Nokia N8 pre-orders largest "in history"
Posted on 10 Nov 2010 at 10:53, by Gareth Halfacree
Nokia has revealed that its N8 smartphone, based on the Symbian^3 platform, has received the largest number of pre-orders in the company's history.
The N8, which we previewed back in April, is Nokia's latest flagship smartphone and runs the latest edition of the company's home-grown mobile operating system, Symbian^3.
With Apple's iPhone Operating System and Google's Android Platform cornering the market, interest in Symbian has been waning in recent years, and many believe that the N8 represents Nokia's final attempt to gain ground in the smartphone market: if the N8 fails, so does Symbian as a viable platform.
A failure of that magnitude could even see Nokia abandoning the platform it has created and making the increasingly popular move to Google's Android smartphone operating system.
Symbian looks to be on solid ground if Nokia's most recent announcement is to be believed, however. In a message
posted to Twitter, a company representative claimed that "the Nokia N8 has received the highest amount of consumer pre-orders in Nokia history," making the N8 launch the biggest the company has ever experienced.
For a company that, in Europe at least, was once the most popular mobile manufacturer, that's a pretty tall order - and could see the Symbian platform given a new lease of life, although whether Nokia can convince others to adopt it once more remains to be seen.
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Is it me or is this article misinformed, speculative and biased. Were you deliberately trying to make Nokia sound like there on there knees
1. Apple and Android haven't the market cornered. There is more Symbian phones sold than any other mobile OS
2. Its highly unlikely that Nokia will move to Android especially when they put so much time and effort into Symbian and the soon to be released Meego os.
3."was once the most popular" what do you mean they still are, the next rival samsung is lagging by almost 40 million units http://www.idc.com/about/viewpressrelease.jsp?cont
Sorry if i am a bit harsh on you but get your facts straight.
By aprilla2crash on 11 Nov 2010
Why does every article highlighting the precarious state of Nokia's dominant position or Symbians diminishing popularity have to considered biased ?? The Nokia faithful keep going on about how many millions of phones Nokia sells compared to others especially in developing markets. Such a reluctance to face developing trends is exactly what would weaken Nokia's position through a lack of creativity and competitiveness that has seen rivals selling only ONE product gain such popularity in such a short time ! Going from over 40% market share to just over 30% within a couple of years is significant, regardless of if you continue to sell the most units comprising many models in many markets.
Let Nokia reduce all models and compete with up and coming platforms by selling 3 Symbian phones... period - And lets see where those figures go.
We need to se Nokia step up its game - its phones are the most reliable at being phones and solidly built.. they just have to realize that it is not 2004 anymore and they need to evolve as fast as the competition is doing otherwise in a couple years as is projected, they might very well be relegated to the featurephone markets of the world.
Don't Nokia fans realize there has to be a reason there has been top management shake-ups, foreign CEO being brought in.... does it seem like they are not concerned about where the markets are headed ? Of course they are !
By Sputnik001 on 11 Nov 2010
Sputnik001, you make some good points. However, Shareholders get twitchy after reading news articles like this, they see that Apple has come from 0% of the smartphones to 20-30% of smartphones in a few years, with a technically inferior product - but we know from history it's not the better product that wins, it's the one with the best marketing. Going back to Shareholders, the Nokia board wants to assure investors that they are taking the threat of Apple and Google seriously. Sometimes it's best to bring in new blood to give the company extra life. Think of the new Chief Exec of M&S, brought in from Morrisons - not a sign of desperation from a sinking company, quite the other hand. The company is successful, and wants fresh blood to help it get into new markets. So in this context, Nokia's new Chief can be seen in the same context.
By rjd83 on 15 Nov 2010
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By didier2 on 26 Dec 2010
Does NOKIA Care
NO I Don't think so!
They Lauchned THE NOKIA N8.
Although They Know This set Has got a Major Flaw , they could have recalled them & re -check them! Instead They did NOthing! Pwople who got these Falty Sets of N8 can get them replaced of Course ! But should You move abroad or have it break down while on the move , Your in Trouble as they will not replace theses sets , ONLY In the shop where You Bought IT!
NOKIA IS CARE LESS , Give 's customer the Pain & Trouble & Does't Care . What does This Tell You about a Company ? QUITE A LOT in My View!!!
By didier2 on 26 Dec 2010
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