Last week, Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia made its Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8-based flagship device available for pre-order in the Netherlands, and it appears to have enjoyed high demand for it right from the start.
, currently officially available for purchase in a wide range of markets around the world, is said to have enjoyed strong demand right from the start, although some analysts suggest that demand for it was actually weak.
According to nu.nl
, the handset proved highly popular among mobile phone users in the Netherlands ever since pre-orders kicked off.
Retailers such as Coolblue and The Phone House reportedly said that they received a large number of orders for the smartphone, and that they even exceeded expectations.
In fact, The Phone House suggests that the popularity of Lumia 920 among end users is comparable with that of Apple’s new iPhone 5 device.
Pdashop.nl also suggested that the phone
outpaced demand for various HTC, Apple and Samsung devices, but was not specific on the matter.
Overall, all retailers said that they were pleasantly surprised by the number of orders received for the smartphone, although they did not offer exact figures.
For those out of the loop, we should note that Lumia 920 was launched in the country with a price tag of €599 ($782) attached to it, with the wireless charger included in the package.
Lumia 920 will arrive on shelves in the country in 2013, with the same features and capabilities it features in other markets.
The phone sports a 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ touchscreen display, a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm S4 processor inside, 1GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal memory.
packed it with an 8-megapixel PureView camera on the back, front camera for making video calls, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, NFC, support for 4G LTE networks, a 2000 mAh battery, and wireless charging capabilities.