Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Feb 2012 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless How many N9's did Nokia sell, and how many Lumias did Nokia sell? It's an interesting thing to ponder, because estimates by Tomi T. Ahonen seem to indicate that, despite decidedly undermarketing the thing, the N9 faired considerably better in the marketplace than the Lumia did.
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Nobody cares to compare the markets???
by BrunoH on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 08:59 UTC
BrunoH
Member since:
2011-05-23

C'mon

The N9 has been selling in 37 countries and Lumia has been sold in 6 countries for six weeks Q4 2011. Is this really a fare comparison?

And as the N9 and the Lumia 800 looks almost identical (at least to regular consumers), hom many bought the N9 bacuse it ran Meego?? Really??

I bet that the majority of N9 customers bought it because:

1. Its a smartphone
2. Its a beautiful smartphone
3. Its a Nokia

All those three fits the Lumia 800 aswell. If all N9 shipped to stores were WP7 phone then the 100.000 harcore Meego Nerds would have bought something else. But the phones would have been sold anyway. We at these sites and forum are putting far to much weight into which OS the Phones are running! The regular consumers doesn't know (or care) if they get WP7, Meego or Android. As loong as its a nice smartphone and they can get to Mail, Web and Facebook - they are happy.

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taschenorakel Member since:
2005-07-06

BrunoH: Obviously you don't live in one of the launch countries. Lumia ads were omnipresent: At least one spot in each TV ad block, huge posters everywhere, booths in malls, shopping streets, train stations.

Also make sure to look at the right numbers, like population and worth. Number of countries is meaningless if one phone is introduced in small and poor countries only, whereas the other one sees a heavy launch in the biggest and most wealthy countries.

Edit: And actually huge advertisement effort is ongoing.

Edited 2012-02-02 09:36 UTC

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Morty Member since:
2005-07-06

And as the N9 and the Lumia 800 looks almost identical (at least to regular consumers), hom many bought the N9 bacuse it ran Meego?? Really??


Perhaps you should ask, how many bought the N9 because it did not run WindowsMobile?

After all, historically Win phones does not have a stellar reputation even among regular users.

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_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

After all, historically Win phones does not have a stellar reputation even among regular users.


Historically Windows does not have a stellar reputation (especially among regular users).

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shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Many bought it precisely because it runs Harmattan. I'm not sure you can measure the exact percentage though.

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