Nokia Lumia scores success in Netherlands; elsewhere remains a mystery

Nokia's Lumia 800 smartphone is topping the sales charts in the Netherlands, according to monthly league tables published on a KPN Mobile web page.

KPN Mobile, the leading operator in the Netherlands, has the Lumia 800 as the leading seller during the four weeks in December, with Apple's iPhone 4S being pushed into second place.

The source, according to WMPower, also has the Lumia 800 being the most popular handset with O2 Germany, while being ranked sixth most popular with T-Mobile Germany after the various iPhones and the Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

Meanwhile, the situation in the UK remains unclear for the Lumia 800--being mid-ranked by some operators and not mentioned by others.  It looks like Samsung and Apple are vying to dominate the leadership in the smartphone category in the UK.

However, Nokia has failed to give any indication as to European shipment numbers, other than claiming in late December that the Lumia 800 had gained a lot of "positive momentum" and that it was pleased with the early results.

According to a study conducted by Kantar Worldpanel, the iPhone is encountering increased competition in France and Germany where Android and Samsung are gaining the upper hand. In the three months prior to December, Kantar claims that Android achieved a dominant position in Germany with 61 per cent share of smartphone sales.

For more:
- see this WMPower article
- see this Kantar Worldpanel article

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