Nokia has heavily invested in marketing its new Windows Phone handset the Lumia 800, which makes us believe that it is now dominating the Windows Phone market. However, according to a highly regarded analyst, the Samsung Omnia W still managed to outsell Nokia’s new smartphone, which the Finnish firm believes will regain its lost glory.
Eldar Murtazin, a known Nokia expert and editor at Mobile Review, tweeted on Twitter that Samsung’s handset running Windows Phone Mango has outsold Nokia’s own, despite the Finnish phone manufacturer spending 45 times more in terms of marketing and advertising.
Although the analyst does not mention how he came to this conclusion, it is possible that he is right. After all, he did break the news of Nokia adopting Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. However, do treat this information with a grain of salt.
Earlier reports contradict Murtazin’s claim. In the UK, online retailers confirmed that there was a strong demand for the Lumia 800. However, according to some analysts, Nokia’s new Windows Phone did not perform as well as expected, which will result in Nokia shipping a mere 500,000 units before the end of year. Murtazin predicted earlier that Nokia would resort to cut the handset’s price by 15% early in 2012 to improve the demand for the smartphone.
Do you believe the Samsung Omnia W has outsold the Nokia Lumia 800, or do you think it is the other way around? Voice out your opinion through a comment.