Nokia claims Lumia sales excellent; UK sold out

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Nokia is claiming that sales of its flagship Lumia smartphone are off to an excellent start in the UK. The company says that the Lumia achieved the best ever first week for sales in the UK of a Nokia smartphone in recent history. The company says it has now sold out of Lumia 800 handsets in the UK, and denied recent analyst comments that shipments of the device are below target.

According to WMpower User, UK pre-orders for the Lumia 800 Cyan handset indicate it is selling better than the popular Blackberry Bold 9900, the White iPhone 4S, HTC Sensation and Samsung Galaxy S II. The online report also claims that the Lumia was the best seller in Phonehouse.Fr, the Carphone Warehouse's French subsidiary, and that KPN in the Netherlands was seeing sales volumes that put the Nokia smartphone in second place to Apple's iPhone 4S.

However, neither Nokia nor any European operator have released Lumia sales figures with viewpoints being formed by what handsets are proving "most popular" on operators' websites. Commenting on the earlier reports from analysts of poor shipment volumes, Nokia said in a statement carried by Boy Genius: "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."

For more:
- see this WMpower User article
- see this Boy Genius article

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