Nokia has revealed that they have sold more than 1 million Lumia branded smartphones globally.
This is not the figure from the last quarter… This is the overall sales figure which does not look very impressive for a company of Nokia’s size.
The company has focused all their marketing effort behind the Lumia brand which is powered by Microsoft Windows Phone mobile platform.
In fact, Microsoft is supporting them financially to back the Windows Phone platform across the world.
There are two models on sale with the Lumia branding. A third one would be released in the near future. Things are not looking good for Nokia for the time being.
Looks like Nokia is struggling with their Windows Phone based smartphones here in India.
The company has just dropped the price of their Lumia 710 model. It is now available for as low as Rs. 15,500 at some stores.
Flipkart is selling it at around Rs. 15700.
This is the cheaper of the two Lumia series models on sale in the Indian market. And with this price cut, it is pretty much the cheapest Windows Phone smartphone in India.
Nokia has not revealed how well these phones are selling but looking at the price cut, it is clear that they are not doing very well.
Nokia can however change the scenario by lowering the price of their Nokia Lumia 800 model as well. They pretty much made a mistake pricing it close to Samsung Galaxy S II model.
Nokia is now selling their Nokia Lumia 710 smartphone in the US market.
The phone is available through T-Mobile USA.
T-Mobile is selling it for USD 50 with a two year long contract.
The device is powered with a 1.4GHz processor and supports the 4G network operated by T-Mobile in USA.
Nokia Lumia 710 also features a useful 5 megapixel camera and Nokia is bundling their Nokia Maps app with the device with offline gps navigation capabilities.
Online sources are reporting that some owners of Nokia Lumia branded smartphones are seeing a new section named Nokia Collection appear in the Windows Phone Marketplace on their devices.
This section showcases the apps from the company being offered on Nokia branded devices alone.
Currently five apps are available: Nokia Maps, Contacts Transfer, WRC Live, TuneIn Radio, and App Highlights.
We believe Nokia would continue to add more in the coming times. It is not clear whether some of these would be released for other devices too.
Nokia has announced that they would launch their first two Windows Phone smartphones Lumia 800 and 710 in some Latin American markets early next year.
The company has confirmed the upcoming launch in Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
It is not clear why they are ignoring some other big markets in this region like Argentina and Venezuela for the time being.
But knowing Nokia, these devices should be broadly available in all the major international markets in a couple of months’ time.
Nokia has already started accepting bookings for Nokia Lumia 800 here in India.