Nokia ‘momentum map' charts progress towards world domination

Nokia’s announcement of the Lumia 900 yesterday signalled its intention to grab a chunk of the lucrative North American market, with the new handset launching exclusively on AT&T’s 4G LTE network. The Lumia 900 is expected to make its way to other markets later this year, and will be joined by new additions to Nokia’s handset line-up.

Nokia’s range of Lumia Windows Phones began with the two devices – the 710 and 800 – that were announced at Nokia World back in October. But as the selection of handsets continues to expand, and as Nokia expands the availability of these devices to new markets, the company aims to help its customers keep track of everything with a new online feature: the Nokia Lumia Momentum Map.

The global overview of the interactive map shows that Nokia’s three Lumia devices are or will be available on over 40 operators around the globe. Thirteen markets currently offer Lumia handsets, with six more being added shortly, including Canada, which sees the arrival of the Lumia 710 next month.

You can also track Nokia’s progress on a country-by-country basis. For example, if you dip into the United Kingdom, you’ll see that the Lumia 800 is available here, on the Orange, T-Mobile, 3, Vodafone and O2 networks, while a selection of tweets is also shared, along with pictures and video of the company’s marketing activities, such as the impressive ‘4D’ Nokia Lumia Live show featuring Deadmau5, which wowed thousands of Londoners back in November.

Of course, Nokia still has a long way to go before all of the countries on that map are illuminated with those distinctive colourful tiles – but it’s nice of them to make it that little bit easier for us to watch their march towards conquering (or at least reaching) the rest of the world with its Lumia Windows Phones.   

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I guess it was made by Nokia USA as it's concentrated on availability from 'carriers'. And it says in Russia available from MTS and Vympelcom (which is actually branded Beeline) only. But there is no such thing like availability from mobile operator in Russia. Yes all big 3 operators have own shops where you can buy a phone, but they are not correlated to communication plans. They are not locked, not branded and you don't get any discount for communication plans if buying a a phone from operator's shops. So you simply can buy a phone from a shop of one operator then walk few meters to a shop of another operator where you buys a plan without unpacking your phone.

More over. Nokia Lumia devices are not available in Beeline shops, as said on the site. Though available in Euroset, where Beeline owns 50%-1. Anyway, you can buy it in Megafon shops as well and in hundreds of other electronic shop networks all around Russia, including own Nokia shops.

Have seen one Lumia, must say phone does not look bad but Software's terrible.
Seen guy using Facebook app on it, where like 30% of the screen was taken by "FACEBOOK" title and "LAST UPDATES" (or similar below the title) .... that's a waste

Android's better, I can do nearly anything I want with my phone, plus a lot happening for them behind scenes (CyanogenMod & other custom mods) while I doubt Windows Phone will ever get that far.

so the phone's great for people with really really bad eyesight ....

Well. At least they're enthusiastic.

The thing I don't get about Nokia isn't why they won't do an Android phone, or why they went with windows mobile, it's that they seem to completely ignore what everyone thinks when they see the name "Nokia": Sturdy, borderline indestructible phones that can go a full week without a charge.

Kushan said,
Well. At least they're enthusiastic.

The thing I don't get about Nokia isn't why they won't do an Android phone, or why they went with windows mobile, it's that they seem to completely ignore what everyone thinks when they see the name "Nokia": Sturdy, borderline indestructible phones that can go a full week without a charge.


With Android, they will go barely 1 day with a charge.

It is a fact. Galaxy Vibrant with a spare battery here at work.

Ricardo Dawkins said,

With Android, they will go barely 1 day with a charge.

It is a fact. Galaxy Vibrant with a spare battery here at work.

True. While I use my Nexus S as my daily phone.. I also have access to a Samsung Focus. Battery life on the Focus is considerably better than the Nexus S, which can't even seem to hold a full 100% charge in 5 minutes.

Kushan said,
The thing I don't get about Nokia isn't why they won't do an Android phone, or why they went with windows mobile, .

No wonder you don't get it, you don't even know which Microsoft OS Nokia adopted.

Kushan said,
Well. At least they're enthusiastic.

The thing I don't get about Nokia isn't why they won't do an Android phone, or why they went with windows mobile, it's that they seem to completely ignore what everyone thinks when they see the name "Nokia": Sturdy, borderline indestructible phones that can go a full week without a charge.

this is pretty easy to answer!

Microsoft is paying Nokia over a billion dollars (over time) to produce win phones. Also, with MSFT they have a true partnership, they get to dictate to some extent the direction of the ecosystem. They also get MSFT to invest in marketing Nokia phones. If they went Android they would be just another OEM without any advertising assistance from GOOG. But here is the kicker that no one is talking about yet: Win8 Tablets. I can see a Lumia Tab being launched by early fall.

Kushan said,
Well. At least they're enthusiastic.

The thing I don't get about Nokia isn't why they won't do an Android phone, or why they went with windows mobile, it's that they seem to completely ignore what everyone thinks when they see the name "Nokia": Sturdy, borderline indestructible phones that can go a full week without a charge.

Because everyone's doing Android - it's a lot harder to stand out going with Android. There's already two big players in the Android space, and that's HTC and Samsung. WP7 has the potential to be big, and there's no real heavy competition in the WP7 space, which makes easier to stand out. End of the day, if you can't even be the best handset within your own OS space, there's absolutely no way you're going to be a champion handset overall.

Besides, have you used a Lumia 800? The proper integration of hardware and software, as a whole device, rivals that even of the iPhone. The ClearBlack technology makes it feel like the live tiles truly are live, almost super imposed on a plain black surface, rather then being a tile on a touch screen. It's very impressive.

The Teej said,

Because everyone's doing Android - it's a lot harder to stand out going with Android. There's already two big players in the Android space, and that's HTC and Samsung. WP7 has the potential to be big, and there's no real heavy competition in the WP7 space, which makes easier to stand out. End of the day, if you can't even be the best handset within your own OS space, there's absolutely no way you're going to be a champion handset overall.

Besides, have you used a Lumia 800? The proper integration of hardware and software, as a whole device, rivals that even of the iPhone. The ClearBlack technology makes it feel like the live tiles truly are live, almost super imposed on a plain black surface, rather then being a tile on a touch screen. It's very impressive.

I don't think you properly read my comment.