to know how significant the factor of price cut. Never does the aithor state in the artocle that it's the only factor.
To go technical using your term "evidence", there are strong evidence and weak one. I can go on and on using term instead of finding the right point/intended objective of the article.

HoochieMamma said,
Can't sell em? Give em away!

The biggest problem has been carrier support. I've been waiting for a tier1 WP device on Verizon for a long time. I was planning on getting a 900, but they screwed me - ATT only at launch. Now they're screwing us again - 920 exclusive to ATT.