Nokia Lumia 800 becomes best selling phone in Finland

It looks like Nokia is making some progress in getting people to try their Lumia line of Windows Phone-powered smartphones, at least in their native country. According to E's Phoneblog, two Finnish phone carriers have released their sales results for the month of February 2012 and both show that the Nokia Lumia 800 was the best selling phone for that month.

One phone carrier, Elisa, shows that the Lumia 800 was number one for both consumers and for businesses in February. Apple's iPhone 4S was number two in sales for consumers in February. Another wireless carrier in Finland, DNA, also shows the Lumia 800 on top of consumer sales for February, again beating out the Apple iPhone 4S.

While the Lumia 800 launched in other parts of Europe back in November, the smartphone was only launched in Finland on February 1.

The Lumia 710, which launched in Finland in mid-February, came in at number nine for DNA's list of best selling smartphones for February and in the 12th position in Elisa's consumer and business sales list.

Of course, Nokia does have something of a home field advantage when it comes to selling its own smartphones in Finland. However, with the Lumia 900 about to land State side, things should be on the up and up for the vendor.

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its like xbox selling well in US, PS3 in Japan and Samsung in Korea... No surprise there...
where else is it top selling? launched in Finland on February 1... thats says why it is top selling in finland this month.

Um isn't that a different thing entirely? People in Japan don't buy a PS3 because it's Japanese, they buy it because a majority of the games they play are available on the PS3 and not the xbox.

You have to give Nokia credit for outselling the iPhone. And its the second top selling phone in Australia (2 days after its release), behind the galaxy s2 and if the report in BPN is to be believed its selling really fast in Russia as well.

Razorfolds said,
Um isn't that a different thing entirely? People in Japan don't buy a PS3 because it's Japanese, they buy it because a majority of the games they play are available on the PS3 and not the xbox.

No PS3 is best selling console in japan by a huge difference compared to xbox.. games availability is the same in japan and US... games availability usually depends on how console sells not the other way around...thats a lame excuse...

I would give credit but lets just compare the release day sale of iphone 4s(its in millions) or SG S2... thats my point its best selling because it was released this month... if its consistent for few more months then i agree

still1 said,

No PS3 is best selling console in japan by a huge difference compared to xbox.. games availability is the same in japan and US... games availability usually depends on how console sells not the other way around...thats a lame excuse...

Um I'm pretty sure a ton of japanese games that are available on PS3, aren't available on xbox. Game availability is not the same, not by a large margin since both have a ton of exclusives and that's what generally sells a console. If the PS3 has more japanese exclusives than the 360, it will sell more in Japan. If the 360 had more, that would be the best seller.

Also just to point out Samsung isn't always a best seller in Korea. The iPhone 4S outsold the Galaxy S2 (release week figures).

Razorfolds said,

Um I'm pretty sure a ton of japanese games that are available on PS3, aren't available on xbox. Game availability is not the same, not by a large margin since both have a ton of exclusives and that's what generally sells a console. If the PS3 has more japanese exclusives than the 360, it will sell more in Japan. If the 360 had more, that would be the best seller.

Also just to point out Samsung isn't always a best seller in Korea. The iPhone 4S outsold the Galaxy S2 (release week figures).

and one of the main reasons those games are on the PS3 and not the XBOX? national loyalty

Razorfolds said,

Um I'm pretty sure a ton of japanese games that are available on PS3, aren't available on xbox. Game availability is not the same, not by a large margin since both have a ton of exclusives and that's what generally sells a console. If the PS3 has more japanese exclusives than the 360, it will sell more in Japan. If the 360 had more, that would be the best seller.

Also just to point out Samsung isn't always a best seller in Korea. The iPhone 4S outsold the Galaxy S2 (release week figures).


there are also ton of exclusive games available in xbox that are not available in PS3..
so??? on topic... as you said iphone 4s outsold sg s2 on release day since ton of people were waiting to buy it... that's the same with what happened with Nokia here.... on the release date any anticipated phone will sell well...

still1 said,

there are also ton of exclusive games available in xbox that are not available in PS3..
so???

But most people in Japan don't care about those exclusives, hence why it doesn't sell all that well.

as you said iphone 4s outsold sg s2 on release day since ton of people were waiting to buy it... that's the same with what happened with Nokia here.... on the release date any anticipated phone will sell well...

Read my post again. The iPhone 4S release week figures were HIGHER than the Galaxy S2 release week figures.

And also this isn't the lumia 800 release week figures I don't think, since I'm pretty sure the phone has been available in Finland since end of November. Unless I'm wrong and Nokia delayed the launch of it in their own home country?

Razorfolds said,

But most people in Japan don't care about those exclusives, hence why it doesn't sell all that well.

Read my post again. The iPhone 4S release week figures were HIGHER than the Galaxy S2 release week figures.

And also this isn't the lumia 800 release week figures I don't think, since I'm pretty sure the phone has been available in Finland since end of November. Unless I'm wrong and Nokia delayed the launch of it in their own home country?


It says that it was just made available in Finland on Feb. 1. But I understand you completely.

still1 said,
its like xbox selling well in US, PS3 in Japan and Samsung in Korea... No surprise there...

One thing that you forget, majority of gamers in Japan doesn't like first person shooter games or games that can stress them, hence the popularity of simulation and role playing games, and there is an abundance of them in Japan that are sold only for the PS3.

Look at this way, do you see any of the Japanese title that are published here in the US that popular (other than Final Fantasy and Resident Evil (Biohazard in Japan))? No, it is because we like our video game fast and gut wrenching, and nothing too cute.

Back to the topic, all I can say is it is a start, and hopefully more people in other countries will recognize that Window Phone is a viable option between iPhone and Android phones.

Honestly, Nokia hasn't been held in high regard for years over here in Finland. They made their mark with near indestructible "dumbphones" back in the day but most of their smart phone forays have been lacking at best. The Windows Phones actually seem rather nice and considering they're a fair bit cheaper than the iPhone 4/4S it's no wonder they're selling well, especially since they've been just released here. Which is pretty ****ed up, why the hold up?

That said, Nokia should've invested more in the N9 and the Meego platform. If they had had the 41 megapixel camera with that they could've had a hit in their hands if it was priced the same as the Lumia 800.

Funny how ANY piece of good news for WP7 will be spun negatively by the haters. You will all probably pass out when the real jaw-dropping WP hardware from Nokia drops later this year.

efjay said,
Funny how ANY piece of good news for WP7 will be spun negatively by the haters. You will all probably pass out when the real jaw-dropping WP hardware from Nokia drops later this year.

hehehe...good one.

efjay said,
Funny how ANY piece of good news for WP7 will be spun negatively by the haters. You will all probably pass out when the real jaw-dropping WP hardware from Nokia drops later this year.

Hope you are not referring to Lumia 900 because its not jaw dropping... its a beefed up in size 800 which I have... and a FFC which should have been on the 800 because they managed to get it on the N9 counterpart.

As for later on in the year Nokia Apollo phones might be decent but it remains to be seen.

Would love a Lumia 810 or 8x0 or 8xx ... Same as 800 just improved with FFC, Expandable storage via MicroSD Card... maybe Pureivew (sarcasm)

efjay said,
Funny how ANY piece of good news for WP7 will be spun negatively by the haters. You will all probably pass out when the real jaw-dropping WP hardware from Nokia drops later this year.

Sure, its positive news about WP7, but you also have to take into account that this has happened in the past. Phones like the nokia communicators that barely cracked the market anywhere else, were actually somewhat successful in Finland.

That says, the lumia 800/900 look great.

actually nokia phones are out selling quite a few other phones in different locations around the world on different carriers, this is not a one of event, you will also see a big increase in sales when the 900 is released outside of the US and you will see another increase when the budget 610 is released, wp7 is on the upswing and is starting to take market share away from other phones worldwide, btw the good old USA is not worldwide.

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