An influential analyst has rubbished the chances of the Lumia 800 turning things around for Nokia, citing weak sales in the Russian market as evidence that the public are unconvinced.
According to a tweet from Eldar Murtazin, the editor of Mobile Review who has broken a number of Nokia exclusives in the past, retail sales of the Lumia 800 in Russia currently stand at 65 per cent of the Nokia N8 after the same period of availability.
Assuming that’s true, the figures make grim reading for Nokia, especially given that in recent years the Russian market has continued to support its products while other territories have deserted its wares in favour of Android and the iPhone.
Murtazin’s claims come after Orange recently slashed the asking price of the Windows Phone-powered Lumia 800 in the UK. Meanwhile, a Financial Times report last week claimed that UK networks have called for Nokia to slash the cost of its follow-up phone, the Lumia 710, in the wake of subdued demand for the Lumia 800.
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