Nokia Lumia 800 has slow start to sales

Nokia Lumia 800 has slow start to sales

Nokia's Lumia 800 handset has struggled to make an impact, with a market share of only 0.17% during November among internet retailers.

According to retail research from price comparison site, the Lumia 800 was outperformed by handsets including the iPhone 3GS, HTC Sensation and Samsung Galaxy S II. The latter had the largest market share with 16.13%.

A spokesperson for the site said: 'Critics have pointed to a range of difficulties experienced by the Lumia 800 including a very limited battery life, poor software functionality and a high retail price.'

However, the spokesperson suggested the phone may have had better success with the business market. He said: 'With the Apple and Android app marketplaces being predominantly geared towards consumer apps it could be that Microsoft's Windows Phone Marketplace starts to grow into the de facto platform for business users and that Nokia help them to do this.'

The website took the statistics from 5,377 mobile phone sales across UK phone retailers' websites, including Carphone Warehouse, Phones 4u and the networks, during November.

November's bestsellers:

1. Samsung Galaxy S II (16.13%)

2. Apple iPhone 4 16GB black (10.24%)

3. Apple iPhone 4S 16GB black (5.50%)

4. BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 (3.79%)

5. Apple iPhone 3GS 8GB (3.03%)

6. BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 ( 2.54%)

7. HTC Sensation (2.16%)

8. Apple iPhone 4S 16GB white (2.01%)

9. Nokia Lumia 800 black (0.17%)

Written by Mobile Today
Mobile Today


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