Nokia who were banking on a new range of Windows based phones to save the Company have been told that their smartphones including the Nokia Lumina 800 are duds.
The new range of Nokia Windows offerings have only captured 0.17 per cent of the global market according to a survey of
5,000 phone buyers, even Research In Motion with their struggling Blackberry range has managed to capture 6% market share. The Samsung Galaxy S II is top with 16.13 per cent.
The Nokia Lumia 800 which which is due to go on sale in Australia shortly has failed to make a splash overseas with analysts tipping that the European Company will struggle in 2012 up against the likes of Samsung and HTC who also set to launch new Windows 8 based phones at the same time as Nokia.
The Daily Mail in the UK said that Nokia’s Lumia 800 phone – the first fruit of its much-hyped alliance with Microsoft, seems to be unlikely to be the saviour the firm hoped for.
When CEO Stephen Elop took over, he described the firm’s situation in smartphones as standing on a burning oil platform, with no choice but to hurl itself into the sea.
The alliance with Microsoft came after Elop’s gloomy prognosis.
But from sales data released by Mobiles Please, it looks like Nokia has so far failed to make a splash.
A sample of 5,000 sales by the price comparison site found that the Lumia 800 has captured just 0.17 per cent of the market.
If true – and if sales of the relatively new phone and its sibling the Lumia 700 persist at this level – it’s disastrous for Nokia the research Company said.