Over 3.5 million Nokia N8 sold since launch 3 months ago
30 December 2010 by Olav Hellesø-Knutsen
Nokia's smartphone flagship N8 has sold between 3.5 and 4 million since launch on September 30 according to independent Finnish research firm
The 12 megapixel camera is one of Nokia N8 stronges selling points and it has received good critics among reviewers. We believe the Nokia brand name can be blamed for many of the sold units. Several reputable camera magazines and web sites rated the N8 as an excellent camera phone much because of the Carl Zeiss optics and not because of the user interface. The N8 was the first model running on Symbian^3 operating system which was given thumb down by many critics.
Nevertheless, the sucessor Nokia E7 which basically is a N8 without the 12 megapixel camera but with a QWERTY keyboard was supposed to be available this year, but are delayed until next year. This gives Nokia a couple of more weeks to push the N8.
The independent Finnish research firm Inderes said yesterday that 3.5 to 4 million Nokia N8 devices were estimated to have shipped since launch. For a comparizon, Samsung's flagship, the Galaxy S has sold 9.3 million since June. This is over 4.5 million per quarter. Slightly more than Nokia's N8.
Nokia has a strong appearance in India, UAE, Malaysia and of course it's homeland Finland. These are the markets where Nokia N8 sales figures are nice reading for Nokia stock holders. An even though India is a typically country for entry level phones the high-end device N8 is doing well.
Take a look at our photo gallery section with over 300 example photos captured with the N8.