Nokia’s Lumia 800 smartphone is reportedly selling very fast on the market in the company’s homeland country, Finland.The handset was made available for purchase in the country only two days ago, but stock is already selling out at some locations, retailers confirm.
According to a recent article on kauppalehti.fi, some of Elisa's stores went out of stock very fast, with the black flavor of the mobile phone being the first to sell out.
Gigantti (an electronics retailer), also claims increased demand for the Nokia Lumia 800. One employee notes that he sold more Lumia 800 devices in the first day of availability than N8 units when the Symbian flagship went for sale.
No specific sales figures were provided, but the consensus is that the mobile phone has already proved very successful in Finland.
However, this was somehow expected. Nokia is a Finnish company, and Lumia 800 was the first of its smartphones to run under Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system.
Nokia announced plans to move away from Symbian and to use Windows Phone as its main operating system for upcoming handsets.
Undoubtedly, Finns have been eagerly waiting to see what these new handsets are all about, since Nokia’s future is building on these new phones at the moment.
Lumia 800 was made official last year in October, along with the cheaper Lumia 710 handset .
It landed on shelves in November, but has seen slow sales so far. However, it also benefitted from reduced availability around the world, something that should change in the coming months, as Nokia already started to push it to more countries.
Lumia 800 packs a 3.7-inch screen, a 1.4GHz application processor, 16GB of internal memory, an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, and support for apps and services designed for Windows Phone (some of which are exclusive to Nokia’s devices).