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  • nusaiba nusaiba Mar 6, 2013 8:52 AM Flag

    Hot News! Nokia celebrates 2 million Nokia Lumia sales in China

    Nokia celebrates 2 million Nokia Lumia sales in China

    March 6, 2013 | By Surur

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    WinP.cn reports that they have heard from reliable sources that Nokia has just celebrated 2 million activations of the Nokia Lumia handsets in China.

    The feat was achieved between December 5th and March 5th, and was hampered in part by the poor availability of the Nokia Lumia 920 handset, with the device frequently out of stock.

    The small internal celebration was led by Gustavo Eichelmann, Nokia’s global vice president and head of Nokia China, with pictures of the event above.

    It was also revealed that the Chinese version of the Nokia Lumia 520 and 720 should hit shelves within the next few weeks.

    If Nokia has indeed sold 2 million of their smartphone in China, the news bodes well for Nokia’s Q1 2013 results, which will need to reach at least 6 million Lumia sales to make up for the absence of Symbian handsets.

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    • corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake Mar 6, 2013 2:12 PM Flag

      Nokia has not sold 2 million Lumias in China, denies details

      News By Daniel Rubino, Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 at 10:15 am

      With Nokia making a large deal to sell numerous Lumia Windows Phones on China Mobile, starting with the Lumia 920 and including the popular Lumia 620, speculation and curiosity about sales numbers have piqued interest from observers.

      This morning, a questionable story on WinP.cn started to make the rounds complete with photos, that reportedly showed the Nokia team “celebrating 2 million sales (or activations)” in that massive country. We’ve been in indirect contact with Nokia China and are hearing that the story is in fact not accurate.

      Like all great mysteries there’s some truth to the origins of those photos but they are taken out of context, resulting in a much more grandiose story than reality portrays.

      From a source at Nokia China who was there:

      “We had an internal celebration some time back. An employee took some snapshots and uploaded to Sina Weibo. The pictures were deleted quite soon though. These pictures are genuine, however the '2M' live tile doesn't stand for '2 million'. I can't tell you what it stands for however."

      Indeed, as far as we know Nokia is categorically denying that they sold 2 million Lumia phones (or 920Ts) in China. There is no doubt that such an accomplishment would have been massive news for the company but like all things, these photos and the resulting story, are not reflective of what actually occurred to our knowledge. To put that number in perspective, Nokia sold 4.4 million Lumias in Q4 2012 in total worldwide.

      Of course we’re all wondering what the “2M” does stand for but like a lot of mysteries, this one may go unsolved.

      Nokia is set to report Q1 2013 sales results on April 18th and perhaps there, we will learn a little more about China.::

      look around on floor for other "i"

    • While this is very good news, the article states: "....and was hampered in part by the poor availability of the Nokia Lumia 920 handset, with the device frequently out of stock."
      when will this idiotic CEO correct this problem ever? Why so stubborn about this nagging problem that is hurting the co.? When will this idiotic man ever use his common sense to resolve this issue once and for all.
      GEEE!!!!!!

 
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