4/2/2009 3:12:00 PM
Unprecedented orders for Nokia’s 6700 from operators and retailers
A clamour from operators and retailers has led to record orders being placed for the Nokia 6700 – the replacement to the 6300.
Three operators and Carphone Warehouse are understood to be seeking either a first to market on the device, or colour exclusives, and some are asking for services such as Facebook to be ‘frontloaded’.
The device is expected to emulate the phenomenal success of the 6300 in terms of sales and a long market lifecycle, moving from £35 per month to £15 per month contracts, and even eventually becoming available for around £50 on prepay.
The 6700 (pictured) features a five-megapixel camera, GPS and better internet functions, and will be released in June for around £220, the same price that the 6300 was released at.
Ben Wood, an analyst with CSS, said: ‘If the rumours from the channels are correct, then there is a lot of land grabbing going on.’