Thursday, December 30, 2010

Nokia sells 4 million N8's

Phone Arena reports that since its October 2010 launch, Nokia has shipped between 3.5 to 4 million N8's. While it is nothing compared to Apple's 4 million iPhone's a month, the 3.5 to 4 million units is not bad a bad figure overall.

That is just a bit less, than the Samsung Galaxy S which has sold 9.3 million units since its release last July. The Nokia N8 did much better than the entire gaggle of Windows Phone 7 smartphones, which were also launched in October shipped 1.5 million units during the same period Nokia shipped 3.5-4 million N8's. 

It seems they are selling well in the Philippines too. I was about to get a Nokia N8 on retention from Smart Communications, but after going to two Wireless Centers, the only color they had on stock was orange. Checking with the Nokia Store, they only had orange and green available. Silver, grey and blue are all listed as out of stock.

Update: There is a known issue with the Nokia N8 not powering up or powering down unexpectedly. You can read about it here at the Nokia Conversations blog interview and watch the interview with Nokia’s Excecutive Vice President Niklas Savander at this link.

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